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Criminal Law Keyed to Abrams
United States v. Hager
Citation:721 F.3d 167 (4th Cir. 2013)
Hager was convicted of intentionally killing a woman while engaged in a drug trafficking conspiracy. Hager was a cocaine distributor who lived with his then-girlfriend. When another woman stopped by his apartment, Hager’s girlfriend did not allow her to enter, but Hager feared that others would find out where he lived and decided to kill the woman. He went to her apartment in Virginia and, with the help of his associates, killed her. He was sentenced to death. He appealed both the conviction and the death sentence.
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