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SCV: Miranda warning written in Spanish was effective (access required)

Evidence was sufficient to conclude that a Spanish-speaking defendant waived his Miranda rights prior to a police interview. He was given the written warning in Spanish, asked by an interpreter if he understood it, and read it back to officers. Background Detective S. Lafley was investigating the rape of Appellant Francisco Tirado’s minor cousin. She interviewed Tirado with translation ...