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CLEVELAND HUGHES v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Interstate Agreement on Detainers Act — Appealable issue

In 1980, while incarcerated in Illinois, Cleveland Hughes, appellant, was brought to Maryland pursuant to the Interstate Agreement on Detainers Act to face charges in Montgomery County. Those charges were dismissed with prejudice on April 28, 1981 because Mr. Hughes was not brought to trial in a timely manner under the provisions of the Act. Then on May 14, 1981, while still in Maryland’s custody, Mr. Hughes was charged with crimes based on different offenses, including first-degree rape, robbery, and daytime
housebreaking. Following a trial held in November 1981 in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, he was convicted of those crimes and sentenced to life imprisonment for first-degree rape and consecutive terms totaling 20 years for the other convictions.

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