No. 00-2753

259 F.3d 700 (2001)

Elias Walter Wanatee, Petitioner-Appellee, v. John Ault, Respondent-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit.

Filed: August 1, 2001

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Sharon Hall, Asst. Atty. General, argued, Des Moines, IA, for appellant.

F. Montgomery Brown, argued, Clive, IA, for appellee.

Before RICHARD S. ARNOLD and FAGG, Circuit Judges, and PERRY, District Judge.

PERRY, District Judge.

Elias Wanatee was sentenced to life imprisonment following his conviction by an Iowa jury of first degree, willful injury, and assault while participating in a felony. After exhausting his state remedies, Wanatee filed a petition for habeas corpus in the United States District Court pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254. The district court2 granted the petition, holding that Wanatee's constitutional rights were violated...

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