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RICKY KNIGHT v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Flawed indictment — ‘Short-form’ language

Following a jury trial more than 20 years ago, Ricky Knight was convicted of several offenses arising from the robbery and death of an individual in Baltimore, Maryland, including the offense of second-degree murder. Mr. Knight now contends that the relevant indictment, which relied upon the statutory “short-form” language that was then in effect, did not charge him with second-degree murder.

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