426 U.S. 637 (1976)
- The court affirmed the judgement of the lower court because it determined that there was nothing in the record that could serve as a substitute for either a finding after trial, or a voluntary admission, that respondent had the requisite intent.
- Defense counsel did not purport to stipulate to that fact; they did not explain to him that his plea would be an admission of that fact; and he made no factual statement or admission necessarily implying that he had such intent.
- The court found that under those circumstances it was impossible to conclude that respondent's plea to the unexplained charge of second-degree murder was voluntary.
The court affirmed the judgment of the lower court.
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