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Tag Archives: Unger v. State

Killer’s appeal comes down to judge’s notes or trial transcript

A convicted killer’s bid for a new trial could depend on whether a judge’s notes or a court reporter’s transcript is to be believed. Maryland’s top court on Friday unanimously ordered a review of Mark Edmund Christian II’s February 2012 ...

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Study finds low recidivism, potential savings to releasing older prisoners

Though Maryland’s prison population is down and legislative changes have reduced sentences for a number of nonviolent offenses, the reform discussion has not addressed a significant portion of the prison population: violent offenders who have served decades of their life ...

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Md. high court weighs how Unger appeals should be handled

Attorneys for a convicted rapist and the state argued Thursday over whether Maryland appellate courts should routinely order new trials for inmates convicted of violent crimes before 1980 or if their appeals should be uniformly reviewed by circuit courts to determine if the convicts’ due process rights were in fact violated and a retrial is in order.

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