Carson Thornton, Appellant, v. United States of America, Appellee, 268 F.2d 583 (D.C. Cir. 1959)

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US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit - 268 F.2d 583 (D.C. Cir. 1959) Argued June 19, 1959
Decided June 25, 1959

Mr. Charles C. Abeles, Washington, D. C. (appointed by this Court) for appellant.

Mr. Frank Quill Nebeker, Asst. U. S. Atty., with whom Messrs. Oliver Gasch, U. S. Atty., and Carl W. Belcher, Asst. U. S. Atty., were on the brief, for appellee.

Before WILBUR K. MILLER, FAHY and DANAHER, Circuit Judges.


During a drunken week end Carson Thornton beat William B. Hoagland about the head with a wine bottle. In his trial for assault with a dangerous weapon, the jury rejected Thornton's plea of self-defense and found him guilty as charged. He appeals.

We find no error.