Nos. 84-3108, 84-3141.

727 F.2d 341 (1984)

Johnny TAYLOR, Jr., Petitioner-Appellant, v. Ross MAGGIO, Jr., Warden, Louisiana State Penitentiary, Angola, Louisiana, and Harry Lee, Sheriff, Respondents-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

February 27, 1984.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

James O. Manning, Metairie, La., for amicus curiae James O. Manning.

Frank Sloan, Jefferson, La., for petitioner-appellant in both cases.

William C. Credo, III, Asst. Dist. Atty., Gretna, La., for respondents-appellees in both cases.

Before RUBIN, JOLLY and DAVIS, Circuit Judges.

E. GRADY JOLLY, Circuit Judge.



David Vogler left his home in Kenner, Louisiana around 8:45 p.m., on February 8, 1980. He told his wife that a black man had called him and requested to see a 1976 Buick the Voglers had displayed for sale in a nearby parking lot. The next morning Mr. Vogler was found, stabbed some twenty times, stuffed in the trunk of his car, where he had been left by his murderer to bleed to death. His car, a 1979 Cadillac...

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