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Argued March 30, 2000

After a ten-day trial, appellant was convicted of voluntary manslaughter while armed and possession of a prohibited weapon (PPW). *fn1 The court sentenced him to concurrent prison terms of fifteen years to life on the manslaughter conviction and one year on the PPW conviction. After he was sentenced and noted an appeal, appellant filed a motion to reduce his sentence under Super. Ct. Crim. R. 35 and a motion seeking recusal of the trial judge from consideration of the Rule 35 motion. Both of those motions were denied, and appellant noted a second appeal, which we consolidated with the first.

Before this court appellant asserts that there was insufficient evidence to convict him of voluntary manslaughter and that the verdict of one juror was the product of intimidation. In addition, he argues that the trial court abused its discretion by denying his motion for reduction of sentence and his motion for recusal. We hold that the evidence was sufficient and that the intimidation claim is without substance, but that the motion for recusal should have been granted. We therefore affirm the conviction on the merits, but remand the case for resentencing.

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