Court Sides with Jackson County Prosecutors in Miranda Case

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The Michigan Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Jackson County prosecutors in a case involving a teenager who incriminated himself in a fatal shooting after telling a detective that he didn't want to talk.
In a 3-2 decision, the court says 17-year-old Kadeem White wasn't being interrogated after he invoked his right to remain silent in 2010. The court says he simply responded when a detective expressed hope that the gun was in a safe place.
White responded by saying, "It was a complete accident." He said he didn't mean to do it.
Justice Mary Beth Kelly disagreed with the court's decision, saying the officer exploited White's young age. The decision means White's statements can be used against him in a murder trial.

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