Civ. A. No. 781494.

462 F.Supp. 366 (1978)

Felix Stroud HAMMONTREE v. C. Paul PHELPS, Director, Louisiana Department of Corrections.

United States District Court, W. D. Louisiana, Lake Charles Division.

December 29, 1978.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Joe J. Tritico, D. Michael Mooney, Lake Charles, La., for plaintiff.

Frank T. Salter, Jr., Dist. Atty. and Adam L. Ortego, Jr., Asst. Dist. Atty., Fourteenth Judicial Dist. Court, Calcasieu Parish, Lake Charles, La., for defendant.

VERON, District Judge:


After a jury trial in the Fourteenth Judicial District Court, Parish of Calcasieu, Louisiana, the petitioner, Felix Stroud Hammontree, was convicted of negligent homicide in violation of Louisiana Revised Statutes 14:32. He was sentenced to five years hard labor in the custody of the Louisiana Department of Corrections and is presently in the respondent's custody serving that sentence. On appeal, the Louisiana Supreme Court...

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