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Tag Archives: felony murder

Md. high court upholds teen’s murder conviction in Baltimore County officer’s death

The Court of Appeals unanimously rejected Dawnta Harris’ argument through counsel that his conviction for killing officer Amy Caprio on May 21, 2018, should be overturned.

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Maryland high court will hear appeal by Baltimore County officer’s convicted teen killer

Maryland’s top court agreed to hear the appeal of a teen convicted of felony murder and sentenced to life in prison for running into and killing a Baltimore County police officer.

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Lawmakers will consider tenants’ right to counsel, juvenile justice reform

A pandemic-fueled economic freefall and nationwide protests calling for criminal justice reform have spurred Maryland legislators to examine ways to enhance legal representation for low-income residents facing eviction and to protect the rights of imprisoned or criminally charged youngsters this ...

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Md. top court: Lawyers must challenge inconsistent verdicts before jury leaves

Criminal-defense attorneys who hesitate in challenging inconsistent verdicts are lost – and so, of course, are their clients, Maryland’s top court has ruled in affirming the first-degree felony murder conviction of a man the same jury acquitted of the underlying felony of robbery.

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