Fed. appeals court vacates Omahan’s sentence

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Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014 12:00 am

A federal appeals court has vacated the almost 16-year sentence of an Omaha man for being an armed career criminal with a gun, saying a lower court should not have considered his previous escape conviction as a violent crime.

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday vacated the 2011 sentence of Alfred Tucker, who was convicted after being arrested on suspicion of firing a gun in Omaha city limits.

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