Kefelegn Alemu Worku (Supplied by federal authorities)

The 10th Circuit Court docket of Appeals in Denver has dismissed an attraction by a 62-year-old man who claims his false identification as an Ethiopian jail guard who killed and tortured dozens of individuals led to an unfair sentencing on an unrelated U.S. immigration fraud rely.

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In a collection of appeals and motions, the courtroom dismissed his first attraction after discovering that Kefelgn Alemu Worku, 62, did not show his case, rejected Worku’s movement to rethink, and on Friday denied his second attraction on the grounds of ineffective help of counsel.

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The attraction courtroom ruling stated Senior Decide John Kane of the U.S. District Court docket in Denver was not in error when he allowed prosecutors to say his jail atrocities.

“The trial decide’s information of defendant’s Ethiopian homicide conviction was not extrajudicial, however was based mostly on the prosecution’s introduction of this proof at sentencing to assist its argument {that a} prolonged sentence was warranted,” the appeals courtroom stated.

A former member of the Marxist Derg junta, Worku could possibly be deported to Ethiopia, the place he was sentenced in November 2000 to dying for torturing 101 folks to dying within the Increased 15 jail within the late 1970s.

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In Kane’s courtroom, a jury discovered Worku responsible in October of 2014 of mendacity on immigration paperwork and stealing one other man’s identification to realize entry to america. Worku had lived a quiet life in Aurora for years till one among his victims acknowledged him.


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