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Criminal Procedure keyed to Kamisar
Miller v. Fenton
Citation:796 F.2d 589 (3d Cir. 1986)
Detective Boyce interrogated Miller (defendant), the prime suspect in a murder case. Miller was read his Miranda rights, which he waived. Boyce did not threaten or physically coerce Miller; rather, he acted in a friendly and sympathetic manner, indicating that he did not believe Miller was a criminal but rather a person with psychological problems who needs help. Boyce also told Miller several lies regarding the case in an attempt to obtain a confession. Miller eventually confessed to the murder and collapsed in a state of shock.
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