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Criminal procedure — Illegal sentence — Plea agreement

On September 20, 2000, Steven Parker appeared with counsel in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City and, pursuant to a plea agreement with the State, pled guilty to second-degree murder, use of a handgun in the commission of a felony or crime of violence, and conspiracy to commit murder. On February 15, 2001, the court sentenced him to a total term of 40 years’ imprisonment, all but 18 years suspended, to be followed by a five-year term of supervised probation. In 2018, Mr. Parker filed a motion to correct an illegal sentence in which he asserted that his sentence violated the sentencing terms of the plea agreement because the court had agreed to run all his sentences concurrently and, instead, a 10-year term, all suspended, for conspiracy was run consecutively to the murder sentence.


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