Christopher Fritz, Petitioner-appellant, v. George Sumner, Warden, D. Brian Mckay, Attorney General, Forthe State of Nevada, Respondents-appellees, 892 F.2d 1045 (9th Cir. 1989)Annotate this Case
Submitted Aug. 1, 1989. *Decided Dec. 14, 1989
Before JAMES R. BROWNING, KOZINSKI and RYMER, Circuit Judges.
Fritz appeals the denial of his 28 U.S.C. § 2254 petition challenging the entry of his guilty plea. In assessing the validity of a guilty plea an appellate court should review the entire record, and look to the totality of the facts and circumstances of a defendant's case, to determine whether a defendant entered his plea with an actual understanding of the nature of the charges against him. See Marshall v. Lonberger, 459 U.S. 422, 103 S. Ct. 843, 74 L. Ed. 2d 646 (1983); Henderson v. Morgan, 426 U.S. 637, 96 S. Ct. 2253, 49 L. Ed. 2d 108 (1976). A review of the transcripts of both the change of plea hearing and the entry of judgment and imposition of sentence hearing discloses that the petitioner was fully informed of the charges against him and stated an adequate factual basis.