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Commonwealth v. French (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-031-17)

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COMMONWEALTH  vs.  ERIC S. FRENCH.

February 14, 2017.

Breaking and Entering.  Larceny.  Practice, Criminal, Required finding.  Evidence, Fingerprints, Identification.  Identification.

Following a jury-waived trial in the District Court, a judge found the defendant, Eric S. French, guilty of breaking and entering in the daytime with the intent to commit a felony, in violation of G. L. c. 266, § 18, and larceny of property over $ 250, in violation of G. L. c. 266, § 30 (1).  The defendant  appealed, arguing that the evidence was insufficient to support the convictions.[1]  The Appeals Court, in a divided decision, affirmed the judgments.  See Commonwealth v. French, 88 Mass. App. Ct. 477 (2015).  The case is now before this court on further appellate review.  Because we conclude that the evidence was not sufficient to find, beyond a reasonable doubt, that the defendant committed the crimes charged, we reverse.

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - February 14, 2017 at 8:02 pm

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Commonwealth v. French (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-158-15)

NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.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-1257                                       Appeals Court

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  ERIC S. FRENCH.

No. 14-P-1257.

Hampden.     May 13, 2015. – October 9, 2015.

Present:  Trainor, Agnes, & Blake, JJ.

Breaking and EnteringLarcenyPractice, Criminal, Required finding.  Evidence, Fingerprints, Identification. Identification.

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

The case was heard by Christopher P. LoConto, J.

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - October 12, 2015 at 6:51 pm

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