Is a Confession During Arrest by An ''Invalid Warrant'' Admissible ?
In Coleman v. State, the defendant had been given Miranda warnings several times, had indicated he understood his rights, and had waived them. 643 S.W.2d 947, 949 (Tex. Crim. App. 1982).
The period between the arrest and completion of the confession was five hours. Id.
The only intervening circumstance was a search for the body and a weapon. Id.
Although the police arrested the defendant on an invalid warrant, probable cause existed at the time of the arrest, and the officer who made the arrest believed the warrant was valid. Id.
The defendant's initial remarks were spontaneous, and his confession was voluntarily given. Id.