The appellant was convicted of manslaughter and a misdemeanor. An appeal was filed and the case is here for review. Held:
1. Where a preliminary hearing is held the defendant must be afforded counsel because it is a critical stage of the criminal court process. Coleman v. Alabama, 399 U. S. 1 (90 SC 1999, 26 LE2d 387). However, the defendant is not deprived of any constitutional right if the grand jury issues an indictment against him prior to the holding of a preliminary hearing. Johnson v. Plunkett, 215 Ga. 353 (3) (110 SE2d 745)
; Johnson v. State, 215 Ga. 839 (5) (114 SE2d 35)
; Cannon v. Grimes, 223 Ga. 35
(2, 3) (153 SE2d 445
); Henderson v. State, 225 Ga. 273 (2) (168 SE2d 160)
. Therefore, it was not error to deny the defendant's motion for a preliminary hearing which was made subsequent to his indictment.
3. The remaining enumerations of error are without merit.