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Criminal Procedure Keyed to Chemerinsky
Michigan v. Mosley
Citation:423 U.S. 96 (1975)
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Mosley (Respondent) was arrested for robbery. The police gave Mosley the Miranda warnings and began questioning him. While the police were questioning him, an officer told Mosley that another suspect had confessed and had made a statement identifying him as the “shooter.” Mosley then made an incriminating statement implicating himself in the murder. He was charged with murder, and moved to suppress the statement, arguing that he had invoked his Miranda rights.
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