Ernest Miranda was a man who was arrested in 1963 for the rape and kidnapping of an 18-year-old woman. He was taken into custody and placed in a police lineup, then after a 2-hour interrogation, Miranda confessed to the crime -- without being informed of his rights. He wrote a confession after being positively identified by the victim, and at the top of the paper was written: "…this statement has been made voluntarily and of my own free will, with no threats, coercion or promises of...Read Full Story
Ernesto Miranda is the man who inspired the creation of the Miranda warnings after police questioned the man about a rape and kidnapping case in Phoenix in 1963. See more about Ernest Miranda here.