No. 01-2786.

275 F.3d 741 (2002)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Randall Gene WHITEFEATHER, Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit.

Filed: January 7, 2002.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Craig S. Hunter, Duluth, MN, argued, for appellant.

Bridgid E. Dowdall, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Minneapolis, MN, for appellee.

Before MURPHY and HEANEY, Circuit Judges, and PIERSOL, District Judge.

MURPHY, Circuit Judge.

Randall Gene Whitefeather was found guilty of simple assault on the Red Lake Reservation in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 113(a)(5) (2000). On his appeal, Whitefeather contends that the district court2 improperly instructed the jury on the definition of simple assault and that he was denied effective assistance of counsel. We affirm.

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