Criminal procedure — Jury selection — Batson challenge
In two consolidated cases, a jury sitting in the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County convicted Calum Thomas, appellant, of second-degree murder and related firearms offenses and acquitted him of first-degree murder. The court sentenced him to an aggregate term of 55 years, followed by five years supervised probation. Mr. Thomas appeals, presenting one question, which we have rephrased: 1. Did the trial court err by denying Mr. Thomas’s Batson challenge?