Posts tagged "Commonwealth"

Commonwealth v. Lys (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-082-17)

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16-P-0039                                       Appeals Court

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  CHRIST O. LYS.

No. 16-P-39.

Middlesex.     December 8, 2016. – June 28, 2017.

Present:  Green, Agnes, & Desmond, JJ.

Controlled SubstancesPractice, Criminal, New trial, Plea, Affidavit, Assistance of counsel.  Constitutional Law, Plea, Assistance of counsel.  Due Process of Law, Plea, Assistance of counsel.  Alien.

Complaint received and sworn to in the Marlborough Division of the District Court Department on January 13, 2012.

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - June 28, 2017 at 8:28 pm

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Commonwealth v. George (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-107-17)

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SJC-12173

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  RICHARD GEORGE.

Worcester.     December 8, 2016. – June 21, 2017.

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

Sex OffenderConstitutional Law, Sex offender.  Due Process of Law, Sex offender, Substantive rights.  Evidence, Sex offender, Expert opinion, Relevancy and materiality.  Witness, Expert.

Civil action commenced in the Superior Court Department on October 11, 2013.

The case was tried before Beverly J. Cannone, J.

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - June 21, 2017 at 4:44 pm

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Commonwealth v. Jones (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-106-17)

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SJC-12027

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  MAURICE JONES.

Suffolk.     January 10, 2017. – June 20, 2017.

Present:  Gants, C.J., Lenk, Hines, & Budd, JJ.

Homicide.  Jury and Jurors.  Practice, Criminal, Jury and jurors, Empanelment of jury, Challenge to jurors, Hearsay, Instructions to jury.  Evidence, Identity, Consciousness of guilt, Hearsay.  Constitutional Law, Self-incrimination.

Indictments found and returned in the Superior Court Department on June 26, 2013.

The cases were tried before Linda E. Giles, J., and a motion to set aside the verdict was heard by her.

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - June 20, 2017 at 3:41 pm

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Commonwealth v. Widener (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-079-17)

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15-P-1743                                       Appeals Court

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  JAMES L. WIDENER.

No. 15-P-1743.

Plymouth.     April 13, 2017. – June 15, 2017.

Present:  Kafker, C.J., Grainger, & Kinder, JJ.

Firearms.  Practice, Criminal, Motion to suppress, Required finding, Witness, Sentence.  Evidence, Immunized witness, Prior conviction.  Witness, Immunity.  Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon.

Indictments found and returned in the Superior Court Department on March 25, 2011.

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - June 16, 2017 at 6:40 pm

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Commonwealth v. Saywhan (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-080-17)

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16-P-1098                                       Appeals Court

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  BENJAMIN B. SAYWAHN, JR.

No. 16-P-1098.

Hampden.     April 13, 2017. – June 15, 2017.

Present:  Kafker, C.J., Grainger, & Kinder, JJ.

FirearmsSearch and Seizure, Protective sweep.  Constitutional Law, Search and seizure.

Complaint received and sworn to in the Springfield Division of the District Court Department on February 4, 2016.

A pretrial motion to suppress evidence was heard by William P. Hadley, J.

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - June 16, 2017 at 11:30 am

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Edwards v. Commonwealth, et al. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-101-17)

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SJC-12175

SAUNDRA R. EDWARDS  vs.  COMMONWEALTH & another.[1]

Essex.     February 6, 2017. – June 8, 2017.

Present:  Gants, C.J., Lenk, Hines, Gaziano, & Lowy, JJ.

Governor.  Privileged Communication.  Evidence, Privileged communication.  Libel and Slander.

Civil action commenced in the Superior Court Department on December 31, 2014.

Motions to dismiss were heard by Richard E. Welch, III, J.

The Supreme Judicial Court granted an application for direct appellate review.

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - June 8, 2017 at 5:28 pm

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Commonwealth v. Aguiar do Nascimento (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-074-17)

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16-P-1092                                       Appeals Court

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  VALDEIR AGUIAR DO NASCIMENTO.

No. 16-P-1092.

Nantucket.     April 6, 2017. – June 7, 2017.

Present:  Vuono, Wolohojian, & Carhart, JJ.[1]

Electronic Surveillance.  Privacy.  Statute, Construction.

Complaint received and sworn to in the jury session of the Nantucket Division of the District Court Department on July 17, 2015.

The case was tried before Thomas S. Barrett, J.

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - June 7, 2017 at 8:01 pm

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Commonwealth v. Lewis (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-075-17)

NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.  If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Reporter of Decisions, Supreme Judicial Court, John Adams Courthouse, 1 Pemberton Square, Suite 2500, Boston, MA, 02108-1750; (617) 557-1030; SJCReporter@sjc.state.ma.us

16-P-257                                        Appeals Court

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  JEFFREY LEWIS.

No. 16-P-257.

Essex.     December 12, 2016. – June 7, 2017.

 

Present:  Hanlon, Carhart, & Neyman, JJ.[1]

Rape.  Assault and Battery.  Evidence, First complaint.  Practice, Criminal, Instructions to jury.

Indictments found and returned in the Superior Court Department on September 5, 2013.

The cases were tried before Joshua I. Wall, J.

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - June 7, 2017 at 4:25 pm

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Commonwealth v. Nelson (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-073-17)

NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.  If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Reporter of Decisions, Supreme Judicial Court, John Adams Courthouse, 1 Pemberton Square, Suite 2500, Boston, MA, 02108-1750; (617) 557-1030; SJCReporter@sjc.state.ma.us

16-P-808                                        Appeals Court

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  RICHARD S. NELSON.

No. 16-P-808.

Middlesex.     April 10, 2017. – June 5, 2017.

Present:  Kafker, C.J., Milkey, & Desmond, JJ.

Jury and JurorsPractice, Criminal, Jury and jurors, Challenge to jurors.

Complaint received and sworn to in the Woburn Division of the District Court Department on February 27, 2013.

The case was tried before Stacey Fortes-White, J.

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - June 5, 2017 at 2:20 pm

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Commonwealth v, Davis (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-072-17)

NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.  If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Reporter of Decisions, Supreme Judicial Court, John Adams Courthouse, 1 Pemberton Square, Suite 2500, Boston, MA, 02108-1750; (617) 557-1030; SJCReporter@sjc.state.ma.us

15-P-1088                                       Appeals Court

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  NASAHN DAVIS.

No. 15-P-1088.

Suffolk.     September 12, 2016. – June 2, 2017.

Present:  Agnes, Neyman, & Henry, JJ.

Practice, Criminal, Speedy trial, Dismissal.

Complaint received and sworn to in the Roxbury Division of the Boston Municipal Court Department on March 16, 2012.

After transfer to the Central Division of the Boston Municipal Court Department, a motion to dismiss was heard by Robert J. McKenna, J.

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - June 2, 2017 at 2:47 pm

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