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Commonwealth v. Miranda (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-064-16)

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May 12, 2016.

Practice, Criminal, Postconviction relief.  Joint Enterprise.  Evidence, Joint venturer.

Wayne Miranda was convicted of murder in the second degree and other offenses in 2008, and this court affirmed the convictions.  Commonwealth v. Miranda, 458 Mass. 100 (2010), cert. denied, 132 S. Ct. 548 (2011).  Miranda has filed a petition in the Federal District Court for a writ of habeas corpus.  A Federal judge stayed the petition and held it in abeyance to permit Miranda to exhaust State remedies.  Miranda accordingly filed a motion for relief from unlawful restraint pursuant to Mass. R. Crim. P. 30 (a), as appearing in 435 Mass. 1501 (2001), and a judge in the Superior Court denied the motion.  We granted Miranda’s application for direct appellate review.  We affirm. read more


Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - May 12, 2016 at 7:30 pm

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