Louisiana Law blog
July 05th, 2018
US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Opinions
United States v. Ledezma-Cepeda
Opinion Date: July 3, 2018
Judge: Jerry Edwin Smith
Areas of Law: Criminal Law
The Fifth Circuit affirmed Defendants Ledezma and Cepeda's convictions of interstate stalking and conspiracy to commit murder for hire. The court held that the district court did not abuse its discretion in denying Cepeda's motions to sever where both defendants were charged together, for the very same crime, committed at the same time. The court also held that Ledezma's evidentiary challenges were both meritless and insufficiently developed.
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