No. 83-1297.

727 F.2d 199 (1984)

Warren W. DOUGAN, Petitioner, Appellant, v. Joseph PONTE, Respondent, Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit.

Decided February 14, 1984.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Owen S. Walker, Boston, Mass., for petitioner, appellant.

Warren W. Dougan on brief, pro se.

William D. Luzier, Jr., Asst. Atty. Gen., Boston, Mass., with whom Francis X. Bellotti, Atty. Gen., Frederick W. Riley, Asst. Atty. Gen., Chief, Crim. Bureau, and Barbara A.H. Smith, Asst. Atty. Gen., Chief, Crim. Appellate Div., Boston, Mass., were on brief, for respondent, appellee.

Before COFFIN, Circuit Judge, TIMBERS, Senior Circuit Judge, and BREYER, Circuit Judge.

COFFIN, Circuit Judge.

The petitioner, Warren Dougan, has filed a petition for writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254. Dougan, who was convicted by a Massachusetts state court of rape, kidnapping, armed robbery, and committing an unnatural act, alleges that his constitutional rights were violated during his state trial. The United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts dismissed petitioner...

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