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Shefton v. Warden of Maryland Penitentiary

Decided: April 9, 1964.

SHEFTON
v.
WARDEN OF THE MARYLAND PENITENTIARY



Izell Shefton instituted a proceeding under the Post Conviction Procedure Act, and from a denial of relief, he applied for leave to appeal.

Brune, C. J., and Henderson, Prescott, Horney, Marbury and Sybert, JJ.

Per Curiam

On August 8, 1963, the applicant filed a petition for post conviction relief, alleging: (1) he was arrested without a warrant; (2) he was held incommunicado; (3) he was denied the right to hire an attorney after his arrest; (4) he was arraigned without counsel; and (5) he was improperly identified. An amended petition was later filed alleging as an additional ground for relief that (6) his plea of guilty was induced by his having made a confession involuntarily as a result of threats and coercion by police officers.

For the reasons assigned by the lower court, the application

for leave to appeal will be denied as to contentions (2) through (6). As to contention (1), the mere fact that an arrest was illegal affords no ground for post conviction relief, though an illegal arrest plus something obtained through it may afford such ground. Here there is no allegation of any product of the illegal arrest. Young v. Warden, 233 Md. 596, 195 A.2d 713; Dailey v. State, 234 Md. 325, 199 A.2d 211.

Application denied.

Disposition

Application denied.

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