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Criminal Law Keyed to Abrams
United States v. Jimenez-Torres
Citation:435 F.3d 3 (1st Cir. 2006)
Hector Jimenez-Torres (Defendant) joined with a group of five other individuals to rob a home in Puerto Rico. One of the conspirators shot the homeowner, who died. The homeowner owned a local gas station that was engaged in interstate commerce by purchasing gasoline from a refinery in the U.S. Virgin Islands. After the gas station owner’s death, the gas station closed permanently. Jimenez-Torres was convicted of violating the Hobbs Act because the crime had an effect on interstate commerce, as well as using a firearm while committing a violent felony.
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