Marshall Project Originals
Confess, or “They’ll Fucking Give You the Needle.”
An idle threat, but the teenage suspect confessed.
For 50 Years, You’ve Had “The Right to Remain Silent”
So why do so many suspects confess to crimes they didn’t commit?
Experts say that people admit to crimes they didn’t commit. Why did only one juror in the Etan Patz murder case believe them?