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JAMAL SIMMS v. STATE OF MARYLAND (access required)

Criminal procedure -- Closing argument by state -- Diverting focus from evidence Jamal Simms, appellant, was convicted in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City of first-degree rape, three counts of first-degree sexual offense, third-degree sexual offense, second-degree assault, first-degree burglary, carrying a dangerous weapon openly with the intent to injure, and theft between $1,000 and $10,000. ...