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Criminal Procedure Keyed to Miller
Eddie Dean Griffin v. California
Citation:380 U.S. 609 (1965)
Griffin (defendant) did not testify at his trial for first-degree murder. The prosecutor commented on Griffin’s failure to explain why he was seen with the victim the night of her death. The court instructed the jury that Griffin had a constitutional right not to testify but that the jury may consider his failure to deny or explain the evidence as tending to prove the truth of that evidence.
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