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http://nycourts.law.com/CourtDocumentViewer.asp?view=Document&docID=47153 Justice Massaro UPON VOLUNTARILY arriving at the police station with his mother, the 21-year-old defendant was arrested by a detective investigating a murder. Defendant acknowledged understanding his Miranda rights on a police department form. The detective reduced defendant’s oral statement to writing. Despite reviewing the accuracy of the written version of his statement, defendant refused to sign the document. After a pre-trial Huntley hearing, the court denied defendant’s motion to suppress his statement. Citing the Appellate Division, First Department’s decision in People v. Curry, the court ruled that defendant’s refusal to sign the written statement did not constitute an invocation of his right to remain silent so as to prohibit police from questioning him. It also found that the environment surrounding the statement was not coercive and that, under People v. Page, defendant had no right to have his mother present during questioning.

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