No. 88-1156.

881 F.2d 678 (1989)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Francisco NOLASCO, Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Decided August 1, 1989.

As Amended October 23, 1989.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

David M. Ochoa, Phoenix, Ariz., for defendant-appellant.

Gary A. Husk, Asst. U.S. Atty., Phoenix, Ariz., for plaintiff-appellee.

Before TANG, NELSON and REINHARDT, Circuit Judges.


Francisco Nolasco, an illegal alien, appeals from his conviction on 19 counts of harboring illegal aliens in violation of 8 U.S.C. § 1324(a)(1)(C). Nolasco contends that the district court erred in denying his request that the jury be instructed on the meaning of the term reasonable doubt. This court was first presented with the issue of when the trial court must define reasonable doubt for the jury in United States v. Witt,

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