United States v. Jackson, No. 16-3556 (8th Cir. 2017)Annotate this Case
Defendants Jackson and Kemp appealed their convictions and sentences for drug-related charges. The Eighth Circuit affirmed, holding that the district court did not abuse its discretion by admitting evidence of Kemp's prior bad acts under FRE 404(b) because the evidence was relevant; the government sufficiently explained how the evidence related to establishing a common intent, motive, and plan; and the district court's ruling revealed no error that substantially influenced the jury's verdict. Finally, the evidence was sufficient to convict Jackson of the conspiracy offense.