Felon in possession of a firearm aggravated sentence

Defendant in felon in possession of a firearm case receives aggravated sentence 

Defendant pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm.  Upon consideration of the statutory sentencing factors, the trial court concluded that aggravating factors, including discharging a firearm in the vicinity of his wife and pointing it in the direction of a bystander, outweighed the mitigating factors.  The District Court therefore varied upward for defendant’s sentencing.

Where the District Court thoroughly explained its reasons for imposing an upward variance to defendant’s sentence, it did not abuse its sentencing discretion.  Judgment is affirmed.

United States v. Garcia, 18-2125, appealed from the Western District of Arkansas, per curiam.

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