United States of America, Plaintiff-appellee, v. Benito Flores-diaz, Defendant-appellant.united States of America, Plaintiff-appellee, v. Francisco Aros-gonzales, Defendant-appellant, 411 F.2d 1224 (9th Cir. 1969)Annotate this Case
Rehearings Denied June 26, 1969
Albert Morrow, Tucson, Ariz. (argued) for Flores-Diaz.
Lawrence Ollason, Tucson, Ariz. (argued) for Aros-Gonzales.
Reuben Salter (argued), Asst. U. S. Atty., Edward E. Davis, U. S. Atty., Jo Ann D. Diamos, Asst. U. S. Atty., Tucson, Ariz., for appellee.
Before BARNES and JERTBERG, Circuit Judges, and KILKENNY, District Judge.*
The judgment of conviction of the appellant Francisco Aros-Gonzales is affirmed.
The judgment of conviction of the appellant Benito Flores-Diaz is reversed by reason of the insufficiency of the evidence to show knowledge on his part, either by direct evidence or presumptively, of the existence of marijuana hidden in the automobile; the matter is remanded with instructions to dismiss as to him.
The Honorable John F. Kilkenny, United States District Judge for the District of Oregon, sitting by designation