*204 “Nor can we take into account the subtle pressure that a judge may exert on a defendant who rejects a superfluous opportunity for a response such as that proposed here, the acceptance of which can relieve the judge of a lengthy trial. Any preference for guilt that a judge may have towards a defendant must inevitably be reinforced by knowing that the defendant wishes to participate in the pleas. Although these factors are included in all plea bargaining agreements, their impact on the voluntariness of the plea and subsequent proceedings could only be greater if the judge himself is actively involved in interpreting the terms of the rejected agreement. United States v. Worker, 535 F2d 198, 202 (CA 2, 1976). Killebrew limits a court`s involvement to approving or rejecting a non-binding prosecutor`s sentencing recommendation coupled with an accused`s admission of guilt. A court of first instance may accept a defendant`s admission of guilt without being bound by an agreement between the defendant and the prosecution. If a trial court has decided not to comply with the sentencing recommendation attached to the defendant`s plea agreement, the court must declare to the defendant that the recommendation was not accepted and indicate the sentence it considers to be the appropriate injunction. However, a judge`s decision not to follow the sentential recommendation does not entitle the defendant to withdraw his plea. In People v.
Killebrew, the trial judge began hearings with the accused. We note that the coercive atmosphere fostered by this type of judicial involvement in the plea trial renders the subsequent admission of guilt of the accused involuntary. The judicial role in the negotiation process is limited to the acceptance or rejection of an agreement proposed by the parties. The decision of the Court of Appeal was therefore set aside and the case was referred back to the Court of First Instance. It is clear from this brief analysis that the defendant may be persuaded to waive his valuable right to trial with the procedural rights and guarantees that accompany it in exchange for concessions aimed at reducing sentences and security. .