Decided: March 19, 1962.
STATE OF NEW JERSEY, PLAINTIFF-RESPONDENT,
NEILS R. ELLIS, DEFENDANT-APPELLANT
For affirmance -- Chief Justice Weintraub, and Justices Jacobs, Francis, Proctor, Hall, Schettino and Haneman. For reversal -- None.
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Defendant appeals from a denial of a writ of habeas corpus by the Middlesex County Court.
The application is grounded basically upon an allegation that a plea of nolo contendere was entered to a murder indictment on behalf of defendant by his court-appointed attorney without defendant's authorization and without understanding on his part of the nature of the plea.
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We have examined the record and are satisfied that defendant knew the nature of the plea and authorized his counsel to enter said plea.