No. 97-10128.

140 F.3d 819 (1998)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Wayne PETERSON, Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Decided March 31, 1998.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Bertram T. Kaufmann, Fresno, California, for the defendant-appellant.

William S. Wong, Assistant United States Attorney, Sacramento, California, for the plaintiff-appellee.

Before: SCHROEDER, FARRIS and TASHIMA, Circuit Judges.

TASHIMA, Circuit Judge:

Wayne Peterson appeals the district court's denial of his motion for a new trial. Peterson was convicted of conspiring with a codefendant to distribute methamphetamine. The codefendant did not testify, but his confession was read into evidence at their joint trial. All references to Peterson had been redacted and replaced with "person X." In light of Gray v. Maryland, ___ U.S. ___, 118 S.Ct. 1151, 140 L.Ed.2d 294 (1998), we reverse and...

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