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DEANDRE MALIK DAVIS v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Illegal sentence — Merger of armed robbery convictions

In 2017, in the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County, Deandre Malik Davis pled guilty to armed robbery (Count 2), transporting a handgun (amended Count 3), armed robbery (Count 6), and wearing, carrying, and transporting a handgun on public roads (Count 11). Remaining counts were nol prossed. Following a pre-sentence investigation, the court sentenced Mr. Davis as follows: Count 2: 20 years, all but five years suspended Count 3: 3 years, concurrent with Count 2 Count 6: 20 years, suspend all but 5 years, consecutive to Count 2 Count 11: 3 years, all suspended, concurrent with Count 6.

Mr. Davis did not seek leave to appeal. In 2019, as a self-represented litigant, he filed a motion to correct an illegal sentence in which he appears to have asserted that his sentences for armed robbery should have either merged or have been run concurrently.

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