guilty plea

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On May 14th, 1984, defendants John Stumpf and Clyde Wesley knocked on the door of Norman and Mary Jane Stout and asked to use the phone. The record is clear on the initial events. After entering, Stumpf and Wesley pulled out guns. Stumpf held the...

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In 1994, Michigan eliminated appeals of right for criminal defendants who plead guilty. See Mich. Const. 1963 art. I, ยง 20. In 1999, after John Tesmer pleaded guilty to the charge of home invasion, Judge John F. Kowalski sentenced Tesmer and denied...

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Overview

Many successful criminal prosecutions in the United States end not with jury trials, but with plea bargains. Plea bargains are agreements between defendants and prosecutors in which defendants agree to plead guilty to some or all of the charges...

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Facts

A grand jury indicted Respondent Robert Keith Woodall for the murder, kidnapping, and rape of a sixteen-year-old female victim, and Woodall pled guilty in Kentucky state court to all of the charges and aggravating circumstances. See Woodall v. Com...