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HAYES SAMPLE v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Closing argument by state — Defendant’s parole and probation status

We consider the case of appellant Hayes Sample on remand from the Court of Appeals reversing this Court’s decision on May 11, 2020. State v. Sample, 468 Md. 560 (2020). The Court of Appeals held that “the circuit court did not abuse its discretion in admitting the Facebook-related evidence, as there was sufficient circumstantial evidence under Maryland Rule 5-901(b)(4) for a reasonable juror to find that the SoLo Haze Facebook profile belonged to Sample, that the claude.mayo.5 Facebook profile belonged to Mayo, and that Sample used the SoLo Haze profile to unfriend the claude.mayo.5 profile.” Id. at 567. The Court of Appeals remanded the case to this Court to consider the remaining issues, set forth as follows …

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