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Criminal procedure — Motion to suppress evidence — Statement to police

Following a nine-day jury trial in the Circuit Court for Baltimore County, appellant Latray Tavon Hughes was convicted of first-degree murder, first-degree burglary, conspiracy to commit first-degree burglary, and use of a firearm in the commission of a crime of violence. The court sentenced appellant to life in prison for first-degree murder, and three concurrent terms of twenty years for each of the remaining three counts.

Appellant timely appealed and presents six questions for our review: 1. Is the life sentence for first-degree murder unconstitutional? 2. Was [a]ppellant deprived of his right to trial within 180 days? 3. Did the court below err in denying the motion to suppress [a]ppellant’s statement to police? 4. Did the trial court err by admitting call detail records and testimony without adequate authentication? 5. Did the trial court abuse discretion by allowing the prosecution to elicit hearsay statements during the testimony of Chadon Bradshaw? 6. Is the evidence insufficient to sustain [a]ppellant’s convictions?

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