CSA orders new trial for ex-Ranger convicted of manslaughter

A Maryland appeals court Thursday overturned a former U.S. Army Ranger’s involuntary manslaughter conviction, saying his right to a fair trial was violated when the judge failed to ask jurors if they would be less likely to believe a defense witness.

About Steve Lash

Steve Lash covers federal and Maryland appellate courts and the General Assembly’s judiciary committees for The Daily Record. He joined the newspaper in 2008 after spending nearly 20 years covering the U.S. Supreme Court and legal affairs for several publications, including the Houston Chronicle, Cox Newspapers, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and West’s Legal News. Lash, a graduate of American University’s Washington College of Law, is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court and Maryland bars.

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