Hayden v. State, No. 30363

Docket NºNo. 30363
Citation201 N.E.2d 329, 245 Ind. 591
Case DateSeptember 25, 1964
CourtSupreme Court of Indiana

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201 N.E.2d 329
245 Ind. 591
Charles William HAYDEN, Appellant,
v.
STATE of Indiana, Appellee.
No. 30363.
Supreme Court of Indiana.
Sept. 25, 1964.

[245 IND 593] Money, Orr, Bridwell & Fink, Indianapolis, for appellant.

Edwin K. Steers, Atty. Gen., Edgar Husted, Deputy Atty. Gen., for appellee.

[245 IND 602] ACHOR, Chief Justice.

Appellant asserts two grounds as cause for rehearing. They are:

[245 IND 603] 1. That the conviction was not sustained by sufficient evidence.

2. That appellant did not have the benefit of counsel prior to the taking of his confession which was admitted in evidence.

The issue as to the sufficiency of the evidence was fully considered in the majority opinion and does not merit further consideration.

In support of his second contention appellant relies upon the recent decision of the U. S. Supreme Court in the case of Escobedo v. Illinois (1964), 378 U.S. 478, 84 S.Ct. 1758, 12 L.Ed.2d 977, decided on June 22, this year. However, the facts in the Escobedo case and the case at bar are clearly distinguishable, and, therefore, that case is not controlling of the case at bar. In the Escobedo case the court held a confession taken from a defendant to be inadmissible for the reason that he had requested counsel before making his confession, which request was not only denied him but his attorney was forcibly restrained from conferring with him. In the present case the defendant was advised of his right to counsel at least two times but signed the incriminating statement without requesting such counsel. Thus, even under the ruling of the Escobedo case, supra, it must also be considered that appellant waived any right to counsel.

In contradiction of the fact of such waiver, appellant asserts that he cannot be charged with a waiver because of his 'tender age.' Under other circumstances, we might concur in appellant's contention, but here it is apparent from the facts in evidence

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that appellant was worldly wise far beyond the years of his 'tender age.'

[245 IND 604] We cannot say that the taking of appellant's confession without benefit of counsel in anywise deprived him of any constitutional right of due process or that the admission of his confession in evidence constituted an abuse of discretion.

Petition for rehearing is therefore denied.

ARTERBURN and LANDIS, JJ., concur.

JACKSON, J., concurs in the result.

MYERS, J., not participating.

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  • United States v. Drummond, No. 310
    • United States
    • United States Courts of Appeals. United States Court of Appeals (2nd Circuit)
    • December 2, 1965
    ...378 U.S. at 490 n. 14, 84 S.Ct. at 1765. See also Jackson v. United States, 119 U.S.App.D.C. 100, 337 F.2d 136 (1964); Hayden v. State, 201 N.E.2d 329 (Ind. 1964); State v. Elam, 263 N.C. 237, 139 S.E.2d 601, 606 (1965). It is interesting to note, moreover, that despite the holding in Unite......
  • Green v. State, No. 2--1072A72
    • United States
    • Indiana Court of Appeals of Indiana
    • December 27, 1973
    ...in a sense eliminate the value of confessions.' (Emphasis supplied) And in Hayden v. State (1964) 245 Ind. 591, 595, 199 N.E.2d 102, 105, 201 N.E.2d 329: 'This court has stated the reason for this rule, as 'The purpose of requiring the proof of the corpus delicti in a criminal case is none ......
  • Lokos v. State, 2 Div. 463.
    • United States
    • Supreme Court of Alabama
    • November 18, 1965
    ...380 (January 29, 1965); State v. Kitashiro (Hawaii), 397 P.2d 558; State v. Hall, 88 Idaho 117, 397 P.2d 261; Hayden v. State (Ind.), 201 N.E.2d 329; Carson v. Commonwealth (Ky.), 382 S.W. 2d 85; Anderson v. State, 237 Md. 45, 205 A.2d 281; Swartz v. State, 237 Md. 263, 205 A.2d 803; Common......
  • Jackson v. State, No. 5475
    • United States
    • Supreme Court of Arkansas
    • December 14, 1970
    ...cert. denied, 392 U.S. 945, 88 S.Ct. 2303, 20 L.Ed.2d 1407; Jones v. State, 119 Ga.App. 105, 166 S.E.2d 617 (1969); Hayden v. State, 245 Ind. 591, 201 N.E.2d 329 (1964), cert. denied, 384 U.S. 1013, 86 S.Ct. 1926, 16 L.Ed.2d 1034; People v. Schwartz, 6 Mich.App. 581, 149 N.W.2d 897 (1967); ......
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  • United States v. Drummond, No. 310
    • United States
    • United States Courts of Appeals. United States Court of Appeals (2nd Circuit)
    • December 2, 1965
    ...378 U.S. at 490 n. 14, 84 S.Ct. at 1765. See also Jackson v. United States, 119 U.S.App.D.C. 100, 337 F.2d 136 (1964); Hayden v. State, 201 N.E.2d 329 (Ind. 1964); State v. Elam, 263 N.C. 237, 139 S.E.2d 601, 606 (1965). It is interesting to note, moreover, that despite the holding in Unite......
  • Green v. State, No. 2--1072A72
    • United States
    • Indiana Court of Appeals of Indiana
    • December 27, 1973
    ...in a sense eliminate the value of confessions.' (Emphasis supplied) And in Hayden v. State (1964) 245 Ind. 591, 595, 199 N.E.2d 102, 105, 201 N.E.2d 329: 'This court has stated the reason for this rule, as 'The purpose of requiring the proof of the corpus delicti in a criminal case is none ......
  • Lokos v. State, 2 Div. 463.
    • United States
    • Supreme Court of Alabama
    • November 18, 1965
    ...380 (January 29, 1965); State v. Kitashiro (Hawaii), 397 P.2d 558; State v. Hall, 88 Idaho 117, 397 P.2d 261; Hayden v. State (Ind.), 201 N.E.2d 329; Carson v. Commonwealth (Ky.), 382 S.W. 2d 85; Anderson v. State, 237 Md. 45, 205 A.2d 281; Swartz v. State, 237 Md. 263, 205 A.2d 803; Common......
  • Jackson v. State, No. 5475
    • United States
    • Supreme Court of Arkansas
    • December 14, 1970
    ...cert. denied, 392 U.S. 945, 88 S.Ct. 2303, 20 L.Ed.2d 1407; Jones v. State, 119 Ga.App. 105, 166 S.E.2d 617 (1969); Hayden v. State, 245 Ind. 591, 201 N.E.2d 329 (1964), cert. denied, 384 U.S. 1013, 86 S.Ct. 1926, 16 L.Ed.2d 1034; People v. Schwartz, 6 Mich.App. 581, 149 N.W.2d 897 (1967); ......
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