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Top court: Lack of charge in indictment dooms 1992 conviction

It’s never too late to challenge a conviction for an unindicted crime, Maryland’s top court has held. In a unanimous decision Tuesday, the Court of Appeals vacated Jarmal Johnson’s 1992 conviction for assault-with-intent-to-murder that had gone unchallenged for 16 years. ...

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Upper Marlboro woman guilty in crash that killed U.S. Senate candidate

UPPER MARLBORO — A driver who struck and killed a Green Party candidate for U.S. Senate in 2010 has been convicted of failing to remain at the scene of an accident. Forty-three-year-old Christy Littleford of Upper Marlboro faces up to ...

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Continuing conversation voids first-degree murder conviction

Maryland’s top court has overturned a first-degree murder conviction because a sheriff’s lieutenant kept talking to the suspect after he said he wanted a lawyer. The lieutenant continued to talk to Charles Robert Phillips for five to 10 minutes, telling ...

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Week in review – 2/24/12: Grand Prix deal gets OK

Grand Prix deal gets OK Baltimore’s Board of Estimates voted 3-2 Wednesday to approve a contract with Downforce Racing LLC for the right to run the Baltimore Grand Prix for the next five years. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, City Solicitor George A. ...

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Top court rules DNA preservation law not retroactive

The Court of Appeals has ruled that the state law requiring the preservation of DNA evidence after conviction is not retroactive from when the bill was signed into law on Oct. 1, 2001. Michael D. Washington-Bey had appealed his January ...

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