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Criminal Law: Robbery-Jury Instruction-‘Dangerous Instrument’

Where a defendant challenged his conviction for first-degree robbery, the evidence was sufficient to support the conviction, but the trial court erred by omitting the definition of “dangerous instrument” from the instruction, so the judgment is reversed and remanded for the state to retry the defendant or to agree to conviction on a lesser offense.

Judgment is reversed and remanded.

State v. Hudson (MLW No. 73222/Case No. WD81331 – 18 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, Ahuja, J.) Appealed from circuit court, Jackson County, Round, J. (Keith P. O’Connor, Kansas City, Missouri, for appellant) (Daniel N. McPherson, Jefferson City, for respondent).