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Md. high court reinstates manslaughter conviction for heroin distribution (access required)

Selling heroin to someone who later overdoses can rise to the level of manslaughter under certain circumstances, the state’s high court ruled Monday in a case watched by prosecutors around Maryland. The Court of Appeals, in a 4-3 decision, reinstated the ...

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Mom isn’t dropping guilty plea in death of Md. boy found in bag (access required)

COLUMBUS, Ohio  — The mother of a 1-year-old Maryland boy found dead inside a backpack in a central Ohio creek is no longer trying to withdraw her guilty plea. Dainesha Stevens pleaded guilty in March to involuntary manslaughter and evidence-tampering ...

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GENESIS COLLINS v. STATE OF MARYLAND (access required)

Did the trial court err in not merging appellant’s conviction for first-degree assault into his conviction for involuntary manslaughter or, alternatively, did the trial court err in not merging his conviction for involuntary manslaughter into his first-degree assault conviction?

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