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DeBurgo v. Amand, No. 09-1145

District court's denial of defendant's request for habeas relief arising from his conviction for armed assault with intent to murder and assault and batter by means of a dangerous weapon is affirmed where: 1) appeals court's analysis of the sufficiency of the evidence was not an unreasonable application of the Supreme Court's standard announced in Jackson given the sufficiently suggestive circumstantial evidence presented; and 2) defendant was not deprived of his Sixth Amendment right to an impartial jury.  

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Appellate Information

Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Decided November 19, 2009


Before: Lipez, Howard, and Stahl, Circuit Judges

Opinion by Stahl, Circuit Judge


For Appellant:    Elizabeth Doherty

For Appellee:   Argie K. Shapiro, Assistant Attorney General, Martha Coakley, Attorney General