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ARNILLO PARKS v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Improper cross-examination by state — Nolle prossed charges

Arnillo Parks, appellant, appeals his convictions in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City for first- and second-degree assault upon Kendria Long and reckless endangerment of Kendria Long and K.P. He raises the following questions, which we have rephrased slightly:

1. Did the trial court err in allowing the prosecutor to question appellant about nolle prossed criminal assault charges and the trial court’s consideration of those charges in imposing sentencing?

2. Did the trial court abuse its discretion in admitting testimony by a witness that the witness thought Parks was going to kill the victim?

3. Should this Court review for plain error Park’s claim that the trial court coerced the jury into rendering a verdict?

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