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KEVIN OSCAR RODRIGUEZ v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal law — Sufficiency of the evidence — Robbery Following a jury trial in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Kevin Oscar Rodriguez, appellant, was convicted of robbery and sentenced to fifteen years’ imprisonment with all but eighteen months suspended ...

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JOHN EDMOND v. YVONNE MCDONALD

Civil litigation — Final judgment rule — Summary judgment John Edmond, appellant, rented a room from Yvonne McDonald, appellee. In 2018, he filed a complaint against Ms. McDonald, in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, raising claims of perjury, harassment, ...

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JACK LEE PHILLIPS, JR. v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Motion to suppress evidence — Need for authentication A jury in the Circuit Court for Washington County convicted Jack Lee Phillips, Jr. of first-degree murder, armed robbery, and several lesser included offenses. The trial court sentenced Phillips ...

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MAURICE P. DORSEY v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal law — Sufficiency of the evidence — Manslaughter by automobile Following a bench trial in the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County, Maurice P. Dorsey, appellant, was convicted of possession of cocaine, negligent manslaughter by automobile, criminally negligent manslaughter ...

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BRIAN ONLEY v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Motion to suppress evidence — Warrantless search of truck A jury sitting in the Circuit Court for Frederick County found Brian Onley, appellant, guilty of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and conspiracy to distribute cocaine. ...

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JACK ANTHONY MARSZALEK v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Illegal sentence — Impermissible considerations Following a one-day jury trial in the Circuit Court for Baltimore County, Jack Anthony Marszalek, appellant, was convicted of theft under $1,000 and sentenced to one year imprisonment for stealing jewelry from ...

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DUGLAS M. CASTILLO v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Voir dire — Compound question On this (belated) direct appeal, appellant Duglas M. Castillo argues that the Circuit Court for Montgomery County abused its discretion when conducting voir dire, and in failing to provide an interpreter, at ...

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KEVIN SPARROW BEY v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal law — Sufficiency of the evidence — Carjacking, armed robbery, assault and use of firearm Kevin Sparrow-Bey was convicted in the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County on fourteen of seventeen criminal counts, including carjacking, armed robbery, first-degree assault, ...

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WILLIAM B. MINTS v. SHERIFF MELVIN C. HIGH

Administrative law — Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights — Termination This appeal springs from an early morning alcohol-fueled telephone call from a male off-duty Deputy Sheriff and Captain in the Office of the Sheriff for Prince George’s County to ...

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ARTHUR ANTONIO WIGGINS v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Illegal sentence — Consecutive sentence A jury sitting in the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County convicted Arthur Antonio Wiggins, the appellant, of a violation of § 3-602(b)(1) of the Criminal Law Article (2012 Repl.), which makes ...

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