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STEPHAN LEROY LUNNINGHAM v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Motion to suppress evidence — Statements to police

Stephan Lunningham was convicted of voluntary manslaughter by hot-blooded response to provocation and of second-degree arson, and he was sentenced to twenty-five years’ imprisonment—the statutory maximum for manslaughter, ten years, plus the statutory maximum for second-degree arson, fifteen years, to be served consecutively. On appeal, he contends that the trial court erred in admitting statements he made during a police interrogation, wrongly excluded expert testimony on his state of mind, and violated his due process rights in sentencing him.

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