No. 81-8006.

709 F.2d 643 (1983)

Eddie William FINNEY, Petitioner, v. Walter D. ZANT, Warden, Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Center, Respondent.

United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit.

July 11, 1983.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Dwight L. Thomas, Decatur, Ga., Ursula Bentele, New York City, for petitioner.

Susan Boleyn, Asst. Atty. Gen., Atlanta, Ga., for respondent.

Before RONEY, TJOFLAT and FAY, Circuit Judges.

RONEY, Circuit Judge:

Convicted of murder and kidnapping and sentenced to death, Eddie William Finney appeals from the denial of his petition for a writ of habeas corpus. We affirm the denial of the writ as to the convictions, finding no constitutional violation as to the three issues asserted on appeal: (1) the denial of an independent psychiatric expert to an indigent defendant whose sanity is at issue, (2) his absence during a part of the trial, and (3) the effectiveness...

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