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United States v. Wilson
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
966 F.2d 243 (1992)
John Wilson (defendant) was arrested, and during the arrest, the officer found a loaded gun in Wilson’s car. Wilson was charged with conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute. At trial, the prosecution (plaintiff) sought to admit the gun into evidence. Wilson objected, arguing that the gun was not relevant to the conspiracy charge. Wilson did not mention Federal Rule of Evidence 403 (Rule 403) during the objection or any prejudicial effect of the gun’s admittance. The district court overruled the objection. Wilson was convicted. Wilson appealed, arguing that the gun should have been inadmissible under Rule 403 because its probative value was outweighed by its prejudicial effect.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Manion, J.)
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