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Claim-of-right jury instruction properly refused (access required)

Where appellant defended a robbery charge on the basis that he was attempting to recover money stolen from him, the circuit court correctly refused to instruct the jury on a claim-of-right defense because appellant acquired the money by selling drugs. As a result, he lacked “good faith or [a] bona fide claim of right to the ...