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Md. high court upholds conviction of graduating teens’ killer (access required)

A unanimous Maryland high court has upheld a man’s first-degree murder conviction in the killing of two Montgomery County teenagers on the eve of their high school graduation, saying the prosecution’s failure to disclose the investigators’ interview with a witness’s ...

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Killer of graduating teens appeals conviction in Md. high court (access required)

The attorney for a convicted killer of two Montgomery County teenagers on the eve of their high school graduation urged Maryland’s top court Thursday to overturn the first-degree murder conviction, saying the state’s failure to disclose the investigators’ interview with ...

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Frosh urges justices to decline Germantown murderer’s appeal (access required)

Maryland’s attorney general has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to let stand the first-degree murder conviction and life sentence of a woman who killed her husband’s ex-wife in Germantown seven years ago. In papers filed Friday with the justices, Brian ...

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Senate bill would increase time before lifers are eligible for parole (access required)

ANNAPOLIS – Maryland’s chief local prosecutors pressed a Senate committee Tuesday to correct what they called a quirk in the state’s sentencing law that enables life-sentenced first-degree murderers or rapists to become eligible for parole after spending less time in ...

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Judge acted as prosecutor at murder trial, Md. high court says (access required)

A unanimous Maryland high court Thursday refused to reinstate a first-degree murder conviction in Baltimore, saying the judge violated the defendant’s due-process rights by reopening the trial – on his own motion – so the state could present damaging palm-print ...

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Judge’s reopening of murder trial draws Md. high court’s attention (access required)

A defense attorney urged Maryland’s top court Wednesday not to reinstate a first-degree murder conviction, saying the judge violated the defendant’s due-process rights by reopening the trial – on the jurist’s own motion -- so the state could present damaging palm-print evidence.

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Md. high court weighs state’s questioning of defendant’s silence (access required)

Court of Appeals

Prosecutors violated the constitutional rights of a subsequently convicted first-degree murderer by questioning him at trial about what he did not tell police after invoking his right to remain silent, a defense attorney told Maryland’s top court Tuesday.

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Failure to disclose pretrial ID yields murder conviction reversal (access required)

Court of Appeals

Maryland prosecutors need not tell defense attorneys when a state’s witness has identified a co-defendant before trial – unless that identification would assuredly incriminate the defendant, a divided Maryland high court has ruled in reversing a first-degree murder conviction. In ...

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