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US v. Wilcox, 09-10950

Defendant's conviction for kidnapping is affirmed where 1) the voir dire process presents no infirmities that compel reversal; 2) the government presented overwhelming evidence of defendant's guilt in the form of two other complaining minor victims with virtually identical stories to those of two separate, unrelated victims, to say nothing of other witnesses that testified; and 3) an examination of the weight of the evidence could hardly support the conclusion that the error of which defendant complained--the district court's failure to interrupt the government’s closing argument, without prompting from defense counsel--affected the outcome of the proceedings.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 01/21/2011
  • Published 01/21/2011

Judges

  • Carl E. Stewart

Court

  • United States Fifth Circuit

Counsel