Edward Johnson, Petitioner-appellant, v. Leroy Stynchcombe, Sheriff of Fulton County, Respondent-appellee, 468 F.2d 623 (5th Cir. 1972)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit - 468 F.2d 623 (5th Cir. 1972) Nov. 24, 1972

Glenn Zell, Atlanta, Ga. (Court-appointed), for petitioner-appellant.

Lewis R. Slaton, Dist. Atty., Carter Goode, Joel M. Feldman, Atlanta, Ga., for respondent-appellee.

Before WISDOM, GODBOLD and RONEY, Circuit Judges.


Johnson was convicted of murder and sentenced to death by a Georgia state court. The District Court denied his petition for habeas corpus relief. We reverse and remand for further proceedings consistent with the Supreme Court decision in Furman v. Georgia, 408 U.S. 238, 92 S. Ct. 2726, 33 L. Ed. 2d 346 (1972).

Reversed and remanded


Rule 18, 5th Cir.; see Isbell Enterprises, Inc. v. Citizens Casualty Co. of New York et al., 5th Cir. 1970, 431 F.2d 409, Part I