United States v. Perrin, No. 10-1885 (8th Cir. 2011)Annotate this Case
Defendant pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography. At issue on appeal was whether defendant was in custody when he confessed to law enforcement. The court held that, having considered the totality of the circumstances de novo, defendant was not in custody during the ten minutes of voluntary questioning in his bedroom; a reasonable person in his position would have felt at liberty not to answer questions or leave or both; and no Miranda warnings were required. Therefore, defendant's statements were admissible.