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US v. Cockrell, 08-41008

Defendant's conviction for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin resulting in serious bodily injury is affirmed over a claim that certain evidence was improperly admitted where: 1) defendant's prior conviction was relevant to show intent because both the extrinsic offense and the charged offense involved an intent to distribute; and 2) a prior arrest for heroin possession was relevant to show that defendant had the requisite intent for the crime charged.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 11/06/2009
  • Published 11/09/2009


  • EMILIO M. GARZA, Circuit Judge:, Before KING, GARZA and HAYNES, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Fifth Circuit


  • For Appellees:
  • Tracey M. Batson, Asst. U.S. Atty., Plano, TX, for Plaintiff-Appellee., John W. Hopping, Dallas, TX, for Defendant-Appellant.