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TERRENCE NORMAN TURNER, JR. v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Motion to suppress evidence — No-knock search warrant

Appellant, Terrence Norman Turner, Jr., was indicted in the Circuit Court for Charles County, Maryland, and charged with insurance fraud and false statement to a police officer. After he was convicted on both counts by a jury, appellant was sentenced to a total of fifteen years, with all but six months suspended, to be followed by five years’ unsupervised probation upon release.

Appellant timely appealed and presents the following questions for our review: 1. Was it error to deny the motion to suppress evidence seized pursuant to a “no-knock” search warrant? 2. Was it error to allow evidence of the criminal investigation of arson and conspiracy to commit arson in Virginia, where Appellant was not charged? 3. Was it error to exclude evidence that the insurer paid Appellant’s claim for loss of his car?

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