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‘Substantive’ Drug Nexus Works in Death Case (access required)

Although a dissent argues the government should have had to prove that defendant’s primary purpose in killing a woman he feared would expose his “safe house” was to further his drug trafficking conspiracy, a 4th Circuit panel majority says it was sufficient for the government to show a “substantive connection” between the conspiracy and the ...

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