US v. Rizvanovic, No. 08-4123 - Criminal Law - U.S. Tenth Circuit
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US v. Rizvanovic, No. 08-4123

Defendant's kidnapping conviction is affirmed, where evidence related to Defendant's domestic violence was relevant to the jury's assessment of Defendant's testimony regarding his motivation, as the jury might reasonably doubt that Defendant was actually motivated in the kidnapping by a desire to protect his children from harm or abuse.

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Appellate Information

Filed July 17, 2009

Judges

Opinion by Judge McKay

Counsel

For Appellant:

Bretta Pirie, Federal Public Defender, Utah Federal Defender's Office, Salt Lake City, UT

Steven B. Killpack, Federal Public Defender, Utah Federal Defender's Office, Salt Lake City, UT

For Appellee:

Stewart C. Walz, Assistant United States Attorney, Salt Lake City, UT