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PHILLIP MICHAEL JOHNSON v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Motion to suppress evidence — Statement to law enforcement

On September 10, 2012, a jury in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City convicted Phillip Johnson, appellant, of attempted first degree murder and related crimes involving a shooting on April 25, 2015. The court sentenced appellant to life on the conviction of attempted murder, and it imposed a sentence of 20 years, consecutive, for the conviction of use of a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence. All other convictions were merged for sentencing purposes.

On appeal, appellant presents one question for this Court’s review: Did the circuit court err in denying appellant’s motion to suppress his statement to law enforcement for lack of voluntariness?

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