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Md. high court validates alternate juror at deliberations

Maryland Court of Appeals. (file)

An alternate juror’s silent attendance during jury deliberations does not generally violate a defendant’s constitutional right to a fair trial, Maryland’s top court ruled Wednesday in upholding an attempted-first-degree-murder conviction and life sentence. In its 6-1 decision, the Court of ...

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Jury selection underway in Porter case

William Porter, right, one of six Baltimore city police officers charged in connection to the death of Freddie Gray, walks into a courthouse with his attorney Joseph Murtha for jury selection in his trial on Monday in Baltimore. Porter faces charges of manslaughter, assault, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office. (Rob Carr/Pool Photo via AP)

Protests on the street could be heard inside the fourth-floor Baltimore courtroom where dozens of prospective jurors appeared Monday morning as jury selection began in the case against Officer William Porter, one of six police officers charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray.

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