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Cepeda v. Commonwealth (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-007-18)

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SJC-12387

RONALDO CEPEDA  vs.  COMMONWEALTH.

January 12, 2018.

Supreme Judicial Court, Superintendence of inferior courts.  Practice, Criminal, Indictment, Dismissal.  Youthful Offender Act.

The petitioner, Ronaldo Cepeda, appeals from a judgment of a single justice of this court denying his petition pursuant to G. L. c. 211, § 3.  We affirm.

Cepeda has been indicted for murder in the second degree, stemming from an incident that occurred on October 22, 2015.  Cepeda was sixteen years old at the time.  He moved to dismiss the indictment on the basis that “the Commonwealth failed to present material exculpatory and mitigating evidence to the grand jury, and that the grand jury was not properly instructed regarding the impact of a developing brain on threat response and decision making of a juvenile.”  A judge in the Superior Court denied the motion.  Cepeda then filed his G. L. c. 211, § 3, petition in the county court. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - January 12, 2018 at 11:20 pm

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