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Post-conviction DNA law applies to violent crimes, not conspiracy, Md. court says

The Court of  Appeals building.
(Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

People convicted of conspiracy to commit a violent crime have neither a statutory nor constitutional right to conduct a potentially exonerating DNA test on evidence in the state’s possession, Maryland’s top court unanimously ruled Tuesday.

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Md. high court weighs DNA admissibility in double homicide

A criminal defense attorney urged Maryland’s top court Thursday to overturn a double first-degree murder conviction because it was based on an unreliable DNA test, while an attorney for the state pressed the judges to defer to a trial court’s acceptance of the genetic evidence linking the killer to the slayings.

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