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Criminal Procedure Keyed to Ohlin
Illinois v. Perkins
Citation:496 U.S. 292 (1990)
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In November 1984, Richard Stephenson was murdered in a suburb of East St. Louis, Illinois. The murder remained unsolved until March 1986, when one Donald Charlton told police that he had learned about a homicide from a fellow inmate at a facility where Charlton had been serving a sentence. The fellow inmate was Lloyd Perkins, who is the respondent here. The police traced him to a jail and placed an undercover agent, Parisi, in the cell-block with respondent and Charlton. Parisi suggested that the three of them escape. Respondent relied that the jail was rinky-dink and that they could break out. Parisi asked respondent if he had ever “done” anybody. Respondente said that he had and proceeded to describe at length the events of the Stephenson murder. Parisi did not give respondent Miranda warnings before the conversations.
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