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TIERRA NICOLE LUCAS v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Jury instruction — Defense of others Tierra Nicole Lucas, appellant, was convicted in the Circuit Court for Frederick County of second-degree murder for the death of Brian Graves. She presents three questions for our review: “1. Did ...

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND v. PETER GANG

Worker’s compensation — Retroactive modification — Public safety officer In 2012, the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission awarded Peter Gang, appellee, compensation for an injury he sustained while employed with appellant, Montgomery County. The rate of compensation, however, was incorrectly calculated, ...

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LENNY EPPS v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Rape shield law — Prior sexual conduct On the afternoon of October 10, 2015, Baltimore City police responded to a report of “a naked woman running across rooftops” on Baker Street. The police found A.H.1 injured, “distraught,” ...

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TYRONE SAVAGE v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Cross-examination by defense — Prior testimony A jury, in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, convicted Tyrone Savage, appellant, of attempted armed robbery, attempted robbery, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, theft, use of firearm in the commission of ...

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HASSAN EMMANUEL JONES v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal law — Sufficiency of the evidence — Conspiracy to commit armed carjacking A longstanding rule of law prohibits conviction of a criminal defendant based on accomplice testimony—no matter how overwhelming that testimony may be—in the absence of independent corroboration ...

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DAQUAN PARKS v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal law — Sufficiency of the evidence — First-degree assault This case arises from an altercation involving a high school student and a school administrator. After his petition to transfer the case to juvenile court was denied, appellant Daquan Parks ...

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