Posts tagged "Commonwealth"

Commonwealth v. Barbosa (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-001-18)

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16-P-1030                                       Appeals Court

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  ADERITO BARBOSA.

No. 16-P-1030.

Suffolk.      September 8, 2017. – January 3, 2018.

Present:  Rubin, Neyman, & Henry, JJ.

Practice, Criminal, Motion to suppress.  Constitutional Law, Search and seizure.  Search and Seizure, Search incident to lawful arrest.

Indictments found and returned in the Superior Court Department on June 30, 2015.

A pretrial motion to suppress evidence was heard by Kenneth W. Salinger, J. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - January 3, 2018 at 5:31 pm

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Commonwealth v. Piantedosi (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-198-17)

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - December 18, 2017 at 6:41 pm

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Commonwealth v. Holley (and five companion cases) (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-197-17)

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SJC-12130

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  REGINALD HOLLEY

(and five companion cases[1]).

Suffolk.     September 8, 2017. – December 14, 2017.

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

Homicide.  Robbery.  Firearms.  Joint Enterprise.  Felony-Murder Rule.  Search and Seizure, Warrant, Probable cause.  Constitutional Law, Probable cause.  Probable Cause.  Cellular Telephone.  Jury and Jurors.  Evidence, Joint enterprise, Prior misconduct.  Practice, Criminal, Capital case, Motion to suppress, Warrant, Instructions to jury, Jury and jurors, Deliberation of jury, Substitution of alternate juror, Severance. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - December 14, 2017 at 6:05 pm

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Commonwealth v. Woollam (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-196-17)

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SJC-10709

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  DEREK WOOLLAM.

Bristol.     October 6, 2017. – December 13, 2017.

Present:  Gants, C.J., Gaziano, Budd, Cypher, & Kafker, JJ.

Homicide.  Constitutional Law, Grand jury, Assistance of counsel, Admissions and confessions, Voluntariness of statement.  Due Process of Law, Grand jury proceedings, Assistance of counsel.  Grand Jury.  Cellular Telephone.  Evidence, Grand jury proceedings, Authentication, State of mind, Motive, Consciousness of guilt, Bias of government witness, Prior misconduct, Admissions and confessions, Voluntariness of statement.  Witness, Bias.  Practice, Criminal, Capital case, Grand jury proceedings, Assistance of counsel, Conduct of prosecutor, Admissions and confessions, Voluntariness of statement. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - December 13, 2017 at 5:02 pm

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Commonwealth v. Johnson (and two companion cases) (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-153-17)

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17-P-58                                         Appeals Court

17-P-59

17-P-70

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  ALEXANDER JOHNSON

(and two companion cases[1]).

Nos. 17-P-58, 17-P-59, & 17-P-70.

Norfolk.     November 1, 2017. – December 12, 2017.

Present:  Milkey, Blake, & Singh, JJ.

Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon.  Evidence, Joint venturer.  Practice, Criminal, Dismissal, Indictment.

Indictments found and returned in the Superior Court Department on March 24, 2016. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - December 12, 2017 at 4:00 pm

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Commonwealth v. Diaz (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-195-17)

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SJC-11812

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  FAUSTINO DIAZ, JR.

Hampden.     September 8, 2017. – December 8, 2017.

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

Homicide.  Practice, Criminal, Argument by prosecutor, Capital case.  Evidence, Chain of custody.

Indictment found and returned in the Superior Court Department on February 15, 2013.

The case was tried before Constance M. Sweeney, J.

Andrew S. Crouch for the defendant.

Katherine E. McMahon, Assistant District Attorney, for the Commonwealth. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - December 8, 2017 at 6:59 pm

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Commonwealth v. Camblin (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-194-17)

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SJC-11774

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  KIRK P. CAMBLIN.

Middlesex.     September 7, 2017. – December 8, 2017.

Present:  Gants, C.J., Lenk, Gaziano, Budd, Cypher, & Kafker, JJ.

Motor Vehicle, Operating under the influence.  Evidence, Breathalyzer test, Scientific test.

Complaint received and sworn to in the Ayer Division of the District Court Department on April 28, 2008.

Following review by this court, 471 Mass. 639 (2015), a motion to exclude evidence as scientifically unreliable was heard by Mark A. Sullivan, J. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - December 8, 2017 at 3:24 pm

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Commonwealth v. Luna (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-151-17)

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-1021                                       Appeals Court

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  GIOVANNIE LUNA.

No. 16-P-1021.

Hampden.     October 2, 2017. – December 5, 2017.

Present:  Vuono, Meade, & Kinder, JJ.

Controlled SubstancesFirearmsPractice, Criminal, Motion to suppress.  Probable CauseSearch and Seizure, Probable cause, Motor vehicle, Inevitable discovery.  Constitutional Law, Probable cause, Search and seizure.

Indictments found and returned in the Superior Court Department on May 12, 2015. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - December 5, 2017 at 3:50 pm

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Peterson v. Commonwealth (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-191-17)

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SJC-12281

OMARI PETERSON  vs.  COMMONWEALTH.

Suffolk.     September 5, 2017. – November 29, 2017.

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

Erroneous ConvictionPractice, Civil, Motion to dismiss, Review of interlocutory action.

Civil action commenced in the Superior Court Department on December 12, 2014.

A motion to dismiss was heard by Peter M. Lauriat, J.

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

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - November 29, 2017 at 11:53 pm

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Commonwealth v. Vazquez (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-192-17)

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

SJC-11695

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  ALBERTO VAZQUEZ.

Essex.     September 8, 2017. – November 29, 2017.

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

Homicide.  Constitutional Law, Assistance of counsel.  Cellular Telephone.  Evidence, Prior misconduct.  Practice, Criminal, Capital case, Assistance of counsel, Argument by prosecutor, Instructions to jury.  Intent.

Indictment found and returned in the Superior Court Department on November 17, 2010.

The case was tried before Richard E. Welch, III, J. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - November 29, 2017 at 8:19 pm

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