§ 30-13-48 Entering of not-guilty plea by court.
If an accused arraigned before a court-martial makes an irregular pleading; or after a plea of guilty sets up matters inconsistent with the plea; or if it appears that the accused has entered the plea of guilty improvidently or through lack of understanding of its meaning and effect; or if the accused fails or refuses to plead; a plea of not guilty shall be entered in the record, and the court shall proceed as though he or she had pleaded not guilty.
(G.L. 1956, § 30-13-48; P.L. 1962, ch. 82, § 1.)