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CHARLES WILLIAM JONES v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Jury instruction — Flight

Appellant was tried and convicted by a jury in the Circuit Court for Baltimore County (Bailey, J.) of first degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a crime of violence and possession of a regulated firearm by a person under the age of 21. Appellant was sentenced to life imprisonment, with all but 45 years suspended. Appellant filed the instant appeal in which he posits the following questions for our review.

1. Did the trial court abuse its discretion by propounding the flight instruction to the jury?

2. Did the trial court err by admitting the jail call into evidence?

3. Did the trial court err by permitting the State’s improper cross examination?

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