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ROBERT MCBRIDE v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Jury instruction — Cross-racial identification

A jury in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City convicted Robert McBride of two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon. The Court sentenced him to a term of ten years’ imprisonment for one of the robbery convictions and a concurrent term of ten years’ imprisonment for the other robbery conviction. In this appeal, McBride presents a single question for our review: Did the trial court fail to exercise its discretion or abuse its discretion when it declined to give an instruction on cross-racial identification as requested by the defense?

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