Defendant's firearm possession conviction is reversed where the district court erred in denying defendant's proposed justification instruction because a reasonable trier of fact could have found that defendant's possession was justified as self-defense.
Argued: March 26, 2009
Decided: July 20, 2009
Opinion by Judge Gregory
Ross Hall Richardson, Federal Defenders of Western North Carolina, Inc., Charlotte, NC
Adam Christopher Morris, Office of the United States Attorney, Charlotte, NC