Byline: Derek Hawkins
7th Circuit Court of Appeals
Case Name: United States of America v. Jon Giles
Case No.: 18-3126
Officials: WOOD, Chief Judge, and BAUER and EASTERBROOK, Circuit Judges.
Focus: 5th Amendment Violation
After Jon Giles's DNA was found at the scene of the robbery of North Community Bank, FBI agents interrogated him at the Pontiac Correctional Center where he was serving a prison term for two other bank robberies. Giles confessed to the robbery. Giles argues the district court erred in denying his motion to suppress the confession, because his prolonged solitary confinement prior to the interview rendered him incapable of exercising a voluntary and knowing waiver of his Fifth Amendment rights. Giles also argues that the district court failed to properly address his...