United States v. Guzman-Montanez, No. 13-1070 (1st Cir. 2014)Annotate this Case
After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted for being a felon in possession of a firearm and for possession of a firearm in a school zone. Defendant was sentenced to sixty months imprisonment on both counts. The First Circuit affirmed the conviction and sentence as to the felon in possession count but reversed the conviction and sentence as to the possession of a firearm in a school zone count, holding that the prosecution’s evidence was insufficient to prove the requisite element that Defendant knew or reasonably should have known he was in a school zone while possessing a firearm.
The court issued a subsequent related opinion or order on July 10, 2014.