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At Shady’s trial for armed robbery, the prosecutor offers evidence tending to show that Shady committed two other armed robberies in the year preceding the present offense, and that Shady committed all three robberies to obtain money to support his gambling habit.
As Shady’s attorney, to what, if anything, should you object? How should the Court rule on your objection?
First, consider if the two previous armed robberies a relevant to Shady’s current trial for armed robbery. Next, consider the prejudicial impact that including these robberies would have on a jury. Further, consider what aspect of the crime could be explained by referring to Shady’s need to support his gambling habit.