Ricky Joyner was not under arrest when he came to the police station voluntarily for questioning after his co-worker disappeared.
During more than two hours of interrogation, Joyner repeatedly said he wanted to talk to a lawyer. But police kept questioning him, even after he asked to leave.
Joyner was later charged with his co-worker’s murder, based largely on evidence seized after this interrogation.
When an Indiana judge saw the interrogation footage, he dismissed the case, finding the police had violated Joyner’s rights to an attorney.
But then the case got more complicated.
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