District court's sentence and conviction of defendant for aiding and abetting a carjacking is affirmed in part, reversed in part and remanded where: 1) defendant's conviction is affirmed as, although the district court allegedly committed several errors with respect to jury selection, its handling of evidentiary objections, and its handling of a jury note, these alleged errors were all relatively benign; but 2) because defendant was not afforded his right of allocution, his sentence is vacated and remanded.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
Decided January 13, 2010
Before: Lipez, Hansen and Howard, Circuit Judges
Opinion by Howard, Circuit Judge
For Appellant: Rafael F. Castro Lang
For Appellee: German A. Rieckehoff, Assistant United States Attorney, Rosa E. Rodriguez Velez, United States Attorney and Nelson Pérez-Sosa, Assistant United States Attorney, Chief, Appellate Division