Ernest Pickens, Appellant, v. United States of America, Appellee, 261 F.2d 438 (9th Cir. 1958)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit - 261 F.2d 438 (9th Cir. 1958) December 5, 1958

Appeal from the District Court for the District of Alaska, Third Division; James Lewis McCarrey, Judge.

Stanley J. McCutcheon, George B. Grigsby, Anchorage, Alaska, for appellant.

William T. Plummer, U. S. Atty., George N. Hayes, Asst. U. S. Atty., Anchorage, Alaska, for appellee.

Before HEALY, Circuit Judge, BONE, Senior Circuit Judge, and CHAMBERS, Circuit Judge.


Appellant was indicted below for the crime of murder in the second degree, and on trial was convicted of manslaughter. The court imposed upon him a sentence of four years' imprisonment, two years of which were suspended. The killing grew out of a drunken brawl on the streets.

We see no reason for interfering with the jury's verdict or court's sentence. The judgment, 148 F. Supp. 652, is accordingly affirmed.