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Author Archives: Heather Cobun

Heather Cobun is the trial courts reporter at The Daily Record. Got news? Call her at (443) 524-8191. Follow her on Twitter: @hcobun.

Court of Appeals reinstates murder conviction for Eldersburg tavern shooting

Maryland’s top court Tuesday reinstated a murder conviction after finding a supplemental jury instruction on transferred intent was not an abuse of the trial court’s discretion. Jacob Bircher received a life sentence in 2014 after being convicted of first-degree murder ...

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State seeks Md. high court review of Freddie Gray appeals issue

The state attorney general’s office has asked the Court of Appeals to take on the appeals pending for five of the six Freddie Gray cases and resolve the issue of the state’s immunity statute as it applies to Officer William ...

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State urges appellate court to uphold order on Porter testimony

The Maryland Office of the Attorney General has encouraged an appellate court to uphold Baltimore City Circuit Judge Barry Williams’ order that Officer William Porter testify against other officers on trial for their role in connection with the death of ...

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Md. legislation would clarify new grounds for divorce

Four months after Maryland’s law permitting divorce by mutual consent went into effect, pending legislation in the General Assembly session seeks to clarify the process, which in practice varies depending on the jurisdiction. The law, passed in 2015, permits a ...

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