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Tag Archives: criminal procedure

ROBERT LEROY SEDGWICK v. STATE OF MARYLAND

1. Does appellant’s commitment order correctly reflect the sentence imposed by the trial court? 2. Was the evidence sufficient to support appellant’s conviction for second degree assault? 3. Did the trial court abuse its discretion in declining to ask appellant’s requested voir dire questions?

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MICHAEL IVAN WILLIAMS v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Twenty-three years after he was convicted of murder, and after other attempts at post-conviction relief had failed, Mr. Williams filed a Petition for Actual Innocence. The circuit court dismissed the petition, without a hearing, on the grounds that it failed to satisfy several procedural requirements. On appeal, Mr. Williams contends that the circuit court erred in dismissing his petition without a hearing.

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