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DERRICK JAMAR THOMPSON v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal law — Sufficiency of the evidence — Unauthorized removal of property

In this case a sixty-two year old man was savagely and senselessly beaten by a gang of young men in a series of attacks initiated by the appellant, Derrick Jamar Thompson, then age twenty. A jury in the Circuit Court for Charles County found Thompson guilty of attempted second degree murder, first and second degree assault, conspiracy to commit first degree assault, theft of property valued at less than $1,000, and unauthorized removal of property.

The circuit court sentenced him to twenty-five years incarceration for attempted second degree murder and to concurrent sentences of incarceration of twenty-five years for conspiracy to commit first degree assault, of eighteen months for theft, and of four years for unauthorized removal of property.

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