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MARCUS CLARK v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Motion to suppress evidence — Evidence of flight

A jury, in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, convicted Marcus Clark, appellant, of two counts of second-degree assault and one count of malicious destruction of property. The Court sentenced appellant to a term of 23 years’ imprisonment, with all but ten years suspended. In this appeal, appellant presents three questions, which we have rephrased for clarity: 1 1. Did the trial court err in not conducting an inquiry pursuant to Maryland Rule 4-215(e)? 2. Did the trial court err in admitting, in the form of a statement of judicial notice, evidence of flight? 3. Did the trial court err in admitting evidence of a conversation between appellant and the victim in which appellant may have indicated that he did not believe Bill Cosby’s accusers? For reasons to follow, we answer all three questions in …

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