United States v. Taylor, No. 15-1764 (1st Cir. 2017)Annotate this Case
After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of conspiracy to rob a postal worker, assault on a federal employee, and related offenses. The sentencing judge sentenced Defendant to 235 months in prison, plus ten years. Defendant appealed, raising several allegations of error. The First Circuit affirmed Defendant’s conviction but remanded the case to the district court for reconsideration of Defendant’s sentence at a new sentencing hearing, holding (1) the district court applied an erroneously-inflated Guidelines range, which compromised the fairness and integrity of Defendant’s sentencing; and (2) the remainder of Defendant’s arguments on appeal were unavailing.