You Have the Right to Remain Silent: the Miranda Rights

Ernesto Miranda’s Vicious Crime

On March 3, 1963, an 18-year-old young woman was working her regular job at the movie theater concession stand in downtown Phoenix. When her shift was over, she got on the public bus and headed home; nothing out of the ordinary. It seemed to be a typical evening. When the bus reached her stop, she jumped off and made her way towards her house. She noticed a car, which later was proved to be Ernesto Miranda’s.


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Mr. Miranda didn’t know who this woman was, but he approached her. He then forced the frightened woman to get into the backseat of his car. The girl was obviously terrified, worried she would never get out of this kidnapping alive. Miranda drove for about twenty minutes before he stopped at a secluded area. Sadly, that’s where he stopped and sexually assaulted the innocent girl.

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