Miranda was paroled in 1972. After his release, he started selling autographed Miranda Warning cards for $1.50. .... Miranda spent most of his time in poorly kept bars and cheap hotels in rough sections of Phoenix. Miranda, then working as a delivery driver, participated in a card game at La Amapola Bar. On January 31, 1976, a violent fight broke out and Miranda received a lethal wound from a knife; he was pronounced dead on arrival at Good Samaritan Hospital. He was 34 years old. A suspect was arrested, but he chose to exercise his right to remain silent after being read his Miranda rights. The suspect was released and supposedly fled to Mexico. The Miranda murder case was closed without ever apprehending the murderer.