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Criminal Law – Arson – Guilty Plea – Factual Basis for Plea (access required)

Because the prosecutor provided a lengthy statement alleging that the defendant maliciously burned the victim’s home after earlier threatening to do so, and defendant admitted in a recorded interview to setting another fire that coincided with the location of the fire at issue, the trial court had a factual basis to accept defendant’s guilty plea ...

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