United States v. Brewer
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
451 F. Supp. 50 (E.D. Tenn. 1978)
Brewer (defendant) was charged with one count of kidnapping and one count of transporting a stolen motor vehicle interstate. Brewer’s trial on these charges was set for March 15, 1978. Brewer had in the past been convicted of other crimes. He was convicted of federal kidnapping charges on October 20, 1960, sentenced to 10 years in prison. He served time and was released on June 27, 1967 and placed on parole. Brewer then committed rape, aggravated assault and assault with a deadly weapon while in Greene County, Ohio. Brewer was convicted of those crimes on January 6, 1968, and on March 22, 1968, was given various sentences ranging from one to 20 years. After serving time for the state crimes, Brewer was sent back to federal prison for violation of parole on the kidnapping conviction. Brewer was re-released from federal prison on February 9, 1976. At his 1978 trial, the government made a pre-trial motion to introduce evidence of the past convictions as impeachment evidence if Brewer took the stand. Brewer opposed the motion.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Taylor, J.)
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