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Criminal Practice – Armed Robbery – Unloaded Shotgun – Prosecutor’s Closing – No Prejudice (access required)

State v. Martin (Lawyers Weekly No. 011-211-16, 11 pp.) (Rick Elmore, J.) Appealed from Forsyth County Superior Court (Michael Duncan, J.) N.C. App. Holding: During the prosecutor’s closing argument, the trial court should have sustained defendant’s objections to the prosecutor’s incorrect statements about what constitutes a “dangerous weapon.” However, since the trial court then instructed the ...

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