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Defendant was charged with burglary in the second degree. Defendant filed a pretrial motion to compel discovery requesting access to the property where he allegedly committed the criminal offense. The circuit court denied the motion to compel. After a trial, the jury found Defendant guilty of burglary in the second degree. The Intermediate Court of Appeals affirmed, concluding that the circuit court did not err in denying Defendant’s motion to compel discovery and that there was sufficient evidence to support the conviction. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding (1) Defendant was wrongly denied access to the crime scene, but the error was harmless beyond a reasonable doubt; and (2) substantial evidence supported Defendant’s conviction.