9th Circuit Affirms Under Indian Crimes Act, Vacates Due To ‘Burglary’ Error

Mealey's (March 11, 2016, 2:18 PM EST) -- SAN FRANCISCO — The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on March 9 affirmed a first-degree premeditated murder conviction under the Indian General Crimes Act of a non-Indian man for the murder of an Indian but vacated the defendant’s conviction for felony murder, saying the trial court erred in defining the term “burglary” by reference to the Arizona state law definition (United States of America v. Victor Manuel Reza-Ramos, No. 11-10029, 9th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 4390).

(Opinion available. Document #96-160408-001Z.)

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