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Criminal – Second-Degree Murder – Infant Death – Mother’s Arrest – Brady Violation

A Fairfax Circuit Court holds that under Brady v. Maryland, 373 U.S. 83 (1963), the commonwealth should have disclosed to defendant being tried for the murder of a 22-month-old boy, the circumstances of the arrest of the boy’s mother, the only other adult present on the scene at the time the child was injured, and defendant is entitled to a new trial.
Commonwealth v. Ahmad (Fairfax Cir.Ct.) (VLW 008-8-155) (6 pp.)