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Criminal Practice – Sentencing – Guidelines Error – Murder Cross-Reference (access required)

U.S. v. Horton The 4th Circuit affirms a defendant’s conviction for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon under 18 U.S.C. §§ 922(g)(1) and 924, but vacates his life sentence because the district court erred in applying the murder cross-reference in the federal sentencing guidelines and in treating as relevant conduct a murder that occurred as part of an unrelated and uncharged offense arising from a fatal shooting during a home invasion.

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