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Criminal procedure — Right to speedy trial — Hicks rule

A jury sitting in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City convicted the appellant, Dante Henderson, of first-degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a crime of violence, wearing, carrying, or transporting a handgun, and illegal possession of a regulated firearm. Mr. Henderson argues that the trial court: (1) erred in denying his motion to dismiss the charges for violations of the “Hicks rule” and his constitutional right to a speedy trial; (2) abused its discretion by denying a request to remove a juror; (3) erred in allowing a State’s witness to testify that the witness feared that he and his family were “in jeopardy”; and (4) improperly admitted video evidence and testimony in which the lead detective narrated a surveillance video and identified Mr. Henderson in it.

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