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Appellant Courtney Sales was found guilty of felony murder, armed robbery, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime in connection with the 2005 shooting death of Jamal Cooper. On appeal to the Supreme Court, appellant argued that the trial court erred by commenting on the evidence. The Supreme Court agreed that by stating to the venire in reference to the crimes, the trial court expressed its opinion as to a disputed issue of fact. Accordingly, the Supreme Court reversed the convictions and remanded the case for a new trial.