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US v. O'Keefe, 04-30691

Defendant's conviction for "seaman's manslaughter" is affirmed over his claim that the district court erred by rejecting his proposed jury instruction stating that gross negligence or heat of passion is necessary for his conviction.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 09/20/2005
  • Published 09/21/2005


  • CARL E. STEWART, Circuit Judge:, Before KING, Chief Judge, and BARKSDALE and STEWART, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Fifth Circuit


  • For Appellees:
  • Gaven Dall Kammer (argued), William P. Gibbens, New Orleans, LA, for Plaintiff-Appellee., George Chaney, Jr. (argued), Robin Elise Schulberg, Covington, LA, for Defendant-Appellant.