No. 671.

337 U.S. 241 (1949)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided June 6, 1949.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

John F. Finerty argued the cause for appellant. With him on the brief was Edward H. Levine.

Solomon A. Klein argued the cause for respondent. With him on the brief was Miles F. McDonald.

MR. JUSTICE BLACK delivered the opinion of the Court.

A jury in a New York state court found appellant guilty of murder in the first degree.1 The jury recommended life imprisonment, but the trial judge imposed sentence of death.2 In giving his reasons for imposing the death sentence the judge discussed in open court the evidence upon which the jury had convicted stating that this evidence had been considered...

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