453 F2d 409 United States v. De Arman

453 F.2d 409

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee,
David Alan DE ARMAN, Defendant-Appellant.

No. 71-2215.

United States Court of Appeals,
Ninth Circuit.

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.


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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.