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Court says state can also appeal retrial ruling (access required)

Saying what’s good for the defense is good for the state, a Maryland appeals court has ruled prosecutors can appeal a judge’s decision that a convict should be granted a retrial based on newly discovered evidence and a reasonable showing of “actual innocence.”

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Different decade, same sentence for double-murder convict (access required)

Jaron Tyree Grade, who became a symbol of justice delayed when Maryland’s top court overturned his double-murder conviction and life sentence five-and-a-half years after hearing arguments, was resentenced to life in prison Wednesday after being convicted again of the September 2003 slayings at his retrial in Baltimore County Circuit Court.

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State can retry suspect on P.G. murder charge (access required)

Though the decision came two days later, a trial judge validly declared a mistrial in a Prince George’s County murder case because defense counsel had said, in opening statements, that the accused offered to take a polygraph, or lie detector test, Maryland’s top court unanimously held.

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