U.S. v. MENA

No. 88-2071.

933 F.2d 19 (1991)

UNITED STATES of America, Appellee, v. Edward Ramon MENA, Defendant, Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit.

Decided May 9, 1991.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Maria H. Sandoval, Santurce, P.R., for defendant, appellant.

Luis A. Plaza, Asst. U.S. Atty., with whom Daniel F. Lopez-Romo, U.S. Atty., was on brief, Hato Rey, P.R., for appellee.

Before BREYER, Chief Judge, TORRUELLA and SELYA, Circuit Judges.

SELYA, Circuit Judge.

Asserting that guilt should not have attached for a hijack that did not succeed or for the empty menace of threatening words backed only by an ersatz bomb that could not explode, defendant-appellant Edward Ramon Mena (Mena) invites us to reverse his convictions for aircraft piracy and related charges. We decline the invitation.


We depict the evidence presented at trial in the light most favorable to the prosecution...

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