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Beatty v. United States

U.S.
Oct 23, 1967
389 U.S. 45 (1967)

Summary

In Beatty, the suspect's incriminating statements offering to negotiate the sale of handguns and to suborn perjury were introduced at his pending trial for previous, illegal handgun sales.

Summary of this case from U.S. v. Watson

Opinion

ON PETITION FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT.

No. 338.

Decided October 23, 1967.

Certiorari granted; 377 F.2d 181, reversed.

Robert S. Vance for petitioner.

Acting Solicitor General Spritzer, Assistant Attorney General Vinson and Beatrice Rosenberg for the United States.


The petition for a writ of certiorari is granted and the judgment is reversed. Massiah v. United States, 377 U.S. 201.

MR. JUSTICE HARLAN and MR. JUSTICE WHITE dissent.


Summaries of

Beatty v. United States

U.S.
Oct 23, 1967
389 U.S. 45 (1967)

In Beatty, the suspect's incriminating statements offering to negotiate the sale of handguns and to suborn perjury were introduced at his pending trial for previous, illegal handgun sales.

Summary of this case from U.S. v. Watson

In Beatty the defendant, under indictment for selling firearms in violation of the National Firearms Act, was represented by counsel and free on bail. The defendant notified one Sirles, the person to whom he had sold the guns, and requested a meeting with the purpose of persuading Sirles not to testify for the prosecution.

Summary of this case from State v. Chabonian

In Beatty v. United States, 389 U.S. 45, 88 S.Ct. 234, 19 L.Ed.2d 48, the Supreme Court reversed the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals (377 F.2d 181) citing Massiah. The Beatty facts are remarkably similar to Massiah except that the defendant had initiated the meeting and conversation with the informer cooperating with the government and was not induced or encouraged by the informer to talk.

Summary of this case from Anders v. State

In Beatty, as in Massiah (supra), the informant elicited from the indicted defendant incriminating statements about the already indicted crime, and did not confine himself to evidence of new crimes.

Summary of this case from People v. Otero
Case details for

Beatty v. United States

Case Details

Full title:BEATTY v . UNITED STATES

Court:U.S.

Date published: Oct 23, 1967

Citations

389 U.S. 45 (1967)

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