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RICHARD O’BRIEN PRESTON v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Illegal sentence — Plea agreement

In 1982, appellant Richard O’Brien Preston appeared in the Circuit Court for Baltimore County and pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit robbery. The court sentenced him to life imprisonment, plus 10 years. In 2018, he filed a Rule 4-345(a) motion to correct an illegal sentence, pointing out that, in pronouncing sentence on the conspiracy count, the court sentenced him to 10 years for “the conspiracy to commit murder.” The circuit court denied relief.

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