Killer’s appeal comes down to judge’s notes or trial transcript

Md. high court grants post-conviction review

A convicted killer’s bid for a new trial could depend on whether a judge’s notes or a court reporter’s transcript is to be believed. Maryland’s top court on Friday unanimously ordered a review of Mark Edmund Christian II’s February 2012 trial to determine if now-retired Harford County Circuit Judge Stephen Waldron properly instructed the jury, as ...

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