US v. Pursley, No. 06-1107 - U.S. Tenth Circuit
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US v. Pursley, No. 06-1107

Defendant's conviction for retaliating against a witness is affirmed where: 1) the district court did not abuse its discretion in declining to sever the trial of defendant and his codefendants because granting severance would have thwarted principles of judicial economy; and 2) certain statements by the victim satisfied the excited-utterance exception to the general prohibition against hearsay evidence.

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Appellate Information

Filed August 21, 2009

Judges

Opinion by Judge Holmes

Counsel

For Appellant:

J. Michael Dowling, J. Michael Dowling & Associates, Denver, CO

For Appellee:

James C. Murphy, Assistant United States Attorney, Denver, CO

Matthew Kirsch, Assistant United States Attorney, Denver, CO