United States v. Summers
United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
414 F.3d 1287 (2005)
The United States government (plaintiff) prosecuted Gene Summers, Marvin Thomas, Omar Mohammed, and Curtis Frazier (defendants) for bank robbery. After the robbery, police stopped and searched the car in which all four men were riding. The police found considerable evidence in the car linking the men to the robbery. Mohammed asked the police, "How did you guys find us so fast?" At trial, the prosecution introduced Mohammed's question into evidence. The jury convicted Summers and Thomas, and they appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. On appeal, Thomas argued Mohammed's question to the police was inadmissible hearsay.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Kelly, J.)
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