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Juvenile law — Assault — Perfect self-defense

The Circuit Court for Prince George’s County, sitting as a juvenile court, found O.M. involved in delinquent acts that could constitute the crime of second-degree assault if they had been committed by an adult. O.M. noted a timely appeal to ask us to consider whether the juvenile court erred by (1) denying her motion to sequester witnesses during opening statements; and (2) treating perfect self-defense as an element of the crime of mutual affray.

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