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MICHAEL LAMONT PRICE v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Closing argument by state — Fingerprint evidence

Michael Lamont Price, appellant, was convicted by a jury in the Circuit Court for Washington County of possessing a telecommunications device while confined in a correctional facility. The court sentenced appellant to eighteen months imprisonment, to be served consecutively to the sentence he was then serving.

On appeal, appellant contends that the trial court abused its discretion in (1) allowing the prosecutor to elicit information through the use of a leading question and (2) allowing the prosecutor to make an improper closing argument.

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