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EDWARD BYRD v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Right to testify — Knowing and intelligent waiver

Following a jury trial in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, Edward Byrd, appellant, was convicted of fourth-degree burglary and theft of property valued between $100 and $1,500. He raises two issues on appeal: (1) whether he knowingly and intelligently waived his right to testify, and (2) whether his conviction and sentence for fourth-degree burglary must be vacated. For the reasons that follow, we shall …

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