We have a new example for our criminal defense lawyers (and budding criminals) on the blog of how not to respond to an arrest. Faron Thompson, 29, was arrested after he tried to force his fiancée (now presumably his former fiancée) to swallow their engagement ring after she said she wanted to call off their wedding. Given his statements after the arrest, one can understand how she decided to let this gem go.
Thompson reportedly told the officers not to worry when he was arrested for allegedly trying to strangle his fiancée in front of their one-year-old baby. Thompson is quoted as telling the police: “Women always claim assault, but never accept responsibility for provoking someone.” He also reportedly told the police that he would not stop calling her and pursuing her.
I am not sure what a criminal defense lawyer would do with such statements (if made after Miranda warnings were given). However, the word “plea” comes to mind.
Source: Daily Mail