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TYRONE FENNER v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Motion to suppress evidence — Prior bad acts

Appellant Tyrone Fenner was convicted in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City of second degree assault. The case arose from allegations that appellant and co-defendant Shamira Harris abused Harris’s son, T.R. The cases were consolidated for trial, and both defendants were convicted of second degree assault.

Appellant timely appealed, presenting for our review the following rephrased question: Did the trial court abuse its discretion in allowing the State to introduce prior bad acts of appellant’s use of a hanger to strike the victim?

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