State v. Strozier

Defendant was indicted for murder in the second degree and aggravated assault after stabbing two men during an altercation. Defendant moved to suppress statements he made during a custodial interrogation, arguing that he had not validly waived his Miranda rights and that his statements were not voluntary. The circuit court denied the motion. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding (1) the circuit court did not err in finding that Defendant's statements were obtained pursuant to a valid Miranda waiver and that the statements were voluntarily made; and (2) there was sufficient evidence to support the jury's rejection of Defendant's claim of self-defense. View "State v. Strozier" on Justia Law