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Manslaughter Conviction Does Not Count for ‘Career Offender’ (access required)

A North Carolina involuntary manslaughter conviction did not count toward “career offender” status under federal sentencing guidelines, and the 4th Circuit vacates a drug defendant’s enhanced sentence and remands for resentencing. After a jury convicted John Peterson on six counts of drug trafficking and firearms charges, the district court sentenced him to 420 months’ imprisonment. In ...

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