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Md. high court overturns child-abuse conviction

Court of Appeals cites incorrect jury instruction

ANNAPOLIS – Saying the jury was improperly instructed on the violent crime’s elements, a divided Maryland high court has overturned the first-degree child abuse conviction of a father who allegedly wrapped his son in plastic and tied his wrists to prevent him from harming himself and attacking his siblings. In its 5-2 decision Friday, the Court ...

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