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Blogs | May 28, 2015
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MSC directs trial court to correct judgment of sentence that lists four first-degree murder convictions when only two people were murdered

In People v. Perry, No. 150147, the Michigan Supreme Court remanded to the trial court, directing it to correct the judgment of sentence to reflect two first-degree murder convictions instead of four because only two people were murdered.  The court relied on People v. Orlewicz, 293 Mich App 96 (2001), in which the Court of Appeals held that convicting a defendant of both first-degree premeditated murder and first-degree felony murder arising out of the death of a single person violates double jeopardy protection.