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United States v. Dockins
Citation:986 F.2d 888 (1993)
Dockins argues the government failed to introduce any competent evidence of his status as a convicted felon, which was necessary to establish both offenses. The government introduced Exhibit 5, a judgment of conviction of Carl Tyron Smith on robbery charges. The government attempted to link Dockins to this conviction through Exhibit 5a, a fingerprint card and police record sheet. Exhibit 5a includes two official Denver Police Department documents. At trial, Dockins claimed that Exhibits 5 and 5a had not been properly authenticated.
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