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TIERRA NICOLE LUCAS v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Jury instruction — Defense of others

Tierra Nicole Lucas, appellant, was convicted in the Circuit Court for Frederick County of second-degree murder for the death of Brian Graves. She presents three questions for our review:

“1. Did the circuit court err in not instructing on perfect or imperfect defense of others?

2. Did the circuit court fail to exercise its discretion in preventing the defense from eliciting the content of a written statement made by an eyewitness who indicated that a male committed the stabbing?

3. Did the circuit court err in preventing the defense from eliciting other relevant evidence?”

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