United States Fifth Circuit

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US v. CATHEY, 00-10414

Even though a jury fails to make a specific finding and acquits the defendant of causing the death of another, for purposes of sentencing on other charges, the district court can make that finding on a preponderance of the evidence.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 07/19/2001
  • Published 07/19/2001

Judges

  • PATRICK E. HIGGINBOTHAM, Circuit Judge:, Before HIGGINBOTHAM and BENAVIDES, Circuit Judges, and DUPLANTIER, District Judge.

Court

  • United States Fifth Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellees:
  • Chad Eugene Meacham (argued), Dallas, TX, for Plaintiff-Appellee., James Warren St. John (argued), Fort Worth, TX, for Defendant-Appellant.