Cecal Bell, Appellant, v. State of Alabama, Appellee, 391 F.2d 286 (5th Cir. 1968)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit - 391 F.2d 286 (5th Cir. 1968) March 6, 1968
Rehearing Denied May 1, 1968

Cecal Bell, pro se.

Macdonald Gallion, Atty. Gen. of Alabama, John C. Tyson, III, Asst. Atty. Gen., for appellees.

Before BROWN, Chief Judge, and JONES and CLAYTON, Circuit Judges.


This appeal has been taken from the district court's denial of habeas corpus to an Alabama prisoner presently serving five sentences, which total twenty-five years, for five separate offenses of cattle theft.

Pursuant to this Court's order of September 29, 1966, in Bell v. State of Alabama, 5 Cir. 1966, 367 F.2d 243, the district court held an evidentiary hearing on appellant's contentions that a written confession had been coerced from him and that he had had ineffective assistance of counsel.

From a review of the record including the transcript of the evidentiary hearing, we conclude that the district court committed no reversible error in these findings. The judgment of the district court is