Tenth Circuit Reverses Conviction of Navajo Member for Second Degree Murder

Here are the materials in United States v. Toledo:

Toledo Brief in Chief

US Answer Brief

Toledo Reply Brief

CA10 Opinion

An excerpt:

Defendant–Appellant Dhanzasikam R. Toledo appeals from his conviction of voluntary manslaughter. 18 U.S.C. §§ 1112, 1153. Although the district court instructed the jury on second degree murder and voluntary manslaughter, it denied Mr. Toledo’s request for self-defense and involuntary manslaughter instructions. Our jurisdiction arises under 28 U.S.C. § 1291, and we reverse and remand for a new trial.