Ernesto Miranda confessed to rape and kidnapping. This confession followed many hours of intense police interrogation.
During Miranda's trial his defense attorneys tried to get his confession suppressed. They stated that he was not advised of his right to counsel and to remain silent.
Later in a landmark Supreme Court decision Miranda v. Arizona in 1966, the Supreme Court held that police must inform a suspect of their right to an attorney and to remain silent before questioning the person.
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