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Criminal Law: Felony Child Abuse and Neglect-Imprisonment and Supervised Release-Substantive Reasonableness of Sentence

Defendant pleaded guilty to felony child abuse and neglect and was sentenced to 60 months’ imprisonment followed by three years’ supervised release. On appeal, defendant challenged the substantive reasonableness of his sentence. Where the district court based its sentencing on the fact that defendant repeatedly used drugs while young children were present in his home, defendant ...

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