April 26, 2013
A federal judge decided to read 19-year-old Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev his Miranda rights even though the FBI hated the idea, the Wall Street Journal reports.
The FBI knew Judge Marianne Bowler was planning on reading the Miranda rights but “was not happy about it,” House intelligence committee Chairman Mike Rogers said in a hearing Wednesday.
“They believed they needed more time. This is not a good way to stop another bomb from going off,” Rogers said, according to the Journal.
Investigators had invoked a public safety exception to put off reading Tsarnaev his Miranda rights, including telling him that he had a right to remain silent. Usually, prosecutors can’t use statements made without a Miranda warning against a suspect in court. This exception lets investigators continue questioning a suspect and later use that information against the person in a court of law.
This article was posted: Friday, April 26, 2013 at 10:25 am