In this appeal of a dismissed 28 U.S.C. § 2254 petition, under Wall v. Kholi, 562 U.S. 545 (2011), the one-year limitations period prescribed by the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act was tolled by the petitioner’s state court motion to reduce sentence under Rule 4-345 of the Maryland Rules.
A Maryland Rule 4-345 motion to reduce sentence tolls AEDPA’s limitations period. Simply put, such a motion involves judicial reexamination of a judgment in a proceeding outside of the direct review process. There are no differences between Rhode Island Rule 35 and Maryland Rule 4-345 that would cause us to distinguish the sentence reduction motion in Kholi from the petitioner’s motion for a sentence reduction motion here. Kholi compels the conclusionthat a Maryland Rule 4-345 motion to reduce sentence triggers AEDPA’s tolling provision. Because the district court ruled otherwise, its judgment of dismissal must be vacated.
Vacated and remanded.