No. 21175.

396 F.2d 671 (1968)

Milton CURETON, Appellant, v. UNITED STATES of America, Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit.

Decided April 18, 1968.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. Harry A. Inman, Washington, D. C., (appointed by this court) for appellant.

Mr. Jerome M. Feit, Attorney, Department of Justice, of the bar of the Court of Appeals of New York, pro hac vice, by special leave of court, for appellee. Messrs. David G. Bress, U. S. Atty., and Frank Q. Nebeker, Asst. U. S. Atty., were on the brief for appellee.

Before FAHY, Senior Circuit Judge, and McGOWAN and ROBINSON, Circuit Judges.

FAHY, Senior Circuit Judge:

Appellant was convicted by a jury of housebreaking (22 D.C.Code § 1801), arson (22 D.C.Code § 401), and malicious destruction of personal property of a value in excess of $200.00 (22 D.C. Code § 403). The charges grew out of a single episode which was apparently the result of an estrangement between appellant and his wife. She had rejoined her father and stepmother in their household where the indicted conduct occurred. The...


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