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Firearm Sentence Boosted for Same-Day Shooting (access required)

In sentencing a defendant for illegal firearm possession, after he used the firearm on the day of his arrest to shoot another person, the district court did not err in applying a “cross reference” under the federal sentencing guidelines to substitute the offense level for attempted second-degree murder; the 4th Circuit upholds the sentence of ...