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COLIN WATERS v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal law — Sufficiency of evidence — Second-degree murder

On March 27, 2017, Colin Waters, appellant, shot and killed Ernest Edward Solomon following an altercation outside a carryout store on Reisterstown Road. During a recorded police interview, appellant admitted that he shot and killed Mr. Solomon, but he claimed that he fired the gun only trying “to scare” the victim, and he did not intend to shoot the victim. On March 15, 2019, a jury in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City convicted appellant of second-degree murder, felony murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon, and related firearm offenses. The court sentenced him to 65 years’ imprisonment.

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