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Court of Appeals reinstates murder conviction for Eldersburg tavern shooting

Maryland’s top court Tuesday reinstated a murder conviction after finding a supplemental jury instruction on transferred intent was not an abuse of the trial court’s discretion. Jacob Bircher received a life sentence in 2014 after being convicted of first-degree murder ...

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Md. high court hears state’s bid to revive murder conviction

A prosecutor urged Maryland’s high court last week to reinstate the first-degree murder and attempted-murder convictions — and life-sentence — of a man who remains charged with killing one and wounding another in a 2012 shooting outside an Eldersburg tavern.

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