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MARCUS WILLIAM TUNSTALL v. STATE OF MARYLAND (access required)

Convicted of three counts of first-degree murder and three counts of use of a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence, Marcus William Tunstall appeals the denial by the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County of his petition for writ of actual innocence without a hearing.

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RICARDO VALDEZ VELA v. STATE OF MARYLAND

An online news article, published more than a decade after appellant's trial, was not admissible or even capable of being admitted at appellant's original trial, and therefore was not newly discovered evidence under the statute governing petitions for writ of actual innocence.

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IN RE: TARIQ S.

Tariq contends that there was no evidence from which a rational fact-finder could conclude that he committed a breaking and entering, a required element of both third and fourth-degree burglary, and, further, that there was not sufficient evidence to support the court’s finding that he committed theft.

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