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CALUM THOMAS v. STATE OF MARYLAND

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?

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