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Amendment to geriatric release instruction denied (access required)

Where a proposed instruction would inform the jury that appellant could petition for a geriatric release once he served five years of his sentence, appellant’s motion to include information that only a small percentage of offenders were actually granted such release was properly denied. Background Appellant Bustos was convicted of multiple sex crimes. The commonwealth asked for ...