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Criminal procedure — Jury instruction — Other crimes evidence

A jury in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City convicted Robert Gary Moore, the appellant, Anthony Roach, and Quincy Chisolm of conspiracy to murder Alex Venable, his family members, and their associates. Moore also was convicted of first-degree murder of Venable; four counts of attempted first-degree murder of Venable’s associates, Thomas McNeil, Tavin Baker, and Derrick Vaughn1 ; and five counts of use of a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence. He was sentenced to six sentences of life in prison plus 100 years’ imprisonment, to run consecutively. 2 Moore, Roach, and Chisolm all noted appeals. On August 18, 2014, their appeals were consolidated in this Court. Thereafter, counsel for Moore filed a motion to strike his appearance, which was granted by this Court on June 9, 2015. On October 16, 2015, Moore’s appeal was severed from Roach and Chisolm’s appeal, and Moore was granted a continuance to proceed pro se.

Moore poses sixteen questions presented. …

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