Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
MICHAEL A. DE SIMONE, pro se.
WILLIAM G. CLARK, Attorney General, of Springfield, and DANIEL P. WARD, State's Attorney, of Chicago, (FRED G. LEACH and E. MICHAEL O'BRIEN, Assistant Attorneys General, and EDWARD J. HLADIS and JAMES R. THOMPSON, Assistant State's Attorneys, of counsel,) for the People.
Supreme Court of Illinois.
Reversed and remanded.
Mr. JUSTICE SCHAEFER delivered the opinion of the court:
On May 11, 1960, the defendant, Michael A. De Simone, was indicted upon a charge of murder in the criminal court of Cook County. At his arraignment the public defender was appointed to represent him, and a plea of not guilty was entered. On October 31, 1960, the defendant, acting against the advice of his appointed counsel, withdrew his plea of not guilty and entered a plea of...
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