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United States v. Nenna

April 11, 1968

UNITED STATES EX REL. ROY BLAND, PETITIONER-APPELLANT,
v.
HON. ALBERT NENNA, AS WARDEN, ETC., RESPONDENT-APPELLEE.



Before LUMBARD, Chief Judge, and WATERMAN and KAUFMAN, Circuit Judges.

Per Curiam:

We affirm in open court, for the reasons stated in Judge Frankel's opinion, 282 F.Supp. 754 (S.D.N.Y.1968), the denial of the petition for a writ of habeas corpus. We reject the contention made by petitioner, who is awaiting trial in the state court on charges of robbery, grand larceny, assault and possession of a loaded pistol, that he has been placed in double jeopardy in violation of his Fourteenth Amendment due process rights, the state court having declared a mistrial in a prior trial on the same charges after a jury was impaneled, but before the introduction of any evidence, because the state's witnesses were unavailable after a four day continuance.

We direct that the mandate issue forthwith.

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