According to courierpostonline.com, the beating allegedly caused severe head trauma. News site myfoxphilly.com reported that before confessing, Carpenter allegedly called 911 to report an intruder who broke into the residence, attacked her aunt, and absconded.
Before interrogating anyone deprived of freedom of action in any significant way, the cops must warn the individual about her rights.
|Philosophy By Salvator Rosa|
(1615 - 1673) [Public domain],
via Wikimedia Commons
("Be quiet, unless your speech
be better than silence.")
Second, anything the individual says can be used against her in a court of law.
Third, the individual has the right to the presence of an attorney before questioning begins.
Fourth, if the individual wants an attorney, but cannot afford one, the court will appointed a lawyer before any questioning.
Finally, the individual can exercise her rights at any time during the interrogation.
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