No. 4 December Term 1971, Docket No. 53,232-1/2.

387 Mich. 683 (1972)

199 N.W.2d 202


Supreme Court of Michigan.

Decided July 26, 1972.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Frank J. Kelley, Attorney General, Robert A. Derengoski, Solicitor General, William L. Cahalan, Prosecuting Attorney, Dominick R. Carnovale, Chief, Appellate Department, and Luvenia D. Dockett, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, for the people.

State Appellate Defender Office (Norman L. Zemke, P.C., of counsel), for defendant on appeal.


Charged with first-degree murder, defendant pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the fifth day of trial. He was thereafter sentenced to serve 14 years, 11 months to 15 years in prison. The Court of Appeals denied defendant's application for leave January 6, 1971. We granted leave. 384 Mich. 825 (1971).

Defendant presents three issues for review which attack the sentence imposed as: (1) an abuse of discretion; (2) cruel or unusual punishment...

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