No. 8763.

315 F.2d 643 (1963)

Jesse Garfield PATTON, Appellant, v. STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals Fourth Circuit.

Decided March 25, 1963.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Claude F. Seila, Lenoir, N. C. (Court-assigned counsel), for appellant.

James F. Bullock, Asst. Atty. Gen. of North Carolina (T. W. Bruton, Atty. Gen. of North Carolina, on brief), for appellee.

Before BOREMAN and J. SPENCER BELL, Circuit Judges, and CRAVEN, District Judge.

BOREMAN, Circuit Judge.

This is an appeal by Jesse Garfield Patton from an order of the District Court of the United States for the Middle District of North Carolina denying, without a hearing, his petition for a writ of habeas corpus. Patton's principal contention is that he was denied due process of law when forced to stand trial upon the charge of armed robbery without the assistance of counsel in the Superior Court of Caldwell County, North Carolina.


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