Taking a similar path as the Connecticut Appellate Court, the Maryland Appellate Court concluded a trial court erred by refusing to ask prospective jurors about potential bias against homosexuality before the start of a murder trial.

The defendant, Albert M. Muldrow Jr., allegedly met Martino Duffin in an online chatroom and went to his apartment to have sex as part of a “one night stand” in March 2019. A security camera at the apartment building showed Muldrow leaving, but officers later conducted a wellness check at Duffin’s apartment and found that he had been shot and killed. Muldrow was accused of, but denied participating in or killing his romantic rendezvous, according to the opinion filed Wednesday.