Joseph Hepburn, Appellant, v. United States of America, Appellee, 197 F.2d 864 (6th Cir. 1952)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit - 197 F.2d 864 (6th Cir. 1952) July 3, 1952

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Cincinnati; John H. Druffel, Judge.

Charles A. Cochrane, Cincinnati, Ohio, for appellant.

Ray J. O'Donnell, Cincinnati, Ohio, for appellee.

Before SIMONS, Chief Judge, and ALLEN and MARTIN, Circuit Judges.


This case came on to be heard upon the record and briefs and argument of counsel for appellant.

And it appearing that upon arraignment appellant pleaded guilty to the crimes of kidnaping and violation of the Motor Vehicle Act, as charged in the indictment;

And it appearing that at arraignment the court appointed experienced counsel to represent appellant, and that appellant, although apprised that he could change his plea of guilty, failed to change his plea;

And it appearing that subsequent to sentence a petition for writ of habeas corpus was filed by appellant in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia and was dismissed after extensive hearing:

And no reversible error appearing in the record:

The order of the District Court denying appellant's motion to vacate sentence be, and it hereby is, affirmed.