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MAUSEAN CARTER v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal law — Sufficiency of evidence — Attempted murder

In December of 2017, eight people were shot, two fatally, during multiple shooting incidents that occurred in Baltimore over a two-day period. Mausean Carter, appellant, was ultimately arrested and charged, in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, as the shooter. Following a jury trial, Mr. Carter was convicted of two counts of attempted first-degree murder, one count of attempted second-degree murder, reckless endangerment, and related handgun offenses. The jury failed to return a verdict as to several additional charges, and the court granted a mistrial as to those counts. A second jury trial was subsequently held, and, following that trial, Mr. Carter was convicted of one count of first-degree murder, one count of second-degree murder, three counts of attempted second-degree murder, and related handgun offenses.

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