THE MICHIGAN PENAL CODE (EXCERPT)
Act 328 of 1931
750.318 Degree of murder; determination; testimony, open court, transcript.
The jury before whom any person indicted for murder shall be tried shall, if they find such person guilty thereof, ascertain in their verdict, whether it be murder of the first or second degree; but, if such person shall be convicted by confession, the court shall proceed by examination of witnesses to determine the degree of the crime, and shall render judgment accordingly. All testimony taken at such examination shall be taken in open court and a typewritten transcript or copy thereof, certified by the court reporter taking the same, shall be placed in the file of the case in the office of the county clerk.
History: 1931, Act 328, Eff. Sept. 18, 1931
Am. 1947, Act 295, Eff. Oct. 11, 1947
CL 1948, 750.318
Former Law: See section 3 of Ch. 153 of R.S. 1846, being CL 1857, § 5713; CL 1871, § 7512; How., § 9077; CL 1897, § 11472; CL 1915, § 15194; and CL 1929, § 16710.
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