Brief Fact Summary. After being indicted, the petitioner was arrested, making exculpatory statements at the time.
Synopsis of Rule of Law. The Sixth Amendment right to counsel if violated if arresting officers “deliberately and designedly set out to elicit information from” the suspect.
The question here is whether under the facts of this case a Government agent deliberately elicited incriminating statements from Henry within the meaning of Massiah.View Full Point of Law
Whether the initial arrest was an interrogation.
Whether, assuming the initial arrest was an interrogation, the subsequent jailhouse statements were admissible.
Yes. The Supreme Court held that “there is no question that officers in this case ‘deliberately elicited’ information from petitioner. Indeed, the officers.