United States v. Galindo-Serrano, No. 16-2505 (1st Cir. 2019)Annotate this Case
The First Circuit affirmed Defendant's convictions for various federal carjacking and firearm offenses and the 600-month prison sentence imposed by the district court, holding that Defendant's challenges to the court's evidentiary rulings and to his sentence were unavailing.
Defendant was convicted of carjacking, use of a firearm in relation to a crime of violence, carjacking resulting in sexual assault, and being a felon in possession of a firearm. After a sentencing hearing, the district court sentenced Defendant to a total of 600 months in prison. The First Circuit affirmed, holding (1) the district court did not err by denying Defendant's motion to suppress statements that he had made to FBI agents following his arrest in which he confessed to carjackings and a sexual assault; (2) the district court did not err in refusing to admit a Facebook photo of one of Defendant's friends; and (3) Defendant's prison sentence was neither procedurally nor substantively unreasonable.