Case Involving a Suspect That Made Incriminating Statements After Waiving His Rights

In People v. Travis, 170 Ill. App. 3d 873, 525 N.E.2d 1137, 121 Ill. Dec. 830 (1988) the reviewing court found the defendant was not subject to an illegal detention requiring suppression of his confession. "The record also establishes defendant was not intoxicated, was not denied food or sleep, nor was he relentlessly interrogated. Defendant began making incriminating statements the moment he entered the station. If defendant had not spoken until the last day, his position might have more merit. However, defendant began speaking promptly, and in each subsequent interrogation, after waiving his rights, gave more incriminating information. There is absolutely no indication that these statements were the result of anything more than defendant voluntarily speaking after having been advised of his rights and waiving same." Travis, 170 Ill. App. 3d at 886.