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Commonwealth v. Torres (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-092-15)

NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.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-442                                        Appeals Court

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  JULIO TORRES.

No. 14-P-442.     August 5, 2015.

Sex Offender.  Evidence, Sex offender, Criminal records.  Practice, Civil, Instructions to jury.

Following a jury trial in the Superior Court, the defendant, Julio Torres, was found to be a sexually dangerous person.  See G. L. c. 123A, § 1.[1]  The defendant appeals, claiming error in certain evidentiary rulings and jury instructions.  We affirm. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - August 6, 2015 at 2:32 am

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Commonwealth v. Torres (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-028-15)

NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.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

SJC-11771

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  RAMON TORRES.

February 23, 2015.

Controlled Substances.  Constitutional Law, Plea, Conduct of government agents.  Due Process of Law, Plea, Presumption. Practice, Criminal, Plea, Conduct of government agents, Presumptions and burden of proof.  Evidence, Guilty plea, Certificate of drug analysis, Presumptions and burden of proof.  Notary Public.

In January, 2008, the defendant, Ramon Torres, pleaded guilty to distribution of a class B substance, in violation of G. L. c. 94C, § 32A, and was sentenced to serve one year in a house of correction.  In April, 2013, in light of problems that surfaced at the William A. Hinton State Laboratory (Hinton drug lab or lab), and with Annie Dookhan in particular, he filed a motion to withdraw his guilty plea and for a new trial.[1]  After a hearing, a judge in the District Court, who was also the judge who had accepted the defendant’s guilty plea, denied the motion.  The defendant appealed, and we transferred his appeal to this court on our own motion. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - February 23, 2015 at 8:52 pm

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Commonwealth v. Torres (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-113-14)

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - September 10, 2014 at 3:39 pm

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Commonwealth v. Torres (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-140-14)

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-10849

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  JOSE TORRES.

Suffolk.     April 11, 2014. – August 18, 2014.

Present: Ireland, C.J., Spina, Gants, Duffly, & Lenk, JJ.[1]

Homicide.  Practice, Criminal, Capital case, New trial, Assistance of counsel, Argument by counsel, Instructions to jury.  Evidence, Opinion, Expert opinion.  Witness, Expert.

Indictment found and returned in the Superior Court Department on June 26, 2008.

The case was tried before Elizabeth M. Fahey, J., and a motion for a new trial, filed on October 19, 2011, was considered by her. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - August 19, 2014 at 3:24 am

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Commonwealth v. Torres (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-096-14)

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‑11498

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  CARMELO TORRES.

Franklin.     April 7, 2014.  ‑  June  10, 2014.

Present:  Ireland, C.J., Spina, Cordy, Botsford, Gants, Duffly, & Lenk, JJ.

Abuse Prevention. Assault and BatteryPractice, Criminal, Double jeopardy, Duplicative convictions, Lesser included offense, Required finding.  Constitutional Law, Double jeopardy.

Complaints received and sworn to in the Greenfield Division of the District Court Department on November 3, 2011 and December 9, 2011. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - June 10, 2014 at 4:09 pm

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Commonwealth v. Torres (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-038-14)

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‑11466

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  RENE TORRES.

March 5, 2014.

Controlled SubstancesConstitutional Law, Plea, Conduct of government agents.  Due Process of Law, Plea, Presumption.  Practice, Criminal, Plea, Conduct of government agents, Presumptions and burden of proof.  Evidence, Guilty plea, Certificate of drug analysis, Presumptions and burden of proof.

This case is remarkably similar to Commonwealth v. Scott, ante    (2014), also decided today.  The Commonwealth appeals a grant of the defendant’s motion to vacate his guilty plea under Mass. R. Crim. P. 30 (b), as appearing in 435 Mass. 1501 (2001), in a case arising out of the revelation of the wrongdoing of Annie Dookhan, a chemist at the William A. Hinton State Laboratory Institute’s forensic drug laboratory (Hinton drug lab) from 2003 to 2012.  The full extent of the investigation into Dookhan’s conduct is set forth in Scott, supra at    , and reveals multiple deliberate breaches of laboratory and testing protocols by Dookhan as well as her falsification of test results for forensic evidence samples in an unknown, and likely unidentifiable, number of drug cases until her June, 2011, reassignment out of the Hinton drug lab.[1] read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - March 6, 2014 at 5:21 am

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Commonwealth v. Torres (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-021-14)

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

12‑P‑919                                        Appeals Court

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  JUAN TORRES.

No. 12‑P‑919.

Bristol.     January 7, 2014.  ‑  March 5, 2014.

Present:  Katzmann, Fecteau, & Milkey, JJ.

FirearmsMotor Vehicle, Firearms.  Search and Seizure, Inventory.  Constitutional Law, Search and seizure.  Practice, Criminal, Motion to suppress.

Indictments found and returned in the Superior Court Department on July 30, 2010.

A pretrial motion to suppress evidence was heard by Richard T. Moses, J., and the cases were tried before Robert J. Kane, J. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - March 6, 2014 at 1:46 am

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