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CAV: Reference to prior robbery didn’t warrant mistrial (access required)

Despite a pretrial order barring testimony regarding the defendants’ prior robberies, a witness’s brief reference to a “previous” robbery did not explicitly link this robbery to either defendant. The trial court did not err in giving a curative instruction rather than granting a mistrial. Background In the afternoon of May 30, 2016, John Puot arrived at an ...