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Criminal procedure — Jury instructions — Voluntary intoxication and reasonable belief

On December 4, 2014, following a three-day jury trial in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, the jury found Paul Andrew Bond, appellant, guilty on charges of first degree burglary and malicious destruction of property. The court subsequently sentenced appellant to serve a period of incarceration of fifteen years, all but six years suspended in favor of five years of supervised probation for his burglary conviction, and an additional concurrent sentence of sixty days for malicious destruction of property.

In his timely filed appeal, appellant raises a single question for our consideration, which we have rephrased as follows:

Did the trial court err in failing to instruct the jury regarding the defense theories of voluntary intoxication and reasonable belief?

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