212 N.W.2d 21 (Mich. 1973), 54341, People v. Allen
|Citation:||212 N.W.2d 21, 390 Mich. 383|
|Opinion Judge:||PER CURIAM.|
|Party Name:||PEOPLE of the State of Michigan, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Jerome Wesley ALLEN, Defendant-Appellant.|
|Attorney:||William L. Cahalan, Pros. Atty., Dominick R. Carnovale, Chief Appellate Department, Thomas M. Khalil, Asst. Pros. Atty., Detroit, for plaintiff-appellee. State Appellate Defender Office, by Dennis H. Benson, Asst. Defender, Detroit, Marshall Redman, Asst. Atty., for defendant-appellant.|
|Judge Panel:||Before the Entire Bench except LEVIN, J.|
|Case Date:||November 21, 1973|
|Court:||Supreme Court of Michigan|
[390 Mich. 385]
The question presented by this appeal is whether the corpus delicti of felony murder M.C.L.A. § 750.316; M.S.A. § 28.548 may be established without evidence independent of the accused person's confession of the essential element that distinguishes the offense of first degree murder from second degree murder.
[390 Mich. 386] We adopt the opinion of Justice Levin as the opinion of this Court.
Reversed, the judgment of conviction is modified to reduce the...
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