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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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DERRICK WESLEY v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Voir dire — Defendant’s age, gender and appearance In 2016, a jury in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City convicted Derrick Wesley of possession of heroin and the trial court sentenced him to four years in prison. ...

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TREVON MARQUISE MONTGOMERY v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Illegal sentence — Plea agreement In 2012, pursuant to a 31-count indictment filed in the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County, Trevon Marquise Montgomery, appellant, was charged with first-degree murder, attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, use ...

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CLIFFORD BUTLER v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Motion to dismiss — Prosecutorial immunity Following the reversal of his convictions on appeal, Clifford Butler, appellant, was re-tried and convicted by a jury sitting in the Circuit Court for Baltimore County of first-degree murder, conspiracy to ...

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