Wells v. State

In Wells v. State, 846 P.2d 589, 594 (Wyo. 1992), the Court invoked the Bradshaw test (Oregon v. Bradshaw). The Court ruled that Wells' statement was voluntary when the record demonstrated that he had been read his rights and had requested an attorney, but initiated a conversation and uttered incriminating statements while riding in an automobile with police officers. Id. (In Oregon v. Bradshaw, 462 U.S. 1039 (1983) the Court said that a statement made after the accused expresses a demand for representation by counsel is voluntary if the accused initiates a conversation or dialogue with the police and, under the totality of the circumstances, waives the right to silence and the right to counsel. Id.)