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Maryland’s Court of Special Appeals upholds conviction of teen who ran over a cop

July 29th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

WBAL repots Maryland's second highest court has upheld the conviction of one of the four teens convicted of killing Baltimore County Police Officer Amy Caprio. 

Dawnta Harris was 17 when he was convicted as an adult of running over and killing Officer Amy Caprio in 2018. 

Harris' attorneys argue the charge of felony murder by motor vehicle was not valid, because as a juvenile he couldn't be charged with the offense. 

In a unanimous 47 page ruling, the Court of Special Appeals disagreed and upheld the conviction and the life sentence Harris received.

No word if Harris' attorneys will appeal the decision to Maryland's highest court, the Court of Appeals.