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Criminal procedure — Motion to suppress evidence — Police photo of defendant

Joseph Quick, appellant, was convicted by a jury sitting in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City of robbery and second-degree assault.

He raises the following three questions on appeal, which we have reordered and rephrased for clarity: I. Did the trial court err when it interjected itself into the State’s case? II. Did the trial court err when it allowed in evidence a police photograph of appellant because that evidence was irrelevant, unduly prejudicial, and inadmissible “other crimes” evidence? III. Did the trial court err in not merging for sentencing purposes appellant’s second-degree assault conviction into his robbery conviction?

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