U.S. Appellate Court Again Affirms Jurisdiction over Criminal Case Where Custody Is Gained by Kidnapping

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Monday, April 1, 1996
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
12
Issue: 
4
139
Abstract: 
On December 1, 1995, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the conviction of Juan Ramon Matta-Ballesteros for his role in the kidnapping and murder of Kiki Camarena, rejecting arguments that the participation by the U.S. Marshal in his kidnapping from Honduras deprived the court of jurisdiction and that the U.S. Government committed various reversible errors during his trials...(more)