No. 702.

390 U.S. 511 (1968)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided April 1, 1968.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

John M. Harrington, Jr., argued the cause for petitioner. With him on the briefs was John A. Pike.

Brian E. Concannon, Special Assistant Attorney General of Massachusetts, argued the cause for respondent. With him on the brief were Elliot L. Richardson, Attorney General, John M. Finn, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, and Howard M. Miller, Assistant Attorney General.


In 1964 petitioner was tried and convicted in a Massachusetts Superior Court for murder, armed robbery, and other offenses. The conviction was affirmed by the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts. Commonwealth v. Johnson, 352 Mass. 311, 225 N.E.2d 360. We granted certiorari because there appeared to be substantial questions concerning the voluntariness of a confession...

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