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Attempted killer appeals plea deal, cites ‘misadvice’ on Maryland governor’s role (access required)

A man who pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree murder in the beating and fiery mutilation of an Eastern Shore housemate has urged a federal appeals court to rescind his plea and 40-year prison sentence.

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Justices decline Md. homebuyers’, Baltimore killer’s appeals (access required)

The U.S. Supreme Court this week declined a request from counsel for more than 1,000 homebuyers that it revive their class-action lawsuit alleging they were harmed by an undisclosed kickback scheme between their Clarksville-based real estate agency and a Columbia ...

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Baltimore killer urges justices to hear ineffective-assistance claim (access required)

A convicted murderer has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review and overturn his conviction because his attorney failed to request a jury instruction on the defense of alibi after four people testified at trial that he was most likely ...

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Justices show interest in hearing Germantown murderer’s appeal (access required)

The U.S. Supreme Court has shown interest in hearing the appeal of a woman sentenced to life in prison for the first-degree murder of her husband’s ex-wife in Germantown seven years ago. The justices have asked the Maryland Attorney General’s ...

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Westminster robber makes final plea for Supreme Court review (access required)

In a final plea for the Supreme Court to hear his appeal, a convicted Westminster armed robber told the justices Monday that his trial attorney’s failure to exclude from the jury a juror who had acknowledged potential bias against accused ...

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Maryland urges justices to reject ineffective-assistance appeal (access required)

The Maryland Attorney General’s Office on Monday urged the U.S. Supreme Court not to hear a convicted armed robber’s argument that his conviction should be overturned because his defense attorney failed to exclude from the jury a juror who acknowledged ...

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Md. high court reinstates Baltimore murder conviction (access required)

A divided Maryland high court last week reinstated a man’s first-degree felony murder conviction, saying his attorney’s failure to request a jury instruction on the defense of alibi did not affect the jurors’ guilty verdict — even though four people ...

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Md. high court hears state’s appeal in ‘Serial’ star Syed’s case (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — Attorneys for Maryland and for podcast star Adnan Syed battled Thursday before the state’s top court as it considers whether he was denied effective assistance of counsel when his trial attorney chose not to telephone an alibi witness ...

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