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DAVID HUNTER v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Motion for new trial — Brady violation

As a result of the fatal shooting of Henry Mills on June 14, 2011, on Greenmount Avenue in Baltimore City, appellant, David Hunter was charged with first-degree murder and related and included offenses. Following the 2015 trial in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, a jury convicted Hunter of first-degree murder, use of a handgun in the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by an unauthorized person, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, and participation in – and murder for – the benefit of a criminal gang.

Appellant submits two questions for our review: 1. Did the court err in denying appellant’s motion for a new trial based on newly discovered evidence pursuant to a violation of Brady v. Maryland?[2] 2. Did the court err in excluding [] a portion of the “State’s Supplemental Disclosure” provided to the defense in discovery authored by the Assistant State’s Attorney?

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