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SEBASTIAN K. ASENEH v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Under the circumstances of this case, a proper assessment and balancing of the Barker factors lead us to conclude that Aseneh’s constitutional speedy trial right under the Sixth Amendment was violated. The delay was of a constitutional dimension; the reasons for the delay, if not neutral, were more often chargeable to the State; Aseneh regularly asserted his right to a speedy trial; and although the delay did not cause prejudice to Aseneh’s defense, it did cause prejudice to his person.

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