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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 ...

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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 ...

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Military’s highest court reverses suicide attempt conviction

WASHINGTON — The U.S. military’s highest court has reversed a discharged Marine’s criminal conviction for slitting his wrists in a case that raised questions about whether suicidal service members should be prosecuted. The Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces ...

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Editorial: Repeal protects wrongly convicted

Maryland legislators took an important step forward this week in ensuring that no innocent people will be put to death at the hands of the state. With Wednesday’s approval of a death penalty repeal by the Senate, Maryland is poised to become the 18th state to ban the practice. The District of Columbia also does not allow executions.

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Former U.Va. lax player appealing murder conviction

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Attorneys for a former University of Virginia lacrosse player are appealing his second-degree murder conviction in the beating death of his ex-girlfriend. George W. Huguely V’s attorneys filed the notice of appeal Tuesday in Charlottesville Circuit Court, ...

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Top court overturns 2006 conviction for felony murder

Even though he did not try to stop the crime when he was out of immediate danger, a murder suspect was entitled to have a jury consider whether he was acting under duress, the Court of Appeals has held.

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