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Md. high court weighs impossibility defense in graduation eve slayings

Maryland’s top court grappled Monday over an impossibility defense as it heard the appeal of a man’s second-degree murder conviction for being an accessory before the killing of two Montgomery County teenagers on the eve of their high school graduations. ...

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Md. high court will weigh impossibility defense in graduation eve slayings

Maryland’s top court has agreed to consider an impossibility defense when it hears the appeal of a man’s second-degree murder conviction for being an accessory before the killing of two Montgomery County teenagers on the eve of their high school ...

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Senate bill would increase time before lifers are eligible for parole

ANNAPOLIS – Maryland’s chief local prosecutors pressed a Senate committee Tuesday to correct what they called a quirk in the state’s sentencing law that enables life-sentenced first-degree murderers or rapists to become eligible for parole after spending less time in ...

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Judge orders trial for man who fatally shot unarmed woman on porch

DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. — A Detroit-area man who fatally shot a drunk, unarmed woman on his porch will stand trial for second-degree murder, a judge said Thursday, rejecting a self-defense argument for the killer’s “bad choice.” There is no dispute ...

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Former U.Va. lacrosse player Huguely gets 23 years for slaying ex

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — A former University of Virginia lacrosse player who killed his ex-girlfriend in a drunken rage received a 23-year prison sentence Thursday in a case that forever changed the school’s attitudes toward relationship violence and made it easier ...

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Huguely to be sentenced in beating death

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — A Roman Catholic priest has testified that a former University of Virginia lacrosse player convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend is a spiritual person who displayed no anger or aggression in his presence. The Rev. Joseph Scordo testified ...

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Huguely denied new trial in U.Va. slaying

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Former University of Virginia lacrosse player George Huguely V lost his bid for a new trial in the slaying of his ex-girlfriend Wednesday, with the judge in the case saying there was ample evidence to support his ...

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Huguely’s sentencing won’t be delayed

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The sentencing of a former University of Virginia lacrosse player convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend will be held as scheduled later this month. Media outlets say a Charlottesville Circuit Court judge on Monday denied George Huguely’s request ...

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