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ANTONIO DAVONTE BURNS v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Accomplice testimony — Corroboration The appellant, Antonio Davonte Burns, was convicted in the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County by a jury, presided over by Judge Nicholas E. Rattal and Judge Peter K. Killough, of the felony ...

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JOSEPH EDWARD GILMORE v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Administrative law — Extension of committed person’s term — Circuit court jurisdiction In this case we consider whether the Circuit Court for Baltimore County retained jurisdiction to extend a committed individual’s conditional release term when the Maryland Department of Health’s ...

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STATE OF MARYLAND v. ROBERT F. LOWE

Criminal procedure — Motion to suppress evidence — traffic stop Robert Frederick Lowe was charged with multiple felony drug crimes in the Circuit Court for Wicomico County. He moved to suppress evidence of controlled dangerous substances found on his person ...

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STATE OF MARYLAND v TYRONE NUTTER

Criminal procedure — Ineffective assistance of counsel — Failure to object to jury instructions On a petition for post-conviction relief, the Circuit Court for Baltimore City found that Tyrone Nutter received ineffective assistance of counsel and granted him a new ...

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HARRY HAIRSTON v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Double jeopardy — Defense objection to state’s mistrial motion The State of Maryland, appellee, brought seven drug-related charges against Harry Hairston, appellant, in the Circuit Court for Howard County. Hairston’s trial began on March 6, 2018. During ...

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GEORGE MERKEL v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal law — Sufficiency of the evidence — Assault and misconduct in office While on patrol in Prince George’s County, Officer George Merkel attempted to rouse an elderly, homeless woman, Ruth Woldeab, who was sleeping at the entrance of a ...

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CEPHAS TRAVIS HUTCHINS v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal law — Sufficiency of the evidence — Cocaine possession A jury in the Circuit Court for Calvert County convicted Cephas Hutchins, appellant, of possession of cocaine and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. The jury sentenced Hutchins to ...

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BEYAN PAIWALA SHERMAN v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal law — Sufficiency of the evidence — Transporting a handgun in a vehicle Appellant, Beyan Paiwala Sherman, was indicted in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland, and charged with armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, use of ...

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MARGARET FLEISHELL v. MARK RITCHIE HOWARD

Torts — Motor torts — Contributory negligence On Memorial Day in 2015, Margaret Fleishell, the appellant, and Mark Howard, the appellee, were involved in a T-bone collision in an intersection near Denton, Maryland. Fleishell brought a negligence action against Howard ...

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