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CHALMERS EFRAM SMITH v. STATE OF MARYLAND (access required)

Criminal procedure -- Writ of actual innocence -- Need for a hearing On January 15, 2000, Darryl Butler, Sr. (“Butler”) was murdered. Appellant, Chalmers Efram Smith (“Smith”), was arrested for that murder approximately four and one-half months later. On February 23, 2001, after a trial by jury in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, Smith was ...