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Jane J. v. Commonwealth (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-041-17)

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - April 12, 2017 at 3:11 pm

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Commonwealth v. Johnson (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-040-17)

NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.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-987                                        Appeals Court

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  JAMIE B. JOHNSON.

No. 15-P-987.

Suffolk.     May 3, 2016. – April 7, 2017.

Present:  Grainger, Meade, & Wolohojian, JJ.

Global Positioning System Device.  Bail.  Due Process of Law, Pretrial detainees.  Practice, Criminal, Motion to suppress, Required finding.  Abuse Prevention.  Protective Order.  Constitutional Law, Search and seizure.  Search and Seizure, Expectation of privacy, Consent.  Consent.

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - April 7, 2017 at 5:08 pm

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Commonwealth v. Ackerman (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-054-17)

NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.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-11983

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  SARAH C. ACKERMAN.

April 5, 2017.

Supreme Judicial Court, Superintendence of inferior courts.  Evidence, Medical record, Blood alcohol test.  Constitutional Law, Confrontation of witnesses.  Motor Vehicle, Operating under the influence.  Practice, Criminal, Confrontation of witnesses, Interlocutory appeal.

The defendant, Sarah C. Ackerman, appeals from a judgment of a single justice of the county court allowing the Commonwealth’s petition pursuant to G. L. c. 211, § 3.  We affirm.

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - April 6, 2017 at 1:45 am

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Commonwealth v. Gulla (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-053-17)

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-11361

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  ROBERT GULLA.

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

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

Homicide.  Constitutional Law, Assistance of counsel, Fair trial.  Practice, Criminal, Assistance of counsel, Argument by counsel, Instructions to jury, Capital case.

Indictments found and returned in the Superior Court Department on March 4, 2010.

The cases were tried before Thomas P. Billings, J., and a motion for a new trial, filed on October 29, 2014, was heard by him.

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - April 5, 2017 at 10:11 pm

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Commonwealth v. Sanchez (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-052-17)

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-11360

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  BENJAMIN SANCHEZ.

Hampden.     December 9, 2016. – April 5, 2017.

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

Homicide.  Burning a Dwelling House.  Abuse Prevention.  Evidence, Expert opinion, Admissions and confessions, Voluntariness of statement.  Witness, Expert.  Constitutional Law, Confrontation of witnesses, Waiver of constitutional rights, Admissions and confessions, Voluntariness of statement.  Practice, Criminal, Capital case, Confrontation of witnesses, Waiver, Admissions and confessions, Voluntariness of statement, Postconviction relief.

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - April 5, 2017 at 6:36 pm

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Commonwealth v. Brown (Lawyers weekly No. 11-039-17)

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-67                                         Appeals Court

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  TYRIEK BROWN.

No. 16-P-67.

Worcester.     February 6, 2017. – March 31, 2017.

Present:  Cypher, Milkey, & Neyman, JJ.

FirearmsEvidence, Firearm.  Practice, Criminal, Argument by prosecutor.  Words, “Knowingly.”

Indictments found and returned in the Superior Court Department on December 13, 2013.

The cases were tried before William F. Sullivan, J.

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - April 1, 2017 at 3:42 am

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Commonwealth v. Degnan (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-037-17)

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

14-P-1955                                       Appeals Court

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  LEONARD DEGNAN.

No. 14-P-1955.

Essex.     December 1, 2016. – March 30, 2017.

Present:  Cypher, Maldonado, & Blake, JJ.

Municipal Corporations, Officers and employees.  Solicitation to Commit Felony.  Bribery.  Conspiracy.  Fraud.  Evidence, Bribe, Conspiracy, Fraud.  Practice, Criminal, Duplicative convictions, Argument by prosecutor.

Indictments found and returned in the Superior Court Department on September 11, 2012.

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - March 30, 2017 at 3:55 pm

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Commonwealth v. Squires; Commonwealth v. Angier (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-050-17)

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-12086

SJC-12087

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  JOHN F. SQUIRES, THIRD.

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  STEVEN E. ANGIER.

Norfolk.     October 5, 2016. – March 27, 2017.

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

Possession of Burglarious InstrumentsDeathPractice, Criminal, Death of party.

Complaints received and sworn to in the Dedham Division of the District Court Department on February 4, 2013.

The cases were tried before James H. McGuiness, Jr., J.

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - March 27, 2017 at 4:21 pm

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Commonwealth v. Charley (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-033-17)

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-501                                        Appeals Court

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  JARRIS CHARLEY.

No. 16-P-501.

Suffolk.     February 14, 2017. – March 24, 2017.

Present:  Green, Meade, & Agnes, JJ.

Arrest.  Probable Cause.  Search and Seizure, Arrest, Probable cause.  Constitutional Law, Arrest, Probable cause, Search and seizure.

Indictments found and returned in the Superior Court Department on March 2, 2015.

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

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - March 24, 2017 at 4:50 pm

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Commonwealth v. Dragotta (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-048-17)

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-12186

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  HEATHER DRAGOTTA.

Essex.     December 6, 2016. – March 21, 2017.

Present (Sitting at Lawrence):  Gants, C.J., Botsford, Lenk, Hines, Gaziano, Lowy, & Budd, JJ.[1]

Assault and BatteryWanton or Reckless ConductChild Abuse.

Indictments found and returned in the Superior Court Department on October 1, 2010.

The cases were heard by Richard E. Welch, III, J.

After review by the Appeals Court, the Supreme Judicial Court granted leave to obtain further appellate review.

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - March 21, 2017 at 8:49 pm

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