No right to counsel on post-conviction DNA petitions

Ex-dentist loses challenge in Md. Court of Appeals

Indigent convicts have no statutory right to counsel for post-conviction petitions based on DNA results, Maryland’s top court ruled unanimously Tuesday. The Court of Appeals’ decision upholds a former dentist’s conviction and 20-year sentence for raping a sedated 15-year-old patient in 2001.

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