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DEMARR JONES v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Appellant Demarr Jones was tried and convicted in the Circuit Court for Wicomico County for conspiracy to commit murder in the first degree, conspiracy to commit murder in the second degree, and conspiracy to commit assault in the first degree. The circuit court imposed a sentence of life imprisonment for conspiracy to commit murder in the first degree, and merged the convictions for conspiracy to commit murder in the second degree and conspiracy to commit assault in the first degree.

Appellant timely appealed his convictions and now presents the following questions for our review, which we have reordered and rephrased as follows:

I. Whether the circuit court erred in denying appellant’s motion to dismiss based on the violation of his right to a speedy trial under the Sixth Amendment of the United States Constitution.

II. Whether the circuit court erred in denying appellant’s motion to dismiss based on the violation of his right to be tried within 180 days pursuant to MD. CODE, CRIM. PROC. § 6-103 and Md. Rule 4-271.

III. Whether the circuit court erred in admitting inadmissible hearsay, by admitting State’s Exhibit 20, a CD recording of a conversation.

 

Read the unreported opinion.