No. Crim.99-044 SEC.

106 F.Supp.2d 311 (2000)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff, v. [1] Hector Oscar ACOSTA MARTINEZ, [2] Joel Rivera Alejandro, Defendants.

United States District Court, D. Puerto Rico.

July 17, 2000.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Guillermo Gil, U.S. Attorney, John R. Teakell, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of P.R., San Juan, PR, for plaintiff.

M. Cristina Gutierrez, Baltimore, MD, Hector A. Deliz, Hato Rey, PR, for defendant Acosta Martinez.

Steve M. Potolsky, Miami, FL, Rafael F. Castro Lang, San Juan, PR, for defendant Rivera Alejandro.


CASELLAS, District Judge.

Defendants Héctor Oscar Acosta Martinez and Joel Rivera Alejandro stand accused for the commission of crimes punishable by death. They have moved to declare the federal death penalty inapplicable in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Because the Court concludes that the Federal Death Penalty Act of 1994, as amended, 18 U.S.C. § 3591 et seq. is "locally inapplicable" within the purview of section...

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