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PHILLIP HERRELL v. STATE of MARYLAND

A jury in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City convicted Phillip Herrell, appellant, of first-degree murder and use of a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence. The circuit court sentenced the appellant to a period of life plus fifteen years, the first five years without the possibility of parole pursuant to Criminal Law Article §4-204.

On appeal, appellant presents two issues for our review, which we have rephrased:

I. Whether the trial court erred or abused its discretion in admitting evidence regarding the extent of appellant’s gang involvement.

II. Whether the trial court abused its discretion by limiting the defense’s cross-examination of a prosecution witness.

Read the unreported opinion.