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Criminal law — Sufficiency of the evidence — Attempted robbery

During a one-hour period in the afternoon of February 4, 2013, three men attempted to rob three separate individuals at different locations within close proximity in Anne Arundel County. Appellant James Ross was charged in connection with the case on the theory that he drove the getaway vehicle. After a trial in the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County, a jury convicted Appellant of attempted robbery and lesser-included crimes as to only one of the three victims, as well as three counts of conspiracy to commit robbery as to each victim. The court imposed a sentence of ten years for attempted robbery, with the lesser-included offenses merged for sentencing, and three separate sentences for the conspiracy convictions.

In his timely appeal, Appellant presents the following three questions for review, which we have slightly rephrased: I. Did the trial court err in sentencing Appellant on more than one count of conspiracy to commit robbery? II. Did the trial court err when it permitted the prosecution to call a rebuttal witness? III. Was the evidence sufficient to support Appellant’s convictions?

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