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Criminal procedure — Illegal sentence — Judge should have recused

A jury in the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County convicted appellant, Anthony Hare, of attempted second-degree murder, second-degree assault, attempted robbery with a deadly weapon, carrying a dangerous weapon, and conspiracy to commit murder. Appellant was sentenced to thirty years’ imprisonment for attempted seconddegree murder, twenty-five years’ imprisonment for second-degree assault, twenty years’ imprisonment for attempted robbery with a deadly weapon, and three years’ imprisonment for carrying a dangerous weapon. On appeal, this Court vacated appellant’s sentences for second-degree assault and openly carrying a dangerous weapon on the grounds that they should have merged with his sentences for attempted second-degree murder and attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, respectively.

Following a hearing in the circuit court, appellant was resentenced in accordance with this Court’s mandate. Appellant subsequently filed a motion to correct an illegal sentence, which was denied by the circuit court. In this appeal, appellant presents the following questions for our review, which we rephrase …

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