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ROLAND HAYES JETER, JR. v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Illegal sentence — Failure to announce verdict

On November 1, 1990, a jury sitting in the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County convicted Roland Hayes Jeter-El,1 Jr. of five counts, Count 3 of which was attempted robbery with a deadly weapon. We affirmed his convictions and sentences on direct appeal. He later filed a motion to correct an illegal sentence, in which he argued that procedural errors relating to the taking of the verdict on Count 3 rendered his sentence on that count illegal.

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