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TRENTON ROBINSON v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Competency to stand trial — Determination

Appellant Trenton Robinson was convicted in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County of first-degree felony murder, armed robbery, use of a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence, and conspiracy to commit armed robbery for his participation in a fatal armed robbery on December 21, 2010, just one month after he turned fifteen-years old.

Appellant raises three issues for our consideration:

1. Did the court err in denying Mr. Robinson’s motion to suppress when the evidence at issue was seized after officers illegally entered Mr. Robinson’s residence?

2. Did the trial court err in admitting into evidence the whole of a witness’s police interview as a prior inconsistent statement when the entirety of the interview was not inconsistent with the witness’s in-court testimony?

3. Did the trial court err in permitting Mr. Robinson to be tried without properly determining whether he was competent to stand trial in accordance with Maryland Code, Criminal Procedure Article § 3-104?

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