Case Caption: Elijah Ritter (Appellant/Defendant) vs. People of the Virgin Islands (Appellee/Plaintiff)Case Number: S.CT. Crim. No.: 2007-087Date: 05/13/2009Author: Per CuriamCitation: Summary:

Appellant, Elijah Ritter (hereafter "Ritter"), challenges the Superior Court's July 5, 2007Judgment and Commitment, which sentenced him to seven and one-half years of incarceration for possession of a dangerous weapon during the commission of a crime of violence and one year of suspended incarceration for assault in the third degree, to run consecutively. On appeal, Ritter argues that: (1) the trial court erred in denying his motion for judgment of acquittal on grounds of insufficient evidence; (2) expert testimony as to the medical treatment of the victim was improperly admitted; and (3) his constitutional right to a fair trial was violated when the trial court failed to dismiss the venire panel or instruct the petit panel during the trial. For the reasons which follow, we will affirm the Judgment and Commitment.

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