No. 39 June Term 1971, Docket No. 52,706.

387 Mich. 269 (1972)

195 N.W.2d 851


Supreme Court of Michigan.

Decided April 6, 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 Thomas R. Lewis, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, for the people.

Jessie P. Slaton, for defendant on appeal.


This case presents three basic issues before this Court: 1) whether a factual basis establishing the truth of the plea is essential for the acceptance of a guilty plea under the law of the State of Michigan; 2) whether the defendant's confession was involuntary, and, if so, whether it may serve as a factual basis for the acceptance of her plea of guilty; and 3) whether the defendant was adequately advised of...

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