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.
- Decided 06/14/2007
- Published 06/15/2007
- EMILIO M. GARZA, Circuit Judge:, Before KING, GARZA and OWEN, Circuit Judges.
- United States Fifth Circuit
- 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.