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Criminal Procedure Keyed to Chemerinsky
Spano v. New York
Citation:360 U.S. 315 (1959)
Spano (Petitioner), a 25-year-old foreign-born man with no criminal history, was convicted of murder after confessing to police interrogators. The officers had questioned him for eight hours and brought in Spano’s friend, a police officer, who lied to Spano and told him that he would lose his job and be unable to support his pregnant wife and children if Spano did not confess to the crime.
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