No. 791, Misc.

391 U.S. 464 (1968)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided May 27, 1968.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

E. Barrett Prettyman, Jr., and Isaac Mellman for petitioner.

Duke W. Dunbar, Attorney General of Colorado, Frank E. Hickey, Deputy Attorney General, and John P. Moore, Assistant Attorney General, for respondent.


On November 27, 1959, petitioner was found guilty of first degree murder by a Colorado jury, which fixed his penalty at death. Following subsequent state proceedings, he sought a writ of habeas corpus in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. He alleged that he had received inadequate representation by appointed trial counsel,1 that the trial court had not properly...

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