No. 36742.

61 Wn.2d 261 (1963)

377 P.2d 885

In the Matter of the Application for a Writ of Habeas Corpus of JOSEPH CHESTER SELF, Petitioner, v. B.J. RHAY, as Superintendent of the State Penitentiary, Respondent.

The Supreme Court of Washington, En Banc.

January 17, 1963.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Daniel J. Riviera and Alan F. Austin, for petitioner.

The Attorney General and Philip H. Austin, Assistant, for respondent.


This matter is before us on a petition for a writ of habeas corpus which raises the question of the constitutionality of the Laws of 1919, chapter 112, § 1 (RCW 9.48.030).

Petitioner was convicted of the crime of murder in the first degree in the Superior Court for King County. By special verdict, the jury inflicted the death penalty. Sentence was accordingly imposed on June 17, 1960. Petitioner appealed to this court where the judgment and...

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