402 F2d 83 Cost v. M Coiner C

402 F.2d 83

Joseph COST, Appellant,
Ira M. COINER, Warden of the West Virginia State
Penitentiary, Successor to Otto C. Boles, Appellee.

No. 11695.

United States Court of Appeals Fourth Circuit.

Argued Oct. 10, 1968.
Decided Oct. 29, 1968.

James C. West, Jr., (Court-appointed counsel) for appellant.

Leo Catsonis, Asst. Atty. Gen., of West Virginia (C. Donald Robertson, Atty. Gen., of West Virginia, on brief) for appellee.

Before HAYNSWORTH, Chief Judge, and WINTER and CRAVEN, Circuit Judges.


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We find the record supports the findings and conclusions of the District Court that, at the petitioner's arraignment in a state court in 1962, he understood that the court would appoint a lawyer for him if he could not afford it, and that his waiver of counsel was intelligent and voluntary.


Denial of the writ of habeas corpus is affirmed.