United States Fifth Circuit

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US v. AVANTS, 03-60526

Belated indictment for aiding and abetting a premeditated, racially motivated murder was not delayed in bad faith and thus did not violate due process. Defendant's challenges to various evidentiary rulings, including the admission of 1966 preliminary hearing testimony by a deceased declarant, are unavailing.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 04/19/2004
  • Published 04/19/2004

Judges

  • RHESA HAWKINS BARKSDALE, Circuit Judge:, Before DAVIS, BARKSDALE and PRADO, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Fifth Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellees:
  • Richard Terrell Starrett, Asst. U.S. Atty. (argued), Jackson, MS, Paige M. Fitzgerald, U.S. Dept. of Justice, Civ. Rights Div., Washington, DC, for Plaintiff-Appellee., Julie Ann Epps (argued), Jackson, MS, Thomas E. Royals, Thomas R. Mayfield, Royals & Mayfield, Jackson, MS, for Defendant-Appellant.