WHO ?? Maryland is the Plaintiff. Benton is the Defendant.
WHAT ?? He was tried in a Maryland state court for burglary and larceny. He was convicted of burglary & sentenced 10 years. The juries had been selected under an invalid constitutional provision, which remanded the case He got charged again with the same case which is called “Double Jeopardy”.
WHEN ?? Argued in December 12, 1968 Reargued in March 24, 1969 Decided in June 23, 1969
WHERE?? The case took place in a Maryland Courthouse
WHY ?? The Court of Maryland had made an mistake for charging Benton for the same crime twice.
WHAT ?? On retrial, he was found guilty of both offenses, and concurrently sentenced to 15 years for burglary and 5 years for larceny. The appellate court ruled against petitioner on the double jeopardy issue and affirmed. It wasn’t any other cases involved.
OUTCOME & OPINIONS !! Nick thinks : I think that double jeopardy is stupid ! Diamond thinks : I think it was wrong for trying 2 charge in for the same crime Thomas : ------------------