United States v. Jacobs
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
632 F.2d 695 (1980)
Isaac Jacobs planned to evict Earl Bodoh and his family from their home. Jacobs blocked Bodoh’s driveway while he and his family were out of town. Bodoh nonetheless was able to reach the door of his house. As Bodoh attempted to open the door, Jacobs shot him in the arm. Bodoh was not aware that Jacobs had aimed a gun at him until he felt the injury in his arm. Jacobs was found guilty of assault resulting in a serious bodily injury. He appealed, arguing that he could not be guilty of the crime because the assault did not occur until after the serious bodily injury.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Dumbauld, J.)
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