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Criminal Law

LEUMAS ERIC WHITE v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Closing argument by state — Law of self-defense A jury in the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County convicted Leumas White, appellant, of first-degree assault, using a firearm in the commission of a crime of violence, and ...

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KAREN M. MURPHY v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Jury instruction — Flight A jury in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City convicted Karen M. Murphy of three counts of second degree assault and one count of conspiracy to assault. The Honorable Martin P. Welch sentenced ...

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STATE OF MARYLAND v. WAYNE ZEIGLER

Criminal procedure — Charging documents — Essential elements of the crime Appellant, the State of Maryland, appeals the Circuit Court for Baltimore City’s dismissal of appellee Wayne Zeigler’s possession of heroin charge. The State presents one question for our review: ...

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LESTER SNYDER v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Motion to suppress evidence — Traffic stop This is an appeal from Lester Snyder’s convictions, in the Circuit Court for Carroll County, for first degree murder, robbery with a deadly weapon and related offenses. Snyder preliminarily sought ...

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RASHAAN MARCELLUS WILLIAMS v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Jury instruction — Destruction or concealment of evidence On April 24, 2015, a jury sitting in the Circuit Court for Baltimore County convicted appellant, Rashaan Marcellus Williams, of second degree murder. The court sentenced appellant to thirty ...

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STATE OF MARYLAND v. PAUL WINSTON

Criminal procedure — Post-conviction relief — Waiver In this appeal, the State seeks review of an order entered by the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, granting post-conviction relief to appellee, Paul Winston, in the form of a new sentencing proceeding. ...

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MOHAMMAD MOADDAB v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Motion to include evidence — Statement by victim to defendant’s son Within seconds after a contractor knocked on Dr. Mohammad Moaddab’s door to request his signature on a check, Dr. Moaddab pointed a shotgun at his chest ...

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CHARLES MORRIS v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Motion to suppress evidence — Mugshots of defendant A jury in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City convicted Charles Morris, appellant, of second-degree murder and related offenses. The court sentenced appellant to an aggregate term of imprisonment ...

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IN RE: JAMES W.

Juvenile law — Motion to suppress evidence — Dismissed charges Appellant, James W., was found involved as to one count of robbery, one count of second degree assault, and one count of theft of property valued at less than $1,000 ...

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JACQUE ALPHONSO BROWN v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal law — Sufficiency of the evidence — Possession with intent to distribute heroin After a bench trial, the Circuit Court for Baltimore County convicted appellant Jacque Brown of possession with intent to distribute heroin and possession of heroin. On ...

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