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State of New Jersey v. Charles Welch

October 26, 2012

STATE OF NEW JERSEY, PLAINTIFF-RESPONDENT,
v.
CHARLES WELCH, DEFENDANT-APPELLANT.



On appeal from the Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division, Mercer County, Indictment No. 07-08-0858.

Per curiam.

NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION

Submitted October 16, 2012 -

Before Judges Harris and Hoffman.

Defendant Charles Welch appeals from the October 22, 2009 judgment of conviction that imposed a sentence of twenty-two years imprisonment subject to the No Early Release Act (NERA), N.J.S.A. 2C:43-7.2. We affirm.

After being indicted for the murder of Robert DeLoach and two weapons offenses, Welch pled guilty to first-degree aggravated manslaughter, N.J.S.A. 2C:11-4(a). In exchange, the State promised that it would recommend a term of imprisonment not to exceed twenty-two years, subject to the NERA. During the sworn plea allocution, the issue of self-defense was examined. After Welch answered affirmatively that he was acting in self-defense, the following colloquy occurred:

Q. Well, you shot [the victim] once, right?

A. Once?

Q. You shot him -- you started out by shooting him one time, right?

A. Yes.

Q. What happened after that?

A. I kept shooting.

Q. You kept shooting. Okay. And how many shots ...


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