USA v. Leon Woods, Jr.


Opinion issued by court as to Appellant Leon Woods, Jr.. Decision: Affirmed. Opinion type: Non-Published. Opinion method: Per Curiam. The opinion is also available through the Court's Opinions page at this link

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Case: 15-14802 Date Filed: 05/16/2017 Page: 1 of 2 [DO NOT PUBLISH] IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE ELEVENTH CIRCUIT ________________________ No. 15-14802 Non-Argument Calendar ________________________ D.C. Docket No. 1:15-cr-20462-KMM-1 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff - Appellee, versus LEON WOODS, JR., Defendant - Appellant. ________________________ Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida ________________________ (May 16, 2017) Before MARTIN, ANDERSON, and EDMONDSON, Circuit Judges. Case: 15-14802 Date Filed: 05/16/2017 Page: 2 of 2 PER CURIAM: Leon Woods, Jr. appeals his 105-month sentence, imposed after pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1). The district court correctly concluded that Woods’s Florida manslaughter conviction was a crime of violence under U.S.S.G. § 4B1.2(a)’s residual clause because this Court’s prior precedent establishes the residual clause’s constitutional validity and categorically qualifies Florida manslaughter as a crime of violence. For background, see United States v. Matchett, 802 F.3d 1185 (11th Cir. 2015); In re Burgest, 829 F.3d 1285 (11th Cir. 2016). In addition, even if the district court committed error, the error was harmless, as the district court stated that it would impose the 105-month sentence as a reasonable sentence, regardless of any Sentencing Guideline calculation; and the sentence was, in fact, reasonable. For background, see United States v. Keene, 470 F.3d 1347 (11th Cir. 2006). AFFIRMED. 2

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