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Md. high court: Post-Miranda statements can be used to impeach

Defendants’ voluntary statements to police after invoking their right to remain silent can be used to impeach their contrasting testimony at trial, Maryland’s top court unanimously ruled Monday in upholding the first-degree murder conviction and life sentence of a man who chose to take the stand in his own defense.

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Md. high court weighs state’s questioning of defendant’s silence

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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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Md. appeals court halts criminal trial to address internal affairs records spat

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The Court of Special Appeals on Thursday temporarily stayed a Baltimore criminal trial so it can rule on a police officer’s motion to prohibit the defendant from questioning the officer about his internal affairs records. A Baltimore city judge ruled ...

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Drive to impeach Howard County sheriff collides with legal questions

The growing political support for the removal of James F. Fitzgerald has set the table for the impeachment of the embattled sheriff — a first in Maryland political history. But some lawmakers, even those who are offended by Fitzgerald’s alleged ...

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Kittleman looks for other avenues to remove sheriff

Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman is looking for other avenues to remove his county’s embattled elected sheriff and has called on the county attorney to look for other options. Kittleman, in an interview Monday, continued to call for Sheriff ...

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