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01-0598-CR State v. Peterson

Patrick Peterson appeals from a judgment of conviction for first-degree intentional homicide and hiding a corpse, and from an order denying postconviction relief. Peterson asserts that he should be allowed to withdraw his guilty plea to the homicide charge because he did not know that the circuit court had the authority to establish his parole eligibility date or to deny him parole. We conclude that although the circuit court did not specifically provide Peterson with parole eligibility information at the plea hearing, its finding that Peterson knew the potential punishment is not clearly erroneous and there is sufficient clear and convincing evidence that Peterson entered his plea knowingly, voluntarily and intelligently.

We affirm the judgment and order.

Not recommended for publication in the official reports.

Dist III, Douglas County, McDonald, J., Cane, C.J.

Attorneys:

For Appellant: Michael J. Fairchild, Menomonie

For Respondent: William C. Wolford, Madison; Daniel W. Blank, Superior


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