No. 87-6651.

881 F.2d 696 (1989)

James W. MENEFIELD, Petitioner-Appellant, v. Robert G. BORG, Warden, et al., Respondent-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Decided August 2, 1989.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

James W. Menefield, Techachapi, Cal., in pro per,

Donald F. Roeschke, Deputy Atty. Gen., Los Angeles, Cal., for respondent-appellee.

Before SCHROEDER, REINHARDT and LEAVY, Circuit Judges.

REINHARDT, Circuit Judge:


Appellant James Menefield, presently serving a twenty-nine year, 10 month sentence in California state prison, appeals the denial of his petition for habeas corpus. Menefield argues that the state trial court violated the Sixth Amendment when it refused his request for assistance of counsel in the preparation of a motion for a new trial.

In 1984, Menefield was arrested and brought to trial for burglary, attempted murder...

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