ESCOBEDO V. ILLINOIS

Reaunna Manglona

The Case:

In 1964, a man named Danny Escobedo was was accused of murdering his brother in law in a case called Escobedo v. Illinois.
Before his trial, Escobedo asked to speak to his attorney, but the policemen in charge of him wouldn't let them meet.


Distraught and in a rage, Escobedo accidentally admitted to his connection with the murder (as shown by the comic) while being questioned.

This almost got Danny convicted for murder on spot...

BUT because he was denied the constitutional right "...to have the assistance of counsel for his defense..." before being questioned, the judge in charge of his case deemed his confession as being inadmissible (invalid) and granted Escobedo another trial date.