Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
John W. Osburn, Solicitor General of Oregon, argued the cause for petitioner. With him on the brief were Lee Johnson, Attorney General, and Thomas H. Denney and John H. Clough, Assistant Attorneys General.
Ross R. Runkel, by appointment of the Court, 412 U.S. 904, argued the cause and filed a brief for respondent.
Supreme Court of United States.
MR. JUSTICE REHNQUIST delivered the opinion of the Court.
Respondent Naughten was tried in an Oregon state court for the crime of armed robbery. The State's principal evidence consisted of testimony by the owner of the grocery store that respondent had robbed the store at gunpoint and of corroborative testimony by another eyewitness. In addition, two police officers testified that respondent had been found near the scene of the robbery and that the stolen money was...
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