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Commonwealth v. Brown (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-151-17)

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SJC-11669

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  TIMOTHY BROWN.

Middlesex.     March 10, 2017. – September 20, 2017.

Present:  Gants, C.J., Lenk, Hines, Gaziano, Lowy, Budd, & Cypher, JJ.[1]

Homicide.  Felony-Murder Rule.  Home Invasion.  Robbery.  FirearmsJoint EnterpriseAccessory and Principal.  Practice, Criminal, Capital case, Instructions to jury, Argument by prosecutor, Opening statement, Jury and jurors, Voir dire, Presumptions and burden of proof.  Evidence, Joint venturer, Prior misconduct. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - September 20, 2017 at 3:11 pm

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Commonwealth v. Gerhardt (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-150-17)

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SJC-11967

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  THOMAS J. GERHARDT.

 

 

Worcester.     January 6, 2017. – September 19, 2017.

Present:  Gants, C.J., Lenk, Hines, Gaziano, Lowy, & Budd, JJ.[1]

Marijuana.  Motor Vehicle, Operating under the influence.  Evidence, Field sobriety test.

Complaint received and sworn to in the Worcester Division of the District Court Department on April 24, 2013.

A motion for a hearing to challenge the admissibility of certain evidence was heard by Andrew M. D’Angelo, J., and questions of law were reported by him to the Appeals Court. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - September 20, 2017 at 12:53 am

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Commonwealth v. Aldana (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-149-17)

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SJC-12258

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  MARC ALDANA.

Worcester.     March 7, 2017. – September 19, 2017.

Present:  Gants, C.J., Lenk, Hines, Gaziano, Lowy, & Budd, JJ.[1]

Destructive or Incendiary Device or Substance.

Indictments found and returned in the Superior Court Department on December 20, 2013.

A pretrial motion to suppress evidence was heard by Daniel M. Wrenn, J., and the cases were heard by Richard T. Tucker, J.

The Supreme Judicial Court on its own initiative transferred the case from the Appeals Court. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - September 19, 2017 at 9:18 pm

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Commonwealth v. Ormond O., a juvenile (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-120-17)

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - September 18, 2017 at 4:40 pm

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Commonwealth v. Ecker (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-118-17)

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15-P-653                                        Appeals Court

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  JOHN ECKER.

No. 15-P-653.

Hampden.     June 5, 2017. – September 13, 2017.

Present:  Sullivan, Henry, & Shin, JJ.

Practice, Criminal, Motion to suppress, Instructions to jury. Constitutional Law, Imprisonment, Freedom of speech and press.  MaliceCriminal HarassmentHarassment PreventionStalkingAttempt.

Indictments found and returned in the Superior Court Department on March 5, 2014. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - September 13, 2017 at 3:01 pm

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Commonwealth v. Owens (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-116-17)

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14-P-1868                                       Appeals Court

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  TERRY LYNN OWENS.

No. 14-P-1868.

Suffolk.     October 4, 2016. – September 11, 2017.

Present:  Kafker, C.J., Trainor, & Henry, JJ.[1]

Controlled Substances.  Constitutional Law, Search and seizure, Probable cause.  Search and Seizure, Exigent circumstances, Securing of premises, Expectation of privacy, Probable cause, Protective sweep, Warrant.  Probable Cause.  Practice, Criminal, Motion to suppress, Warrant. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - September 11, 2017 at 4:30 pm

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Commonwealth v. Wiggins (and 28 companion cases) (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-146-17)

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SJC-10975

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  MAXWELL WIGGINS, JR.
(and twenty-eight companion cases[1]).

Hampden.     February 10, 2017. – September 6, 2017.

Present:  Gants, C.J., Hines, Lowy, & Budd, JJ.[2]

Homicide.  Home Invasion.  Robbery.  Evidence, Identification, Cross-examination by codefendant’s counsel, Relevancy and materiality, Photograph.  Identification.  Deoxyribonucleic Acid.  Practice, Criminal, Capital case, Identification of defendant in courtroom, Severance, Mistrial, Argument by prosecutor, Sentence.  Constitutional Law, Sentence. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - September 6, 2017 at 2:52 pm

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Commonwealth v. Villagran (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-145-17)

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SJC-12239

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  JONATHAN VILLAGRAN.

Norfolk.     March 7, 2017. – August 29, 2017.

Present:  Gants, C.J., Lenk, Hines, Gaziano, Lowy, & Budd, JJ.[1]

Firearms.  Controlled Substances.  Disturbing the Peace.  Constitutional Law, Search and seizure, Reasonable suspicion, Probable cause.  Search and Seizure, Reasonable suspicion, Protective frisk, Probable cause.  Probable Cause.

Complaint received and sworn to in the Quincy Division of the District Court Department on March 26, 2015. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - August 29, 2017 at 5:15 pm

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Commonwealth v. Perez (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-142-17)

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SJC-12251

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  FERNANDO PEREZ.

Hampden.     April 3, 2017. – August 25, 2017.

Present:  Gants, C.J., Lenk, Hines, Gaziano, Lowy, Budd, & Cypher, JJ.[1]

Constitutional Law, Sentence.  Due Process of Law, Sentence.  Practice, Criminal, Sentence.

Indictments found and returned in the Superior Court Department on February 16 and March 2, 2001.

Following review by the Appeals Court, 62 Mass. App. Ct. 912 (2004) and 67 Mass. App. Ct. 1116 (2006), a motion for resentencing, filed on March 7, 2016, was considered by Daniel A. Ford, J., and a motion for reconsideration was considered by him. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - August 26, 2017 at 3:22 am

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Brangan v. Commonwealth (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-143-17)

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SJC-12232

JAHMAL BRANGAN  vs.  COMMONWEALTH.

Suffolk.     May 2, 2017. – August 25, 2017.

Present:  Gants, C.J., Hines, Gaziano, Lowy, Budd, & Cypher, JJ.[1]

Bail.  Indigent.  Due Process of Law, Pretrial detainees.

Civil action commenced in the Supreme Judicial Court for the county of Suffolk on February 26, 2016.

The case was heard by Lenk, J.

Merritt Schnipper for the petitioner.

Amal Bala, Assistant District Attorney, for the Commonwealth.

Shira Diner & Ryan M. Schiff, for Committee for Public Counsel Services, amicus curiae, submitted a brief. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - August 25, 2017 at 11:48 pm

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