United States Fifth Circuit

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US v. Stephens, 04-30185, 05-30668

Defendant's convictions and sentence for various charges arising out of a string of armed bank robberies in Louisiana are reversed and vacated, respectively, where neither a codefendant's guilty plea nor defendant's own severance motion rendered a particular 7 week-period excludable from the speedy trial clock, and thus, the Speedy Trial Act was violated.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 06/14/2007
  • Published 06/15/2007

Judges

  • EMILIO M. GARZA, Circuit Judge:, Before KING, GARZA and OWEN, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Fifth Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Catherine M. Maraist (argued), Robert William Piedrahita, Asst. U.S. Atty., Baton Rouge, LA, for U.S., Rebecca L. Hudsmith, Fed. Pub. Def. (argued), Lafayette, LA, for Stephens.