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PATRICK ORRIE VETRA v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Motion to suppress testimony — Other crime

A young man approached the cashier at the Corner Market in Delmar, Maryland, on December 14, 2017. He pulled up his shirt, displayed the butt of a gun, and demanded that the cashier give him the money. Appellant, Mr. Patrick Orrie Vetra, was arrested following an investigation into the incident and charged with one count each of armed robbery, robbery, assault in the second degree, and theft. At the conclusion of his trial before a jury in the Circuit Court for Wicomico County in January 2020, Mr. Vetra was convicted of armed robbery and robbery. He was later sentenced to incarceration for a period of twenty years, all but fifteen suspended. Mr. Vetra noted a timely appeal.

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