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JUAN ARTIGA v. STATE OF MARYLAND

This case arises out of a fight between appellant, Juan Carlos Artiga (“Artiga”), and Santiago Roque-Garcia, (who goes by the name “Edgar”). Following a jury trial in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, Artiga was convicted of attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, and carrying a deadly weapon with the intent to injure.1 The court sentenced Artiga to twenty years, with all but nine years suspended, for attempted second-degree murder and five years, to be served concurrently, for carrying a deadly weapon with the intent to injure. The remaining convictions merged for purposes of sentencing.

On appeal, Artiga presents two questions for review, as follows:

1. Did the trial court err in admitting a tape recording of a 911 call into evidence?

2. Did the trial court err in refusing Artiga’s request for a postponement?

Read the unreported opinion.