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JULIO LISANDRO LOPEZ GOMEZ v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal law — Sufficiency of the evidence — Robbery

Appellant, Julio Lisandro Lopez Gomez, was convicted of robbery by a jury in the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County. Gomez was sentenced to fifteen years’ imprisonment with all but ten years suspended and five years’ probation.

Before us, Gomez raises questions related to the impeachment of a witness by evidence of a criminal conviction, an in-court identification, and the sufficiency of evidence, as reflected in the following questions: 1. Did the trial court err in precluding the defense from inquiring about Damas Valenzuela’s prior conviction for robbery or theft? 2. Did the trial court err in allowing Jose Arias, who had previously failed to make an out-of-court identification of appellant, to make an in-court identification? 3. Is the evidence insufficient to sustain the robbery conviction?

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