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Criminal Law Keyed to Osler
United States v. Ridner
Citation:512 F.3d 846 (6th Cir. 2008)
Defendant had a criminal history of three violent felonies. The day of the incident, defendant walked to his former sister-in-law’s place with the ex-in-law and his brother (who was formerly married to her). He alleges that his brother was talking about suicide and getting his gun back from a pawnshop. This was concerning because their third brother killed himself, and this brother had attempted before. At this time, the former sister-in-law brought the defendant coffee and three shells. The brother, after drinking some coffee and chatting on the front porch with defendant, was feeling better. Defendant did not know there was any gun inside the home.
Minutes after the defendant was given the shells, officer pulled up to the home. Defendant ran through the residence, out the backdoor, and was chased by officers because they had an arrest warrant for him. Defendant was caught and 3 rounds of ammunition were found on his person and a matching gun under the seat of the couch. Defendant argued that he only had the ammunition to keep it from his suicidal brother.
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