Jerry Lee Irby, Petitioner-appellant, v. State of Alabama, Respondent-appellee, 482 F.2d 1378 (5th Cir. 1973)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit - 482 F.2d 1378 (5th Cir. 1973) Aug. 3, 1973

Joseph G. L. Marston, III, Asst. Atty. Gen., Montgomery, Ala., for respondent-appellee.

Before BELL, GODBOLD and INGRAHAM, Circuit Judges.


The petition for a certificate of probable cause and leave to appeal in forma pauperis is granted and the appeal is ordered docketed. The decision of the District Court denying habeas corpus relief on grounds that petitioner (who pleaded guilty) was convicted without the presence of a jury and denied trial by jury and sentenced without a jury verdict is affirmed.1  Dismissal, for failure to exhaust state remedies, of the claim based on alleged denial of a three-day delay between verdict and sentence is affirmed. Denial of relief on the claim of a coerced plea of guilty is vacated, it appearing to the court that this is an issue which cannot be determined from the face of the record and thus was not determined on petitioner's state appeal and could not be determined in the habeas proceeding without an evidentiary hearing. With respect to this claim exhaustion of state remedies is required.


It is appropriate to dispose of this case summarily. See Groendyke Transport., Inc. v. Davis, 5 Cir., 1969, 406 F.2d 1158