Docket No. 67551, (Calendar No. 1).

421 Mich. 271 (1984)

364 N.W.2d 635


Supreme Court of Michigan.

Decided December 28, 1984.

Released February 1, 1985.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Frank J. Kelley, Attorney General, Louis J. Caruso, Solicitor General, Fred R. Hunter, III, Prosecuting Attorney, and Leonard J. Malinowski, Assistant Attorney General, for the plaintiff.

State Appellate Defender (by Fred E. Bell, Special Assistant Defender, and Ronald J. Bretz, Assistant Defender) for the defendant.



Defendant Larry Hayes was convicted by a jury of first-degree murder, MCL 750.316; MSA 28.548, and sentenced to life imprisonment for the killing of his common-law wife, Bobbie Kelly. On the basis of his failure to cooperate during psychiatric examinations, the trial court granted the prosecutor's pretrial motion to bar evidence relating to an insanity defense.

At the time of trial, MCL 768.20a(4); MSA 28.1043(1)(4) stated:


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