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Criminal Law Keyed to Osler
Graham v. Florida
At 16 years old defendant was convicted of attempted robbery of a barbeque restaurant. They were unsuccessful in taking nay money but they caused head injuries that required stiches to the restaurant manager. Defendant was charged as an adult, but after pleading guilty the defendant sent a letter to the judge asking for a second chance and that he promised to turn his life around if given a second chance. He was sentenced to 3-years of probation.
Less than 6 months later defendant was arrested connected to home invasions robbery. Defendant and two others held a man hostage in his own home while looking for money to take. Defendant participated in a second robbery that night during which another robber was shot. Defendant dropped his friends off at the hospital to take care of the gun wound, but as he drove away was motioned to pull over my officers. Defendant sped away but crashed into a telephone pole and was arrested. Three handguns were found in the car. Defendant was arrested related to the two robberies and was 34 days short of his 18th birthday. Defendant maintained that he was not part of the robberies but admitted to violating probation by fleeing.
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