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Commonwealth v. Villalobos (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-171-17)

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COMMONWEALTH  vs.  ANTHONY VILLALOBOS.

October 26, 2017.

Practice, Criminal, Jury and jurors, Conduct of juror, Voir dire.

Anthony Villalobos appeals from his convictions of involuntary manslaughter, as a lesser included offense of murder in the second degree, and assault and battery and from the denial of his motion for a new trial.  The Appeals Court affirmed his convictions in a divided opinion.  Commonwealth v. Villalobos, 89 Mass. App. Ct. 432 (2016).  See id. at 444-447 (Rubin, J., dissenting).  We granted Villalobos’s application for further appellate review, 475 Mass. 1102 (2016), and now reverse the convictions and remand for a new trial. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - October 26, 2017 at 5:00 pm

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