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Moore believed that McFate had erred when he allowed the confession to be entered and he felt that without it Miranda would have beaten the charge He believed and other observers concurred that he had shown reasonable doubt as to the elements of the crime at the time Arizona required rape victims to resist to the utmost and McGee had not been able to testify that she had done so Alvin Moore immediately appealed the case to the Arizona Supreme Court Was the statement made voluntarily he asked in his brief and was appellant a Mexican boy of limited education afforded all the safeguards to his rights provided by the Constitution of the United States and the laws and the rules of the courts By the time the Arizona high court got around to considering Mirandas appeal in 1965 the US Supreme Court under the liberal Earl Warren had weighed-in on the side of defendants rights They had taken a half step toward Moores trial claim that a suspect was entitled to have a lawyer when questioned by police in the case of Escobedo v Illinois the case was argued on behalf of Illinois by future governor James R Thompson In the Escobedo case the court ruled when police are no longer conducting a general inquiry into an unsolved crime but are focusing on a particular suspect in custody refusing to allow that suspect to consult with an attorney and failing to warn the suspect of his right to remain silent is denial of the assistance of counsel in violation of the Sixth Amendment It took the Arizona Supreme Court 18 months to get around to Mirandas case but found that the US Supreme Courts immensely unpopular Escobedo decision which freed a confessed murderer did not apply to Miranda The Arizona court upheld his rape and kidnapping convictions The Arizona justices strictly interpreted the Escobedo decisions caveats
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