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Defendant’s confession alone insufficient to support conviction (access required)

A defendant who admitted he lied about his intent in purchasing firearms nevertheless had his conviction overturned because there was no independent corroborating evidence or testimony. Background Christopher Rodriguez-Soriano was found guilty of knowingly making a false statement to a licensed firearms dealer in the acquisition of a firearm, stating that he was the actual purchaser of ...