No. 34126.

56 Wn.2d 178 (1960)

351 P.2d 921

In the Matter of the Application for a Writ of Habeas Corpus of CALVIN ARQUETTE, Petitioner, v. MERLE E. SCHNECKLOTH, as Superintendent of the State Penitentiary, Respondent.

The Supreme Court of Washington, En Banc.

May 5, 1960.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

The Attorney General and Michael R. Alfieri, Assistant, for respondent.


Calvin Arquette was charged with the intentional taking of an automobile without the permission of the owner. RCW 9.54.020. He waived counsel, pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to the penitentiary for a period of not more than ten years. No challenge was then made to the jurisdiction of the superior court.

Calvin Arquette filed his petition for a writ of habeas corpus in this court and alleged that he

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