Marrying to invoke spousal privilege can be illegal, high court says

Court of Appeals reinstates obstruction, tampering convictions

Marrying the prosecution’s star witness to prevent him or her from testifying against you can constitute witness tampering or obstruction of justice, Maryland’s top court unanimously ruled Monday in what prosecutors called an accused murderer’s effort to invoke spousal privilege at his upcoming murder trial. In its 7-0 decision, the Court of Appeals reinstated Darrayl Wilson’s ...

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