Mesa, Arizona: Grave of Ernesto Miranda

Ernesto A. Miranda was the "Miranda rights" guy.

Mesa Cemetery

Address:
1212 N. Center St., Mesa, AZ
Directions:
Mesa Cemetery. Entrance is on the west side of N. Center St., across from the baseball stadium, just north of Brown Rd. Grave is toward the back of the cemetery; drive in, then turn right on 8th St. The grave is on the right (east) side of 8th St. just south of C St. It's a simple marker, flush with the ground. Block 677 Lot 1 Space 2. Third row in, about 8th from end.
Hours:
Daily dawn-dusk (Call to verify)
Phone:
480-644-2335
Admission:
Free
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Grave of Miranda.

Grave of Ernesto Miranda

Ernesto A. Miranda was a career criminal. In 1963 he was arrested and convicted for armed robbery and the kidnap/rape of an 18-year-old girl without being advised of his right to remain silent and to have an attorney present during questioning.

His attorneys appealed his conviction, which led to the 1966 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that all suspects at the time of their arrests must be read their "Miranda" rights. His conviction was overturned, he was released, and promptly rearrested and "Mirandized." He served 11 years before being paroled.

On January 31, 1976, he was stabbed to death in a bar fight.

[Joe Boulter, 04/22/2013]

He really needs a bigger tombstone to fit all that information.

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