Originally Posted by That One Guy
But if they ask him questions and anything is said that incriminates him, they risk it being thrown out in court. Many cases have been thrown out for such procedural issues. It's not like they're walking the guy straight to the gallows, here. Reading the Miranda rights have no bearing on anything until his court date when they consider the admissibility of evidence and statements.
They risk it being thrown out in court if they don't read him his rights. Which is why this makes no sense. They should read him his rights and provide him a lawyer if he asks for one just like any other suspected criminal. The nature of the crime shouldn't change that.