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Criminal Law Appellate Court Opinion

by Booth, George


AC43384 - State v. Hazard (Robbery in first degree; "The defendant, Dennis G. Hazard, appeals from the judgment of conviction, rendered after a jury trial, of robbery in the first degree in violation of General Statutes ยง 53a-134 (a) (4). On appeal, the defendant claims that (1) there was insufficient evidence to establish his identity as the person who committed the robbery, (2) he established the affirmative defense of inoperability of a gun that was found in the car he had been driving, (3) the trial court erred in denying his motion for a mistrial, and (4) the trial court erred in failing to give the jury his requested instruction on identification. We disagree with the defendant and, accordingly, affirm the judgment of the trial court.")