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Supreme Court won’t hear Leon Houston appeal

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By Damon Lawrence

It looks like Leon Houston has run out of options to get his federal conviction overturned after the highest court in the land decided not to review his case.

Houston was found guilty of transmitting a threat via interstate commerce in 2013, but the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned that verdict due to a faulty jury instruction.

Houston got a new trial in 2015, but the result was the same. After deliberating for less than 30 minutes, the jury returned with a verdict of guilty.


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