The 5-4 ruling comes in the case of Genovevo Salinas, who was convicted of a 1992 murder. During police questioning, and before he was arrested or read his Miranda rights, Salinas answered some questions but did not answer when asked if a shotgun he had access to would match up with the murder weapon.
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SCOTUS: Pre-Miranda silence can be used as evidence of guilt
The Supreme Court says prosecutors can use a person's silence against them if it comes before he's told of his right to remain silent.
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