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Appellant Steve McDonald was convicted of malice murder and related crimes in connection with the 2001 death of Kim Condry. Appellant appealed, contending that his trial counsel rendered ineffective assistance. Furthermore, he challenged the sufficiency of the evidence, the composition of the jury pool, and the trial court’s refusal to allow him to represent himself at trial. Though the Supreme Court found no error in the verdicts, it did find the trial court erred in merging the offenses. The Court vacated the trial court's judgment and remanded the case for proper merger and resentencing.