PEOPLE OF MI V TIYA MANNINGAnnotate this Case
STATE OF MICHIGAN
COURT OF APPEALS
PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN,
December 15, 2000
Wayne Circuit Court
LC No. 99-006691
February 2, 2001
Before: O'Connell, P.J., and Kelly and Whitbeck, JJ.
KELLY, J. (concurring in result).
I agree with the majority that the trial court erred in suppressing defendant's inculpatory
statement solely on the basis of the delay and that the court should have, instead, considered the
voluntariness of the statement based on the totality of the circumstances under People v
Cipriano, 431 Mich 315, 334; 429 NW2d 781 (1988). However, to the extent that the majority
attempts to evaluate the voluntariness of the statement in light of the record presented to us, I
disagree with that approach. The statement must first be properly evaluated by the trial court.
That was not done in this case. Therefore, because the trial court has not yet done so, this Court
should not be attempting to evaluate the voluntariness of the statement. We simply do not have
all the necessary information to do so. However, because I believe that we must reverse and
remand to the trial court to make appropriate findings under the factors established in Cipriano, I
concur in the result.
/s/ Michael J. Kelly