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In rare move, Md. appeals court overturns guilty plea (access required)

Roy Lee Tolbert continued to argue that his 1999 Alford plea to an unexplained drug conspiracy was not knowing and voluntary, despite a Prince George’s County judge telling him last year that “probably everyone in the United States of America over the age of 10” knows what a conspiracy is.

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BRENDON PATRICK ORR v. STATE OF MARYLAND (access required)

I. Was the evidence sufficient to sustain appellant’s convictions for CDS possession and conspiracy to possess CDS with intent to distribute? II. Did the trial court err in admitting other crimes evidence? III. Did the trial court err in admitting into evidence a recording of a jail call?

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Idowu Dada Akinbolusere v. State of Maryland (access required)

I. Did the trial court err in refusing to either grant a continuance so that an elderly infirm alibi witness could appear or permit the witness to appear remotely via two-way video conferencing? II. Did the trial court err in permitting the State to elicit an in-court identification of both appellants on re-direct examination when in-court identification was not raised on direct examination and was outside the scope of cross examination? III. Was the evidence sufficient to convict [a]ppellant Idowu of counts 1, 5 and 9 and [a]ppellant Mary of Count 9?

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Bolajoko Mary Akinbolusere v. State of Maryland (access required)

I. Did the trial court err in refusing to either grant a continuance so that an elderly infirm alibi witness could appear or permit the witness to appear remotely via two-way video conferencing? II. Did the trial court err in permitting the State to elicit an in-court identification of both appellants on re-direct examination when in-court identification was not raised on direct examination and was outside the scope of cross examination? III. Was the evidence sufficient to convict [a]ppellant Idowu of counts 1, 5 and 9 and [a]ppellant Mary of Count 9?

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