U.S. Supreme Court Will Hear Miranda Case from Missouri
St. Louis, MO – The U.S. Supreme Court will hear the case of a Missouri woman whose murder conviction was reversed because police intentionally waited to read her the Miranda warning until after she had confessed.
The Missouri Supreme Court reversed Patrice Seibert's murder conviction last year, even though she admitted a role in the death of a 17-year-old in Rolla. Her case is the third involving Miranda warnings the high court will hear this fall.
Seibert was arrested five days after the fire in St. Louis County, but police did not read Siebert her Miranda rights.
A 1966 Supreme Court decision requires that, before interrogation, suspects be told they have the right to remain silent.