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FOWLER v. UNITED STATES

Docket No.: 10-5443
Certiorari Granted: 11/15/10
Argued: March 29, 2011
Decided: 05/26/11

Topic:

murder

PartyNames: Charles Andrew Fowler, aka Man v. United States
Petitioner: Charles Andrew Fowler, aka Man
Respondent: United States

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Citation: 603 F.3d 883

Charles Andrew Fowler, aka Man
v.
United States
Question Presented:

1. Whether a defendant may be convicted of murder under 18 U.S.C. ยง1512(a)(1 )(C) without proof that information regarding a possible Federal crime would have been transferred from the victim to Federal law enforcement officers or judges.

Question:

To prove a criminal violation of the federal witness tampering statute when a defendant allegedly kills a witness, must the government prove that the victim would have provided information regarding a crime to a court or a law enforcement officer?

FOWLER v. UNITED STATES
ORAL ARGUMENT

03/29/11

Listen to Oral Argument in FOWLER v. UNITED STATES
Holding: vacated and remanded
Vote: 7-2
Opinion By:
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