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JAMIE L. MEYERS v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Right to counsel — On the record waiver announcement Jamie L. Meyers, appellant, was convicted of second-degree assault following a bench trial in the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County, in which he proceeded pro se. 1 ...

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BENJAMIN DAVIS, III v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Writ of actual innocence — Recanted testimony In 2001, a jury in the Circuit Court for Howard County convicted Benjamin Davis, III, appellant, of eight offenses, including attempted second-degree murder and the use of a handgun in ...

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TIMOTHY HATCHETT v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Writ of Actual Innocence — Need for hearing In 1991, a jury in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City convicted appellant, Timothy Earl Hatchett, and his co-defendant, Phillip Alvin Jones, Jr., of attempted firstdegree murder, use of ...

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JARAY ANTHONY TOULSON v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Closing argument by state — Vouching for witnesses A jury in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County convicted Jaray Anthony Toulson, appellant, of the distribution of marijuana and possession of cocaine. The court subsequently sentenced appellant to ...

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JOHN FISHBACK v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Illegal sentence — Need for hearing In 2001, John Fishback, appellant, appeared in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City and entered guilty pleas to two counts of attempted first-degree murder and one count of using a handgun ...

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D’ANTHONY HAIRSTON v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Right to speedy trial — Circumvention of district court Appellant, D’Anthony Hairston, was convicted of possession of a shotgun by the Circuit Court for Washington County (Long, Jr. J.), pursuant to his conditional guilty plea. Appellant was ...

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WILLIAM LLOYD MCDONALD v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Motion to suppress evidence — Prejudicial letters On August 12, 2006, at approximately 2 a.m., Benjamin Curtis and Rhonda Briscoe were robbed at gunpoint. The assailant shot Mr. Curtis in the head. Appellant William L. McDonald (“McDonald”) ...

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