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Md. high court overturns manslaughter conviction

Judge should have closed 'open door,' court says

Maryland’s top court has refused to reinstate a man’s involuntary manslaughter and assault convictions, saying the trial judge should have barred prosecutors from disclosing the accused killer’s statement to police that he was at the crime scene to sell cocaine after defense counsel gave a more benign explanation. In its 5-2 decision, the Court of Appeals ...

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