A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Monday, March 13, 2017
3/13/1963 Miranda arrest
March 13, 1963. On this date Ernesto Miranda was arrested by the Phoenix, Arizona police. He signed a confession of kidnapping and rape, saying he had "full knowledge of his legal rights," but no one had told him he was entitled to a lawyer, nor to remain silent.
Eventually the Supreme Court ruled that was unconstitutional, leading to the Miranda Warning, famous in many court cases and thousands of crime novels.