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GORDON MAURICE PRAILOW v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal law — Illegal sentence — Merger of felony murder and second-degree murder

Gordon M. Prailow appeals the denial, by the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County, of his motion to correct an illegal sentence. … Following a 1991 jury trial, Prailow was convicted of the felony murder of Stuart Smith, the felony murder of Derrick Williams, the second-degree murder of Michael Martin, and other offenses. He was sentenced to twenty years’ imprisonment for second-degree murder, a consecutive term of twenty years’ imprisonment for a handgun offense, to two consecutively run life sentences for felony murder, to run consecutive to the aforementioned term-of-years sentences, and to other concurrently run terms of confinement.

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