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ANTHONY JOHNSON v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Voir dire — Batson challenge

A jury in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City convicted Anthony Johnson, appellant, of first-degree sexual offense, first-degree assault, use of a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence, and unlawful possession of a regulated firearm. The trial court sentenced Johnson to life imprisonment with all but 50 years suspended for the first-degree sexual offense count, a concurrent term of 25 years for the first-degree assault count, a consecutive term of 20 years for the use of a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence count, and a concurrent term of 15 years for the unlawful possession of a regulated firearm count. In this appeal, Johnson presents the following questions for our review …

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