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CHARLES MORRIS v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Motion to suppress evidence — Mugshots of defendant

A jury in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City convicted Charles Morris, appellant, of second-degree murder and related offenses. The court sentenced appellant to an aggregate term of imprisonment of 50 years. Appellant noted an appeal and presents three issues for our review:

1. Did the trial court err in admitting mugshots of Appellant?

2. Did the circuit court abuse its discretion in permitting a witness for the State to testify that she went to the police after receiving threats?

3. Did the sentencing court impermissibly consider Appellant’s history of arrests that did not result in convictions and his decision to go to trial?

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