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EARL ELLWOOD KNIGHT v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal law — Sufficiency of the evidence — Burglary and theft

Appellant, Elmore Ellwood Knight, was indicted and charged in the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County with second-degree burglary, theft between $10,000 and $100,000, and fourth degree burglary. His first two trials ended in deadlocked juries, necessitating mistrials due to manifest necessity. At his third trial, a jury convicted appellant on all counts.

He was subsequently sentenced to fifteen years’ incarceration, with all but five suspended for second-degree burglary, to be followed by a consecutive five years, all suspended, for theft, with the remaining count merged, and to be followed by five years’ supervised probation. In this appeal, appellant presents the following questions for our review …

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