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Criminal law — Sufficiency of the evidence — Accessory to murder after the fact

Harry Malik Robertson, appellant, was involved in a brawl, at a residential complex near Morgan State University, that ended in the stabbing death of one of the young men participating in that melee. Ultimately, a jury, in the Circuit Court of Baltimore City, found appellant guilty of accessory after the fact to murder but acquitted him of both first- and second-degree murder and of carrying a weapon openly with intent to injure.

On appeal, he raises two issues (which we have rephrased to facilitate review):

I. Whether the trial court erred in permitting the State to question him about his participation in an earlier fight during which a knife had been brandished.

II. Whether the evidence was sufficient to support his conviction for accessory after the fact to murder.

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