453 F2d 409 United States v. De Arman
453 F.2d 409
UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee,
David Alan DE ARMAN, Defendant-Appellant.
United States Court of Appeals,
Dec. 15, 1971.
Rehearing Denied Jan. 7, 1972.
Morris Futlick, Fresno, Cal., for defendant-appellant.
Dwayne Keyes, U. S. Atty., William R. Allen, Asst. U. S. Atty., Fresno, Cal., for plaintiff-appellee.
Before CHAMBERS, JERTBERG and KOELSCH, Circuit Judges.
The judgment of conviction in this selective service (mutilating and destroying a draft card) case is affirmed.
An insanity defense was presented. A psychiatrist testified for the defendant and none testified for the government. But here on cross-examination the expert was badly shaken. So we believe that a counter-expert was not required here. Cf. United States v. Ingman, 9 Cir., 426 F.2d 973; and Mims v. United States, 5 Cir., 375 F.2d 135.
Also, to some extent the testimony of the parents, lay persons, buttresses up the government's position.