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MARQUIS ALSTON v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Motion to suppress evidence — Fake gun

The appellants, Corey Clark and Marquis Alston, were jointly tried in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City by a jury, presided over by Judge Althea Handy, from January 16, 2018, through January 19, 2018. The appellant Clark was convicted of two counts of first-degree assault, two counts of attempted robbery, one count of the use of a firearm in the commission of a crime of violence, two counts of conspiracy to commit assault in the first degree, two counts of conspiracy to rob, and two counts of conspiracy to commit armed robbery. He was sentenced to a total of 74 years of incarceration.

The appellant Alston was convicted of attempted armed robbery, attempted robbery, conspiracy to use a firearm in the commission of a crime of violence, and two counts each of conspiracy to assault, conspiracy to rob, and conspiracy to commit armed robbery. He was sentenced to 25 years of imprisonment for conspiracy to commit armed robbery and to a consecutive sentence of 20 years, all suspended, for attempted armed robbery. Both appellants have appealed their convictions, and we have consolidated the two appeals for our present review.

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