Miranda Rights

Pedro Hernandez is charged with killing 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979. (credit: CBS News)

Psychologist Argues That Etan Patz Murder Suspect Understood Miranda Rights

A psychologist testified at a pre-trial hearing Monday that Pedro Hernandez – who admitted killing a 6-year-old New York City boy who went missing 35 years ago – had a sufficient understanding of his Miranda rights.

10/06/2014

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

GOP Lawmakers: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Shoud Be Deemed An Enemy Combatant

Some members of Congress – including U.S. Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) said the federal government should declare Dzhokhar Tsarnaev an enemy combatant.

04/20/2013

From left: Victims Terrence Aeriel, Ioefemi Hightower and Dashon Harvey (credit: CBS)

Court Tosses Statement In Newark Schoolyard Slayings

A statement given to police by one of the juveniles charged in the execution-style slayings of three friends in 2007 is not admissible because he wasn’t adequately informed of his Miranda rights, a state appeals court ruled today.

08/30/2010