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US v. Shepperson, 11-4618

Defendant's convictions for conspiracy and murder are affirmed, where: 1) the plain language of 18 U.S.C. section 3005 imposes no affirmative obligation on the district court, except its obligation to appoint a second attorney upon the defendant's request, which defendant did not do; and 2) the district court did not err in admitting the testimony of a cooperating witness, although the government did not furnish a list of witnesses three days before trial as required in capital cases, as the prosecutor did not seek the death penalty in this case and the purpose for which the list is usually required was otherwise met.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 01/08/2014
  • Published 01/08/2014

Judges

  • AGEE

Court

  • United States Fourth Circuit

Counsel