No. 1691, September Term, 1989.

84 Md. App. 353 (1990)

579 A.2d 788


Court of Special Appeals of Maryland.

September 27, 1990.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Diane G. Goldsmith, Assigned Public Defender (Alan H. Murrell, Public Defender, on the brief), Baltimore, for appellant.

Audrey A. Creighton, Asst. Atty. Gen. (J. Joseph Curran, Jr., Atty. Gen. and Stuart O. Simms, State's Atty. for Baltimore City, on the brief), Baltimore, for appellee.

Argued before ALPERT, BLOOM and CATHELL, JJ.

BLOOM, Judge.

A jury in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City convicted appellant, Charles Leak, of robbery. Pursuant to a recidivist statute, Md.Code (1957, 1987 Repl.Vol., 1989 Supp.), Art. 27, § 643B(c), appellant was sentenced to imprisonment for 25 years without parole.

Appealing from that judgment, Leak contends that the trial court erred in denying his motion for a mistrial because the prosecutor, during his opening statement, referred to a certain...

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