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Criminal Law

JASON PATTON BAKER v. STATE OF MARYLAND (access required)

Criminal procedure — Motion to introduce evidence — Suicide A jury, in the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County, convicted Jason Baker, appellant, of involuntary manslaughter, distribution of fentanyl, possession of fentanyl with intent to distribute, possession of fentanyl, and ...

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JAMES TROY DURHAM v. STATE OF MARYLAND (access required)

Criminal procedure — Hearsay — Excited-utterance exception After a jury trial in the Circuit Court for Worcester County, James Troy Durham was convicted of second-degree assault and sentenced to seven years in prison. He raises a single question on appeal: ...

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DEANGELO HEMSLEY v. STATE OF MARYLAND (access required)

Criminal law — Self-incrimination — Psychiatric results On the evening of April 23, 2016, Deangelo Hemsley (“Appellant”) “busted in” to the home of Jaqueline and John Yates, where his estranged wife and his daughter were temporarily living, and stabbed John ...

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RYAN KELLY HAZEL v. STATE OF MARYLAND (access required)

Criminal procedure — Motion to suppress evidence — Body-worn camera footage We are called upon to determine whether the Circuit Court for Baltimore City improperly admitted an officer’s body-worn camera footage and if there was any error, whether the error ...

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JESUS SAMUEL TORRES-GOMEZ v. STATE OF MARYLAND (access required)

Criminal procedure — Cross-examination by state — Improper burden shifting Convicted by the Circuit Court for Wicomico County of first degree assault, conspiracy to commit first degree assault, second degree assault, two counts of conspiracy to commit second-degree assault, and ...

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HAKIM KNIGHT v. STATE OF MARYLAND (access required)

Criminal procedure — Motion to suppress testimony — Lay opinion Following a jury trial in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, Hakim Knight, appellant, was convicted of four firearm-related offenses: possession of a regulated firearm after a disqualifying conviction (underage ...

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OLIVIA C. GRINNELL v. STATE OF MARYLAND (access required)

Criminal procedure — Motion to suppress evidence — Traffic stop By way of a criminal information, the State charged appellant, Olivia C. Grinnell, with various narcotics-related offenses. The Circuit Court for Dorchester County denied her motion to suppress the narcotics ...

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LEO DONNELL SHAW v. STATE OF MARYLAND (access required)

Criminal procedure — Discharge of counsel — Meritorious reasons Appellant Leo Shaw was convicted by a jury of two counts of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, one count of possession of a rifle/shotgun by a prohibited person, ...

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MARQUISE GREENE v. STATE OF MARYLAND (access required)

Criminal law — Sufficiency of evidence — Gun possession After a motions hearing and a two-day bench trial, the Circuit Court for Baltimore City convicted Marquise Greene, appellant, of one count of unlawful possession of a firearm following a felony ...

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