US v. Commanche, No. 08-2257 - U.S. Tenth Circuit
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US v. Commanche, No. 08-2257

Defendant's conviction for assault resulting in serious bodily injury is reversed where, because defendant's two prior aggravated battery convictions bore on his intent only if a jury first infers that he is prone to violence, the district court abused its discretion by allowing testimony as to the facts underlying these convictions.

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Appellate Information

Filed August 24, 2009

Judges

Opinion by Judge Lucero

Counsel

For Appellant:

P. Jeffery Jones, Santa Fe, NM

For Appellee:

Laura Fashing, Assistant United States Attorney Albuquerque, NM