No. 12-1673.

713 F.3d 388 (2013)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Armon THOMPSON, also known as Bin Laden, Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit.

Filed: April 23, 2013.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Stephen C. Moss , Asst. Fed. Public Defender, Kansas City, MO, argued ( Raymond C. Conrad, Jr. , Fed. Public Defender, on the brief), for appellant.

Philip M. Koppe , Asst. U.S. Atty., Kansas City, MO, argued ( David M. Ketchmark , Acting U.S. Atty., Jalilah Otto , Spec. Asst. U.S. Atty., on the brief), for appellee.

Before SMITH, BEAM, and GRUENDER, Circuit Judges.

BEAM, Circuit Judge.

Armon Thompson appeals from the district court's1 sentence imposed following Thompson's guilty plea to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. On appeal, Thompson claims the district court violated his Sixth Amendment right to a public trial at the sentencing hearing when the court closed the courtroom during the testimony of one witness. Because we find no constitutional infirmity, we affirm.


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