Clewis v. Texas - 386 U.S. 707 (1967)
U.S. Supreme Court
Clewis v. Texas, 386 U.S. 707 (1967)
Clewis v. Texas
Argued March 15, 1967
Decided April 24, 1967
386 U.S. 707
Petitioner was convicted of murder after a trial in which his confession was introduced in evidence over his objection that it was not voluntary. The conviction was affirmed on appeal.
Held: On the "totality of the circumstances" in this case, the confession cannot be held to have been voluntary, and its use as evidence against petitioner deprived him of due process of law. Cf. Davis v. North Carolina, 384 U. S. 737 (1966).
Pp. 386 U. S. 708-712.
415 S.W.2d 654, reversed.