BEFORE THE HONORABLE MORRISON C. ENGLAND, JR., JUDGE
REPORTER'S TRANSCRIPT CHANGE OF PLEA TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2006
Reported by: DIANE J. SHEPARD, CSR #6331, RPR DIANE J. SHEPARD, OFFICIAL COURT REPORTER, USDC -- (916) 554-7460
THE CLERK: Calling criminal case 04-0019, United States versus Rodney Butler. On for Change of Plea, Your Honor.
MS. GRAD: Good morning, Your Honor. Mary Grad for the United States.
MR. DUDLEY: Good morning, Your Honor. David Dudley on behalf of Mr. Butler, who is now in the courtroom.
THE COURT: Thank you. Is it correct that Mr. Butler wishes to enter a plea of guilty today?
MR. DUDLEY: He does, Your Honor.
THE COURT: Have I received a fully-executed copy of the plea agreement?
MS. GRAD: You have, Your Honor.
THE COURT: I have received that agreement, and it is fully executed. I'll order that it be filed and made a part of the records in the case. Madam Clerk, please administer the oath.
THE CLERK: Mr. Butler, you do solemnly swear that the testimony you will give to this Court regarding your entry of plea shall be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God?
THE COURT: All right. Mr. Butler, you understand that you have now been sworn to tell the truth?
THE COURT: That means that the answers you're going to give to my questions are being made under the penalty of perjury, do you understand that?
THE COURT: If at any time you do not understand my question or need to speak to your attorney for any reason whatsoever, please let me know, and I will give you time to speak to your attorney, do you understand that?
THE COURT: Please state your full and correct name for the record?
THE DEFENDANT: Rodney Butler.
THE COURT: Date of birth?
THE DEFENDANT: March 30th, 1965.
THE COURT: Your highest level of formal education? THE DEFENDANT: Twelfth grade.
THE COURT: Your most recent occupation? THE DEFENDANT: Heating, plumbing.
THE COURT: All right. Have you ever been treated for any type of mental illness?
THE COURT: Have you ever been treated for an addiction to drugs or alcohol?
THE COURT: Are you under the influence of any drug, alcohol or medication today?
THE COURT: Have you consumed any drug, alcohol or medication in the last 24 hours?
THE COURT: Do either counsel know of any reason why this defendant is not competent to enter a plea today?