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Smallwood v. State

680 A.2d 512 (1996)

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Smallwood v. State

Maryland Court of Appeals

680 A.2d 512 (1996)

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Facts

Smallwood (defendant) was convicted in a non-jury trial on three counts of assault with intent to murder three rape victims based on evidence that despite his awareness of his HIV-positive status and that he needed to practice “safe sex,” he did not use a condom in any of his sexual assaults. Smallwood pled guilty to the rape and armed robbery charges, but appealed the attempted murder convictions.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Murphy, C.J.)

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