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STATE OF MARYLAND v. WILLIAM L. MCDONALD

Criminal procedure — Discovery violation by state — Monetary sanction

On December 16, 2011, the State indicted William McDonald on charges of first degree murder, armed robbery, and related handgun offenses. During the initial discovery phase, the State disclosed to McDonald that the Montgomery County Police Department and the County State’s Attorney’s Office were involved in the investigation of the charges against him. On September 11, 2013, McDonald sought discovery ….

The State appeals an order of the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County imposing a monetary sanction on the Anne Arundel State’s Attorney’s Office for an alleged discovery violation in a criminal case.

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