Eddings v. Oklahoma

PETITIONER:Monty Lee Eddings
LOCATION:Turner Turnpike

DOCKET NO.: 80-5727
DECIDED BY: Burger Court (1981-1986)
LOWER COURT: Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals

CITATION: 455 US 104 (1982)
ARGUED: Nov 02, 1981
DECIDED: Jan 19, 1982
GRANTED: Apr 06, 1981

David W. Lee – on behalf of the Respondent
Jay C. Baker – on behalf of the Petitioner

Facts of the case

On April 4, 1977, Monty Lee Eddings, who was sixteen-year-old, together with his friends escaped from home. Before the departure, he stole three of his father`s guns. Firstly the drove to the Howard Johnson restaurant to visit it. While departing from the place, Eddins became irate and drove the car out to brake. The person who became the witness to this accident call to police to testify the facts.