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US v. Barraza, No. 08-3488

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By FindLaw Staff on August 17, 2009 4:29 PM

A conviction for the kidnapping of a woman and her young son resulting in their deaths is affirmed where: 1) there was no abuse of discretion in the district court's denial of defendant's motion to strike a juror for cause; 2) the admission of three items of evidence over hearsay objections was proper; 3) the federal kidnapping statute is not unconstitutionally vague nor overbroad; and 4) the life imprisonment sentence was not unconstitutionally disproportionate under the circumstances.

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Submitted: June 9, 2009

Filed: August 17, 2009


Opinion by Judge Benton

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