Monday, June 02, 2014

Rehearing Granted on 924(c) Issue

U.S. v. Rentz, 735 F.3d 1245 (11/18/13) (Ut.) (Published) - The 10th grants a defendant's petition for rehearing en banc. The panel felt bound by bad 10th Circuit precedent on the issue. The 10th will reconsider the issue "whether a defendant can be charged with two violations of 18 U.S.C. ยง 924(c) based on two separate crimes of violence based on the single use of a firearm." In this case the defendant fired one shot, which killed one person and seriously injured another.