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No Severance of Felon Weapon Possession Charge (access required)

At defendant’s trial on multiple charges arising from a drug trafficking conspiracy, the Newport News U.S. District Court denies defendant’s motion to sever or bifurcate a felon in possession charge and instead will employ alternatives such as stipulation to prior felonies and a cautionary jury instruction about the use of certain evidence. Defendant filed this motion ...