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Criminal procedure — Jury instruction — Perfect self-defense

On January 16, 2018, a jury in the Circuit Court for Worcester County convicted Jordan James Kuzma (“Kuzma”), appellant, of second-degree assault, carrying a dangerous weapon with the intent to injure another, and possessing an assisted knife in Ocean City, Maryland. He was sentenced to two years in the Worcester County Detention Center, with all but six months suspended, and two years of probation.

Kuzma now challenges his conviction and presents the remaining question for our review, which we have reworded and consolidated for clarity:1. Did the circuit court err in denying Kuzma’s requested jury instructions?

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