United States v. Martinez-Armestica, No. 14-1674 (1st Cir. 2017)Annotate this Case
Defendant pled guilty to two counts of carjacking. After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of one count of using, carrying, and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence and four counts of illegal possession of firearms. Defendant was sentenced to 180 months’ imprisonment. The First Circuit affirmed, holding (1) there was sufficient evidence for the jury to find that Defendant brandished a real gun during a crime of violence; (2) the district court did not err in admitting testimony from the government’s firearms expert related to the illegal possession counts; and (3) Defendant’s sentence was reasonable.