United States v. West, No. 16-2475 (1st Cir. 2017)Annotate this Case
The First Circuit affirmed Defendant’s convictions for two counts of aiding and abetting bank robbery and two counts of conspiracy to commit bank robbery.
Defendant’s convictions stemmed from two separate robberies, the second of which was of a TD Bank in Lewiston, Maine. On appeal, Defendant only challenged the district court’s rulings that pertained to his convictions for the offenses relating to the TD Bank robbery. The First Circuit affirmed, holding (1) the district court did not err in admitting a redacted version of a video taken by law enforcement showing Defendant driving away from the scene of the crime; and (2) the district court did not abuse its discretion in ruling that two statements Defendant made to the police following his arrest for the TD Bank robbery could be introduced into evidence only if the government could introduce other statements that Defendant made to the police at that time.