Paul Castaneda, Petitioner-appellant, v. George A. Smith, Warden, Corcoran State Prison, Respondent-appellee, 120 F.3d 268 (9th Cir. 1997)Annotate this Case
July 17, 1997. **
Before: HUG, Chief Judge, KOZINSKI, and LEAVY, Circuit Judges.
Paul Castaneda, a California state prisoner, appeals pro se the district court's denial of his 28 U.S.C. § 2254 petition. Castaneda's sole contention on appeal is that there is insufficient evidence to support his conviction for voluntary manslaughter. We have jurisdiction pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2253, and we review de novo. See Duckett v. Godinez, 67 F.3d 734, 739 (9th Cir. 1995), cert. denied, 116 S. Ct. 1549 (1996). We affirm for the reasons stated in the district court's order filed on May 27, 1996.