Opinions – 4/17/14: Maryland Court of Appeals

Criminal Procedure Jury instructions  BOTTOM LINE: Although trial court abused its discretion in giving “anti-CSI effect” jury instruction, the abuse of discretion was harmless because evidence presented at trial established certain essential facts of the case and, therefore, “anti-CSI effect” jury instruction could not have caused jury to overlook the lack of other evidence of these facts. CASE: ...

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