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TAYLOR MCMILLIAN v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Motion to suppress testimony — DNA analyst

A jury sitting in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City convicted Taylor McMillian, appellant, of first-degree rape, first-degree sexual offense, second-degree assault, kidnapping, false imprisonment, robbery, and theft of property valued at less than $500. 1 Appellant raises three arguments on appeal, which we have slightly rephrased for clarity: I. Did the trial court abuse its discretion when it allowed a State’s DNA analyst to offer her expert opinion based on data generated by other analysts? II. Did the trial court err when it admitted testimony based on DNA evidence that lacked a proper chain of custody? III. Did the trial court err when it denied appellant’s motion for judgment of acquittal? For the following reasons, we shall …

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