United States v. Bravebull, No. 17-1978 (8th Cir. 2018)Annotate this Case
The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction for assault with a dangerous weapon and assault resulting in serious bodily injury. The court held that any error the prosecutor committed by discussing his views on shoes as dangerous weapons was not plain; there was sufficient evidence to find that the shoes defendant and her daughter wore were dangerous weapons; defendant did not raise her claim that two crimes of conviction were multiplicitous before trial and the claim was untimely; there was no plain error in the district court's jury instruction on aiding and abetting and the evidence was sufficient to show that she actually aided and abetted her daughter; and defendant abandoned the intoxication defense and withdrew the corresponding jury instruction.