Docket No. 71296, (Calendar No. 3).

421 Mich. 494 (1984)

364 N.W.2d 654


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, Paul L. Maloney, Prosecuting Attorney, and John T. Burhans, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, for the plaintiff.

Bleich, Burch, Dettman & Grumbine (by Andrew J. Burch) for the defendant.


Defendant pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. MCL 750.317; MSA 28.549. Pursuant to a plea bargain, a charge of first-degree murder was dismissed. MCL 750.316; MSA 28.548. He was sentenced to life imprisonment.

The Court of Appeals considered and rejected asserted errors touching the plea-taking procedure and that Court's ruling thereon is not challenged here. Rather defendant here argues the effect of "Proposal B" on the "lifer law" and claims...

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