The Bill of Rights and the 14th Amendment

Fifth Amendment

What happened to Ernesto A. Miranda after the U.S. Supreme Court decision?

Prosecutors retried Miranda without evidence obtained from his confession. The prosecution presented the testimony of Miranda’s common-law wife, who claimed that during a prison visit, Miranda confessed to her that he had raped the victim. A jury convicted him again on charges of kidnapping and rape in 1966. Miranda was paroled in 1972. However, in 1976, Miranda was stabbed to death in a bar fight. At the time of his death, he was carrying cards containing the text of the Miranda warnings.

You must be read your Miranda rights if you are taken into custody. Named after the case involving Ernesto A. Miranda, this procedure informs you about, among other things, your right to legal council (iStock).

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