Report: Davis knowingly waived Miranda rights in capital case

Posted: October 28, 2017 at 1 a.m.

John Christopher Davis

FAYETTEVILLE -- Further psychological testing has determined a husband accused of helping kill his wife knowingly waived his Miranda rights when he talked to Fayetteville police, according to a report filed Friday.

Legal lingo

Miranda rights: Law enforcement officers are required to inform a suspect in custody of his Miranda rights. Miranda warnings are often given verbally upon arrest and on paper before a written confession is taken. Failure to adequately provide a Miranda warning can make any statements made by that suspect inadmissible in court.


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