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RONALD BRIAN COMER, JR. v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Illegal sentence — Restitution A jury in the Circuit Court for Harford County convicted appellant, Ronald Brian Comer, Jr., of two counts of second-degree assault, but acquitted him of more serious murder, conspiracy, and handgun charges. After ...

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THEODORE EMANUEL LOGAN v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Jury selection — Batson challenge At the conclusion of his three-day trial, a jury in the Circuit Court for Calvert County found appellant, Theodore Logan, guilty of robbery, theft, and reckless endangerment. The court sentenced appellant to ...

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DEREK BLACK v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal law — Sufficiency of evidence — First-degree murder Appellant, Derek Black, was indicted in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City and charged with first-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a crime of violence. After ...

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STATE OF MARYLAND v. THOMAS TAYLOR

Criminal procedure — Ineffective assistance of counsel — Burden of proof In 2008, Thomas Taylor, appellee, was convicted by a jury sitting in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City of crimes related to a shooting outside a convenience store. Nine ...

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SHAWN MALLEY v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal law — Sufficiency of the evidence — Conspiracy to commit home invasion Appellant Shawn Malley was convicted by a jury in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City of home invasion, conspiracy to commit home invasion, second-degree assault, and carrying ...

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WARREN MATTHEW GIDDINGS v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Illegal sentence — Probation On December 18, 2015, Warren Matthew Giddings, appellant, pled guilty to one count of third-degree sexual offense in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County. The court sentenced appellant to ten years of imprisonment, ...

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