US v. Robinson

Filing 920070412


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UNPUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT No. 06-7768 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff - Appellee, versus CARLOSE DEMOND ROBINSON, Defendant - Appellant. Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, at Greenville. Henry M. Herlong, Jr., District Judge. (6:03-cr-00616-HMH-1) Submitted: March 28, 2007 Decided: April 12, 2007 Before TRAXLER, GREGORY, and DUNCAN, Circuit Judges. Affirmed by unpublished per curiam opinion. Carlose Demond Robinson, Appellant Pro Se. Reginald I. Lloyd, United States Attorney, Columbia, South Carolina, Isaac Louis Johnson, Jr., OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY, Greenville, South Carolina, for Appellee. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit. PER CURIAM: Carlose Demond Robinson appeals the district court's orders denying his Fed. R. Civ. P. 27 motion and his Fed. R. Crim. P. 33 motion. discretion. We have reviewed the record and find no abuse of We note that a Rule 27 motion to perpetuate testimony is available only under the civil rules, which are inapplicable to a criminal proceeding such as this. While the district court had jurisdiction to entertain the Rule 33 motion for new trial based on newly discovered evidence,1 we conclude that the motion fails on the merits.2 Accordingly, we affirm. We deny the motion to appoint counsel. We dispense with oral argument because the facts and legal contentions are adequately presented in the materials before the court and argument would not aid the decisional process. AFFIRMED 1 See United States v. Cronic, 466 U.S. 648, 667 n.42 (1984). See United States v Rouse, 410 F.3d 1005, 1009 (8th Cir. 2005); United States v. Wallace, 528 F.2d 863, 866 (4th Cir. 1976). - 2 - 2

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