US v. Betancourt, No. 08-40909 - U.S. Fifth Circuit
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US v. Betancourt, No. 08-40909

Defendant's drug distribution conviction is affirmed where: 1) the district court told the jury to use great care when determining the voluntariness of defendant's confession and to consider the relevant circumstances before deciding how much weight to give the confession; and 2) Congress did not intend for the word "knowingly" in 18 U.S.C. section 841(a) to modify language in section 841(b).

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Appellate Information

Filed October 9, 2009

Judges

Opinion by Judge Prado