U.S. v. ARNT

Nos. 05-50124, 05-50292.

474 F.3d 1159 (2007)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Latasha Lorraine ARNT, a/k/a Latasha Lorraine Simpson and Latasha L. Cummings, Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Filed January 25, 2007.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Jonathan D. Libby, Deputy Federal Public Defender, Los Angeles, CA, for the defendant-appellant.

Jerry A. Behnke, Assistant United States Attorney, Riverside, CA, for the plaintiff-appellee.

Before B. FLETCHER, FERNANDEZ, and GRABER, Circuit Judges.

BETTY B. FLETCHER, Circuit Judge.

A jury convicted LaTasha Lorraine Arnt of committing voluntary manslaughter while accompanying the Armed Forces of the United States in Turkey, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 1112(a), 3261(a). The court sentenced her to eight years in prison and ordered her to pay restitution to the victim's family.

On appeal, Arnt raises several challenges to her conviction and sentence. She asserts that the indictment failed to allege...

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