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Tag Archives: murder conviction

Baltimore murder conviction reversed due to prosecutor’s error (access required)

The prosecution’s challenge to an accused murderer's testimony came too late, a Maryland appeals court has held, overturning the man’s conviction and life sentence.

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Top 5: ‘I don’t think I can choose from among my children’ (access required)

The Court of Appeals dominates the most-read legal affairs stories of the week — and only one story is related to an opinion. Gov. Martin O’Malley appointed a new judge to Maryland’s top court, which also took the rare step ...

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Court of Appeals withdraws decision, letting murder conviction fall (access required)

Maryland’s highest court has withdrawn a decision it took nearly three years to issue — which, in turn, erased the murder conviction the Oct. 25 decision had revived. Monday’s one-sentence order offered little explanation for the court’s rare step, saying ...

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Week in review: 11/18/11 (access required)

Caesars proposes ‘dramatic’ casino The development group led by Caesars Entertainment Corp. touted its proposed 260,000-square-foot casino on Russell Street as a “dramatic new gateway to downtown” Baltimore on Monday. Harrah’s Baltimore would include 3,750 slot machines, a steakhouse, a 400-seat ...

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Court of Special Appeals overturns murder conviction (access required)

A man convicted of murder is entitled to a new trial because his first jury heard, three times, that he was on parole at the time of the killing, the Court of Special Appeals held Monday. The court said the ...

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Murder conviction overturned due to ‘Miranda’ violations (access required)

A murder suspect’s request that he not talk to police anymore until he spoke with a lawyer was an unambiguous invocation of his right to counsel, the state’s top court ruled Tuesday. The Court of Appeals granted Warren Lee Ballard ...

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