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Criminal procedure — Right to speedy trial — Length of delay

A jury, in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, convicted Charles Henson, appellant, of second-degree murder and use of a firearm in a crime of violence. Henson was sentenced to a total term of 45 years’ imprisonment.

In this appeal, Henson presents the following questions for our review: 1. Did the circuit court err in denying Mr. Henson’s Motion to Dismiss for lack of a speedy trial? 2. Did the circuit court err in admitting either the prior testimony of a witness or a recorded telephone conversation involving that witness, where Mr. Henson had no prior opportunity or motive to cross-examine the witness concerning that telephone conversation?

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