United States v. King, No. 10-5054
Decided Mar. 8, 2012
Rashad Latron King was convicted after pleading guilty to one count of unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. King appealed his sentence, contending that the district court erred by concluding that King’s prior felony conviction under South Carolina law for pointing and presenting a firearm qualified as a “crime of violence;” in determining that a sentence imposed upon a plea entered in accordance with Alford was a “prior sentence” for purposes of the Sentencing Guidelines; and failing to provide an adequate explanation for the sentence imposed. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the sentence imposed by the district court.
-Sara I. Salehi