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NEAL LAWRENCE, IV v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Jury instruction — Mens rea Neal Lawrence, IV, the appellant herein, was convicted by a jury in the Circuit Court for Harford County of wearing, carrying, or transporting a handgun; possession of cocaine; driving a vehicle while ...

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DEMETRIES L. STURGIS v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Illegal sentence — Hearkening of verdict Demetries L. Sturgis, appellant, filed a motion to correct an illegal sentence in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City in which he asserted that his sentences to life imprisonment for first-degree ...

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RALPH STEELE v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Illegal sentence — Felony murder In 2019, Ralph Steele filed a motion to correct an illegal sentence in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City in which he challenged his life sentence for felony murder. He appeals the ...

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RUBEN ORTIZ, v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Voir dire — Compound question Ruben Ortiz (hereafter “Appellant”) was charged with first-degree murder, second-degree murder, and robbery with a deadly weapon. Appellant was acquitted on all charges except the second-degree murder by a jury for the ...

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TERRY FULTON v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal law — Sufficiency of evidence — Attempted first-degree murder Following trial in the Circuit Court for Washington County, a jury found Terry Levern Fulton, appellant, guilty of (1) attempted first-degree murder, (2) attempted second-degree murder, (3) first-degree assault, (4) ...

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JONATHAN MANCIA-GARCIA v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Question from jury — Definition of terms Convicted by a jury in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County of sexual abuse of a minor and second degree sexual offense, Jonathan Mancia-Garcia (“Mr. Mancia”), appellant, presents for our ...

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