Griffin v. State, 419 Md. 343, 19 A.3d 415 (Md. 2011)

Key Insight: Where MySpace evidence was not properly authenticated because the lower court failed to acknowledge the possibility that another person could have created the profile or message at issue, the appellate court reversed defendant?s conviction and remanded for a new trial; court suggested that message could have been properly authenticated by asking the purported creator to authenticate the profile and message, by searching the computer of the alleged creator of the message to determine whether they posted the message, or by obtaining information directly from the networking website that links the ?establishment of the profile to the person who allegedly created it and also links the posting sought to be introduced to the person who initiated it.?

Nature of Case: Murder conviction

Electronic Data Involved: MySpace evidence

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