Maryland’s highest courtroom has rejected the attraction of an alleged MS-13 gang member sentenced to eleven years in prison after the stabbing of a former gang member.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland’s highest courtroom has rejected the attraction of an alleged MS-thirteen gang member sentenced to eleven years in prison after the stabbing of a former gang member.
In a ruling Wednesday, the Courtroom of Appeals stated a trial decide erred in 2013 in refusing to allow the protection lawyer for Wilfredo Rosales to use the stabbing sufferer’s prior federal convictions for violent crimes involving racketeering in an effort to attack his credibility as a witness.
However the courtroom stated the error was innocent and refused to grant Rosales a new trial.
The stabbing victim, Hector Hernandez-Melendez, stated he believed he was attacked in retaliation for testifying as a authorities witness towards three other MS-13 members in a federal murder trial a number of years earlier.
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