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PAMELA EVETTE CALDWELL v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Illegal sentence — Restitution

On October 14, 2016, Pamela Caldwell pled guilty in the Circuit Court for Charles County to conspiracy to commit first-degree assault against Jourdan Lucas, who died from injuries he received at the hands of Ms. Caldwell’s conspirator. As part of her sentence, she was ordered to pay $6,138.70 in restitution to Mr. Lucas’s family for his funeral expenses. Ms. Caldwell asks us on appeal to vacate the restitution order as an illegal sentence, arguing that she did not plead guilty to a crime that resulted directly in Mr. Lucas’s death.

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