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Evidence supports robbery conviction and related crimes (access required)

There was sufficient evidence that appellant used force, threat or intimidation to take marijuana from the victim and then shoot him. As a result, appellant was correctly convicted of first-degree murder while committing a robbery and related charges. Overview Appellant, ...

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Character evidence excluded at manslaughter sentencing (access required)

Where appellant pleaded no contest to a voluntary manslaughter charge, she waived the right to present a self-defense claim. As a result, the trial court correctly barred appellant from presenting character evidence about the victim. Background The commonwealth’s evidence showed ...

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Insufficient evidence for constructive ammo possession (access required)

Where the commonwealth presented evidence that appellant’s prescription medication, his valid debit card and his expired school identification card were found the same bedroom with handgun and rifle ammunition but never established that he was present when the bullets were ...

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