US v. Cockrell, No. 08-41008 - Criminal Law - U.S. Fifth Circuit
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US v. Cockrell, No. 08-41008

Defendant's conviction for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin resulting in serious bodily injury is affirmed over a claim that certain evidence was improperly admitted where: 1) defendant's prior conviction was relevant to show intent because both the extrinsic offense and the charged offense involved an intent to distribute; and 2) a prior arrest for heroin possession was relevant to show that defendant had the requisite intent for the crime charged.

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Appellate Information

Filed November 6, 2009

Judges

Opinion by Judge Garza