United States v. Edwards, No. 15-1874 (1st Cir. 2017)Annotate this Case
Defendant pleaded guilty, without a plea agreement, to several federal firearms offenses. Defendant already had a long criminal record, including Massachusetts convictions for unarmed robbery, assault with a dangerous weapon, distribution of a controlled substance, and armed assault with intent to murder. Relying on the first three convictions, the district judge sentenced Defendant as an armed career criminal to fifteen years prison. The First Circuit affirmed, holding that Defendant’s convictions for unarmed robbery, assault with a dangerous weapon, and armed assault with intent to murder provided the necessary three predicates for his Armed Career Criminal Act sentence.