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15 Year Sentence for Chattanooga Man for Shot Gun Shells Upheld
15 Year Sentence for Chattanooga Man for Shot Gun Shells Upheld

Edward Young received a mandatory 15-year prison sentence for the crime of possessing seven shotgun shells belonging to his widowed neighbor. At sentencing he was confronted with the harshness of the Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA). This sentence was upheld on appeal by the ...

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Blog posts in sixth circuit

  • Sixth Circuit Grants Writ Of Habeas Corpus In Tennessee Murder Case

    A recent Sixth Circuit opinion concerned a Tennessee man, Ronald Michael Cauthern v. Roland Colson , who was convicted of murder and rape and ...

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  • Sixth Circuit Reverses Lower Court In First-Degree Murder Case

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