Docket No. 86019.

157 Mich. App. 43 (1987)

403 N.W.2d 96


Michigan Court of Appeals.

Decided January 5, 1987.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Frank J. Kelley, Attorney General, Louis J. Caruso, Solicitor General, Gary M. Gabry, Prosecuting Attorney, and Tonatzin M. Alfaro Garcia, Assistant Attorney General, for the people.

William A. Van Eck, for defendant on appeal.

Before: D.F. WALSH, P.J., and HOOD and K.N. HANSEN, JJ.


Following a jury trial, defendant was convicted of being an inmate in possession of a weapon, namely, a sharpened spoon, MCL 800.283(4); MSA 28.1623(4), and was sentenced to from three to five years imprisonment, the term to run consecutive to the sentence defendant was already serving. In this appeal as of right, defendant's sole appellate issue concerns the availability of the defense of duress to a charge of being an inmate in possession of a weapon.<...

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