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TIMOTHY BROOKS WHITT v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Jury reinstruction — Reasonable doubt

After a jury trial in the Circuit Court for Cecil County, Timothy Brooks Whitt, appellant, was found guilty of two counts of first-degree assault. He was sentenced to incarceration for concurrent terms of twenty-five years, with five years suspended. This timely appeal followed.

Whitt presents the following questions for our consideration: I. Did the trial court err by refusing to reinstruct the jury on reasonable doubt, after misreading the instruction? II. Did the trial court rely on impermissible considerations in imposing a sentence?

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