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Closing Argument Did Not Preserve Sufficiency Claim (access required)

In defendant’s appeal of his conviction for possession of cocaine found in his pocket when police arrested him for public intoxication, the Court of Appeals cannot consider defendant’s challenge to the sufficiency of the evidence because his only effort to preserve this issue was his lawyer’s one-sentence closing argument that his client testified under oath ...