United States of America, Appellee, v. Jackie Lynn Bible-wilson, Appellant, 699 F.2d 445 (8th Cir. 1983)Annotate this Case
Daniel M. Scott, Federal Public Defender, Minneapolis, Minn., for appellant.
James M. Rosenbaum, U.S. Atty., Thomas B. Heffelfinger, Asst. U.S. Atty., D. Minn., Minneapolis, Minn., Paul R. Scoggin, Legal Intern, for appellee.
Before BRIGHT, Circuit Judge, FLOYD R. GIBSON, Senior Circuit Judge, and McMILLIAN, Circuit Judge.
Appellant Jackie Lynn Bible-Wilson was convicted by a jury in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota1 of armed bank robbery in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2113(a) and (d). In this appeal, appellant challenges the sufficiency of the evidence to support the jury's verdict. We affirm.
On January 19, 1982, a lone female entered the First National Bank of Minneapolis-Plymouth, and approached teller Arleathia Brown. She produced a "stickup" note and a gun and said that she wanted all the money. Brown gave her approximately $6,350, which she put in her purse. The woman then turned and left the bank. The robbery was recorded on videotape and lasted less than a minute.
Appellant contends that because the government's case rested entirely upon the contradictory testimony of two government informants, the jury was not presented with credible evidence tending to show that appellant was the person who committed the robbery. This contention ignores the testimony of the teller, Arleathia Brown, who identified appellant in court as the robber. The jury also viewed the bank surveillance videotape of the robbery.
In reviewing the sufficiency of the evidence in a jury trial, the court must view the evidence in the light most favorable to the verdict and must accept all reasonable inferences from the evidence that tend to support the verdict. United States v. Taylor, 599 F.2d 832, 838 (8th Cir. 1979). After reviewing the record in the instant case, we conclude that substantial evidence exists to support the conviction.
Accordingly, we affirm.
The Honorable Donald D. Alsop, United States District Judge for the District of Minnesota, presiding