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No right to preliminary hearing for indicted charge (access required)

Where defendant was arrested on a rape warrant, and, after a preliminary hearing, the matter was referred to a grand jury, which issued an indictment of rape, second offense, the trial court correctly refused to dismiss the indicted charge after rejecting defendant’s argument that he was entitled to a preliminary hearing on the indicted charge. Defendant ...