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THOMAS BRADLEY v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Illegal sentence — Merger of assault and reckless endangerment

On August 1, 2017, Thomas Bradley, appellant, was convicted after a bench trial, of two counts of second-degree assault and two counts of reckless endangerment, along with other related charges, in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, and was sentenced to a total term of forty years’ imprisonment, with all but fifteen years suspended.

Appellant poses two questions for our review. Reworded they are: 1. Should the trial court have merged appellant’s sentences for his seconddegree assault and reckless endangerment convictions? 2. Was the sentence imposed ambiguous?

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