United States v. Torres, No. 16-20191 (5th Cir. 2019)Annotate this Case
On remand from the Supreme Court, the Fifth Circuit held that defendant's prior Texas aggravated assault conviction was a crime of violence under 18 U.S.C. 16(a). The court held that a knowing threat to another of imminent bodily injury, which was the state statute's requirement, was knowingly threatening to employ a force capable of causing physical pain or injury, which was the section 16(a) requirement. Accordingly, the court affirmed defendant's sentence.
This opinion or order relates to an opinion or order originally issued on February 21, 2017.