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Criminal Law : Robbery – Affirmative Defense Instruction – Coercion

Where a defendant in a robbery trial argued that the district court abused its discretion by submitting the coercion or duress instruction, the defendant requested the instruction, so she could not challenge it on appeal, and the defendant also did not show that her counsel was ineffective, so the judgment is affirmed.

Judgment is affirmed.

U.S. v. Mathison (MLW No. 66711/Case No. 13-2896 – 6 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Murphy, J.) Appealed from U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa, Bennett, J. (Alan Stoler, Omaha, Nebraska, argued for appellant) (Forde Fairchild, Sioux City, Iowa, argued for appellee).

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