posted on Apr, 24 2013 @ 03:51 PM
The Washington Post has published the transcript of a bedside hearing at which Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been read his Miranda Rights.
I (who am tired of journalism) is reading it now.
Mr. Tsarnaev is being held without bail due to risk of flight. He will be given court appointed defense since he says he lacks finances to pay for a
lawyer. He was not required to answer charges, enter a plea at this time. There will be a "probable cause" hearing on May 30, 2013.
I wonder if the Miranda Rights issue will arise in this case. I don't believe he was read those rights upon arrest. Anonymous officials have said that
he admitted doing the crimes in interviews with officials. I think those admissions might well be found inadmissible in court since the rights were
not read to him upon arrest or, one assumes, until read to him at the preliminary hearing.
One might also question whether, having been shot only a couple of days ago, Mr. Tsarnaev should have been questioned at all or even forced to attend
a hearing. His court appointed attorney might well visit those issues.
edit on 24-4-2013 by ipsedixit because: (no reason given)