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US v. Johnson, No. 08-1662

Conviction of defendant for premeditated murder, bank robbery and related crimes is affirmed where: 1) tape recording was properly admitted as Confrontation Clause was not implicated because the statements were not testimonial and were admissible under Federal Rule of Evidence 804(b)(3); 2) defendant's claim of prosecutorial misconduct is rejected; and 3) it need not be decided whether witness' testimony was improper where it could not have materially affected the verdict.      

Read US v. Johnson, No. 08-1662

Appellate Information

Argued: July 31, 2009

Decided and Filed: September 18, 2009


Opinion by Judge Cole


For Appellant: Elizabeth L. Jacobs 

For Appellee:  Kevin M. Mulcahy, Assistant United States Attorney, Detroit Michigan