Woman convicted of murder may be appealing a conviction soon

On behalf of Jack B. Rubin, PA posted in Criminal Appeals on Friday, June 20, 2014.

Despite what many residents of Maryland may believe, a person who has been convicted of a crime can still move forward. In some cases, it may be possible for a convicted individual to file a criminal appeal and have his or her conviction overturned. One woman in Maryland may be appealing a conviction of her own.

A woman is currently serving a life-long sentence in prison. She was convicted of the first-degree murder of one of her co-workers. She had supposedly used six weapons to beat, cut, stab and choke the co-worker.

Although the news source does not say that she is claiming she is innocent, it does report that she is requesting a new trial. Reportedly, she was interviewed by police prior to being read her Miranda rights. Therefore, her legal team is requesting that a new trial be scheduled due to a legal technicality.

The Maryland Attorney General’s office will have to respond to the request for a new trial by Aug. 4. If her appeal is granted, the murder case could be back in front of the court by September. If the higher court feels as though the conviction was not warranted, the woman may find herself free of the murder charge.

Appealing a conviction in Maryland is not an easy process. It is very complex and can take time. However, if there has been a crucial error made in one’s legal case, which led to an unnecessary conviction, one may wish to determine the deadline for filing an appeal. By appealing a conviction within the specified time frame, it may be possible for innocent individuals to clear their names and regain their freedom.

Source: CBS Baltimore, “Woman Convicted In Lululemon Murder Wants A New Trial“, Meghan McCorkell, June 11, 2014

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