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‘Missing Witness’ Instruction for Deported Witness (access required)

An alleged MS-13 gang member, charged with racketeering-related charges of murder, conspiracy to commit murder, use of a firearm and maiming, is entitled to a “missing witness” jury instruction because the U.S. deported a material witness without advising the defense; the Richmond U.S. District Court denies defendant’s motion to dismiss the indictment, but orders the ...

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