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Tag Archives: criminal procedure

BRYANT McARTHUR v. STATE OF MARYLAND

The court did not abuse its discretion in finding that appellant had failed to act with due diligence to discover the alleged newly discovered evidence within one year after the imposition of his sentence. Second, the court did not abuse its discretion in ruling that McArthur failed to demonstrate, as required by statute, that the alleged newly-discovered evidence created a “substantial or significant possibility that the result [of the trial] may have been different.”

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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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