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High court reverses murder convictions, cites newly found evidence

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Maryland’s top court on Monday unanimously overturned the murder convictions of two men, citing recently discovered evidence pointing to a different suspect and the recent disclosure of a deal investigators made with a major state witness before trial. The Court ...

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Judge acted as prosecutor at murder trial, Md. high court says

Maryland Court of Appeals Judge Clayton Greene, Jr. in 2007. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz.)

A unanimous Maryland high court Thursday refused to reinstate a first-degree murder conviction in Baltimore, saying the judge violated the defendant’s due-process rights by reopening the trial – on his own motion – so the state could present damaging palm-print ...

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Judge’s reopening of murder trial draws Md. high court’s attention

The Court of  Appeals building.
(Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

A defense attorney urged Maryland’s top court Wednesday not to reinstate a first-degree murder conviction, saying the judge violated the defendant’s due-process rights by reopening the trial – on the jurist’s own motion -- so the state could present damaging palm-print evidence.

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Md. court gives convicted killer chance to prove innocence in ’87 murder

The Court of Appeals builiding in Annapolis. MF-D 9/20/04.

A man convicted in the 1987 murder of a woman in her Easton kitchen will get another chance to prove his innocence. Maryland’s second-highest court said Wednesday that a trial judge must determine whether “newly discovered” evidence pointing to another ...

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