Where the government offered a defendant an opportunity to commit a drug robbery crime and he eagerly embraced the opportunity, recruited another participant and took charge, the evidence was sufficient to show that the government did not induce the crime and that the defendant was predisposed to commit it, so the entrapment defense failed, and the defendant also did not show that the district court abused its discretion in admitting evidence of prior crimes because the evidence was more probative than prejudicial on the issues of knowledge and intent.
Judgment is affirmed
U.S. v. Warren (MLW No. 67894/Case No. 14-2681 – 12 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Murphy, J.) Appealed from U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, Perry, J. (Daniel Warren Hoff Jr., St Louis, argued for appellant) (Cristian Matthew Stevens, St Louis, argued for appellee; Allison Hart Behrens appeared on the brief).