PRIOR SEXUAL CONDUCT - RAPE - SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIM'S REPUTATION FOR CHASTITY
PRE-TRIAL IDENTIFICATIONS - UNRELIABLE - FALSE - MISTAKEN IDENTIFICATIONS - REVIEW OF FACTORS
THE "BATTERED SPOUSE SYNDROME" DEFENSE IN HOMICIDE-MURDER-MANSLAUGHTER CASES
Prosecutors are increasing seeking murder or manslaughter charges against dealers of heroin, fentanyl and other opiates when their customers overdose and die. Absent a specific statute authorizing such prosecutions, the viability of bringing murder or manslaughter charges against dealers was brought into question with the April 4, 2018 decision by the Maryland Court of Special Appeals ("CSA") in Thomas v. State.