Sep 5, 2018

Judicial wordplay: N.C. drug case turns on meanings of ‘keep’

In relationships, exactly what constitutes “a keeper” is different for everyone. Even within a single North Carolina statute, there are two distinct meanings.

Court of Appeals
Dec 28, 2016

Md. appeals court upholds convictions in beer pong sex assault cases

The conviction of a Montgomery County man found guilty of raping at least five men he met at beer pong events has been upheld by the Court of Special Appeals. Joey Poindexter was sentenced to 150 years in prison in April 2015 after representing himself through most of two trials. Evidence showed on at least […]

Aug 19, 2016

Man convicted of slaying another man in Salisbury

SALISBURY — A 22-year-old man has been convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of another man. The Daily Times of Salisbury reports that on Thursday, a Wicomico County jury convicted Delonte Bryant in the death of 21-year-old Dommeir Deshields. Prosecutors say on Aug. 3, 2015, Deshields was found lying in the street suffering […]

Feb 23, 2016

Court of Appeals reinstates murder conviction for Eldersburg tavern shooting

Maryland’s top court Tuesday reinstated a murder conviction after finding a supplemental jury instruction on transferred intent was not an abuse of the trial court’s discretion. Jacob Bircher received a life sentence in 2014 after being convicted of first-degree murder and attempted murder for a shooting outside an Eldersburg tavern. The Court of Special Appeals […]

Sep 23, 2015

Md. appellate court affirms depraved heart murder conviction

The Court of Special Appeals Tuesday affirmed the 2014 second-degree murder conviction of a Carroll County man who shot his girlfriend when he says she tried to stop him from committing suicide. William R. Brueckmann was convicted by a jury of second-degree depraved heart murder, first-degree assault and use of a handgun in the commission […]

Oct 29, 2014

Court says state can also appeal retrial ruling

Saying what’s good for the defense is good for the state, a Maryland appeals court has ruled prosecutors can appeal a judge’s decision that a convict should be granted a retrial based on newly discovered evidence and a reasonable showing of “actual innocence.”

Jun 10, 2014

Woman weighs lawsuit over Md. doc’s licensing

A woman who says she was molested by a doctor at a western Maryland walk-in clinic in April was astonished when she learned after contacting police that the man had served prison time for a 1987 Florida rape conviction, her lawyer said Tuesday.

Apr 8, 2014

Man challenges conviction based on sweat police swabbed from his chair

The rape investigation was going into its third year when the victim suggested that the perpetrator might have been someone she knew.

Nov 11, 2013

Judge’s instruction to holdout juror is criticized

A judge’s instruction to a holdout juror that he listen to his fellow jurors and consider the evidence very carefully denied the defendant a fair trial, a Maryland appeals court has said in overturning an armed robbery conviction and 40-year prison sentence.

Sep 24, 2013

Man convicted of murdering 15-year-old to get new trial

A man convicted of murdering a 15-year-old Woodlawn girl outside a Baltimore middle school in 2004 is entitled to a new trial, Maryland’s top court ruled Tuesday.

Sep 5, 2013

Judge denies request to revoke Del. Dwyer’s bond

ANNAPOLIS — A judge has denied a request to revoke the bond of a Maryland lawmaker who was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence last month while awaiting sentencing on a drunken boating conviction. The Capital reports that Judge Emory Plitt denied a prosecutor’s request to revoke bail for Del. Don Dwyer on […]

Jun 17, 2013

Appeals court expands ex-U.Va. lax star’s appeal

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia’s Court of Appeals will take a broader look at an appeal by a former University of Virginia lacrosse player convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend. The court ruled late Friday that three additional issues can be argued during the appeal of George W. Huguely V. The Chevy Chase, man is asking that […]

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