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NATHAN C. ROGERS v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Motion to suppress evidence — Victim’s pregnancy

On October 4, 2013, following a five-day jury trial in the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County, Nathan C. Rogers, appellant, was acquitted of first-degree murder but convicted of second degree murder. On November 20, 2013, the circuit court sentenced appellant to serve a period of incarceration of thirty years for his conviction.

In his timely filed appeal, appellant raises two questions for our consideration: I. Did the trial court err in permitting the State to introduce evidence at trial that the victim was pregnant? II. Did the trial court err in permitting the State to make improper comments and gestures during closing and rebuttal argument?

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