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Posted: 5/21/2003 10:39:17 PM EDT
[b]LOS ANGELES (Reuters)[/b] - A federal appeals court has tossed out the armed bank robbery conviction of a Los Angeles man after finding that -- while he admitted being armed and robbing the bank -- he did not mean to show his gun to a teller while demanding money. Deshon Rene Odom carried a loaded revolver in the waistband of his pants while he and an accomplice robbed a Los Angeles-area bank in 1996, but he did not brandish the weapon or even mention it to employees. A manager noticed the gun only when Odom raised his jacket to stuff away a pillowcase full of stolen cash. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said Tuesday in a written ruling that that Odom should have been convicted of unarmed bank robbery -- which carries a lesser prison term -- instead of armed robbery. The court ordered a Los Angeles federal judge to sentence Odom again. Odom's attorney, Maria Stratton, said the ruling would not likely change his sentence, because he was also convicted of two other charges. But she said her client "didn't commit an armed robbery" and should not have been convicted of one. from [url]http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=573&ncid=757&e=4&u=/nm/20030521/od_nm/gun_dc[/url] --------- Note from Boston: Eh? I really don't get this one...uhmm..aside from the "good" intentions of the alleged "armed" bank robber..did the "alleged" robber have a CCW? Hmmmmmm.....( I think that the judge has been adding a little something to his coffee to allow this case to be thrown out on this particular technicality...anyway..Guys! If you EVER get into trouble with the law..get ahold of [b]Maria Stratton!!![/b] Wow! What an Attorney! )
Link Posted: 5/21/2003 10:41:10 PM EDT
And people wonder why I say defense Lawyers are scum[rolleyes] Sgtar15
Link Posted: 5/21/2003 10:42:04 PM EDT
Dupe [url]http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=187515[/url]
Link Posted: 5/21/2003 10:42:42 PM EDT
Dupe There is atleast more of these running around here somewhere...
Link Posted: 5/21/2003 10:44:02 PM EDT
Kinda like going into the bank strapped with TNT but not using it? "Hey, I didn't show anyone I didn't intend to blow anyone up!" [BS2]
Link Posted: 5/22/2003 12:51:13 AM EDT
Originally Posted By The_Macallan: Dupe [url]http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=187515[/url]
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Damn! Beat me to it! Oh well... Hey..85 to go and its 1000!
Link Posted: 5/22/2003 1:09:51 AM EDT
what does IBTL mean?
Link Posted: 5/22/2003 2:09:25 AM EDT
In before the losers
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