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Md. high court weighs if spousal privilege applies to ‘sham’ marriages (access required)

An accused killer’s jailhouse wedding created a “sham marriage” designed to prevent his newlywed wife from testifying against him at his upcoming murder trial, an attorney for Maryland said Monday in urging the state’s top court to reinstate obstruction of justice and witness tampering convictions against the groom. Assistant Maryland Attorney General Brenda Gruss told the ...

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