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DAVID SERRANO v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Illegal sentence — Plea agreement In 2010, David Serrano pleaded guilty to second-degree rape and to commission of a sexual offense in the first degree. The Circuit Court for Wicomico County sentenced him to forty-five years’ incarceration, ...

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TARRONE BARFIELD v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Illegal sentence — Legality of indictment Tarrone Barfield, appellant, was convicted of conspiracy to commit murder in 1998. The Circuit Court for Baltimore City imposed a life sentence, and Barfield is incarcerated at North Branch Correctional Facility ...

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MICHAEL FOX v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Illegal sentence — Merger of rape and sexual abuse A jury sitting in the Circuit Court for Baltimore County found Michael Fox, appellant, guilty of second-degree rape, attempted second-degree sexual offense, second-degree sexual offense, four counts of ...

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DARNELL WORRELL v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Jury selection — Batson Minutes after 6 p.m. on January 2, 2017, at a bus stop on East Patapsco Avenue in Baltimore, Jamal Washington was fatally shot. Surveillance camera video showed the shooter flee into a waiting ...

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DONTE DAWSON MCKINNON v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Motion to suppress evidence — DNA Appellant Donte Dawson McKinnon was convicted by a jury in the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County of armed robbery and related firearm charges. He presents the following three questions for ...

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EDWARD FELTON v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Waiver of jury trial — Knowing and voluntary On October 4, 2017, Edward Wayne Felton, appellant, was driving his 2012 Lexus SUV northbound on Route 202 in Largo, Maryland, when he ran into the back of a ...

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