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Burton v. Terrell, 07-30842

In a manslaughter prosecution, denial of petitioner's habeas petition is affirmed where a trial court's failure to inform the defendant of the maximum possible sentence does not invariably lead to constitutional error if he was aware of the maximum sentence.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 07/21/2009
  • Published 07/21/2009


  • PATRICK E. HIGGINBOTHAM, Circuit Judge:, Before JONES, Chief Judge, and HIGGINBOTHAM and HAYNES, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Fifth Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Roy Burton, Keithville, LA, pro se.

  • For Appellees:
  • Carla Sue Sigler, Lake Charles, LA, for Respondent-Appellee.