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ADENE BEKELE v. STATE of MARYLAND

A jury in the Circuit Court for Wicomico County convicted Adene Bekele of kidnapping, second-degree assault, and related offenses. On November 1 4, 2013, the trial court imposed a sentence of twenty years’ imprisonment for the kidnapping conviction, of which all but ten years were suspended in favor of four years’ probation. The court deferred sentencing on the remaining counts of conviction. Bekele has filed a timely appeal from the judgments of conviction, and asks this Court to review the trial court’s rulings that constrained the scope of the defense cross-examination of a prosecution witness.

Read the unreported opinion.