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Md. high court: Post-Miranda statements can be used to impeach

Defendants’ voluntary statements to police after invoking their right to remain silent can be used to impeach their contrasting testimony at trial, Maryland’s top court unanimously ruled Monday in upholding the first-degree murder conviction and life sentence of a man who chose to take the stand in his own defense.

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Md. high court weighs state’s questioning of defendant’s silence

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Prosecutors violated the constitutional rights of a subsequently convicted first-degree murderer by questioning him at trial about what he did not tell police after invoking his right to remain silent, a defense attorney told Maryland’s top court Tuesday.

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State’s questioning of defendant’s silence spurs Court of Appeals review

ANNAPOLIS – Maryland’s top court will consider whether prosecutors violated the constitutional rights of a subsequently convicted first-degree murderer by questioning him at trial about what he did not tell police after invoking his right to remain silent. The Court ...

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Convicted Silver Spring killer seeks Supreme Court review of interrogation

A Silver Spring man convicted of murdering an old friend has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review and overturn the conviction, saying police failed to honor his constitutionally protected request for a lawyer made well before they began questioning ...

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