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DELAJHI JOYNER v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Jury instruction — Hot-blooded response Appellant Delajhi Joyner was convicted by a jury in the Circuit Court for Frederick County of voluntary manslaughter. Appellant presents four questions for our review: “1. Did the trial court err in ...

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ELMER CAMPOS-MARTINEZ v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Motion to suppress evidence — Improper promise or inducement A jury, sitting in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, convicted Elmer Campos Martinez, appellant, of first-degree murder. The court sentenced him to life imprisonment without the possibility ...

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RONALD UTLEY v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Motion to suppress testimony — Neighborhood of arrest Convicted by a jury in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City of unlawful possession of a regulated firearm, wearing, carrying, and transporting a handgun, and unlawful possession of ammunition, ...

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BRIAN WATERS v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Sex offender registry — Probation before judgment In 2000, Brian Waters, appellant, pleaded guilty to one count of third-degree sex offense in the Circuit Court for Wicomico County. In exchange, the State dismissed his remaining charges and ...

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JOHN WILLIAMS v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Motion to suppress evidence — Marijuana odor A jury sitting in the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County convicted John Robert Williams, III, appellant, of three counts of illegal possession of a firearm and related offenses. 1 ...

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CURTIS LEONARD HAMM v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Illegal sentence — Plea agreement In 2012, appellant, Curtis Leonard Hamm, pleaded guilty, pursuant to a binding plea agreement, to separate charges of robbery and robbery with a dangerous weapon. The Circuit Court for Baltimore County thereafter ...

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DONTE LYNCH v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal law — Sufficiency of the evidence — Assault and reckless endangerment Donte Lynch, appellant, was convicted by a jury in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City of second degree assault and reckless endangerment. The court sentenced Mr. Lynch to ...

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