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Massachusetts Appeals Court Upholds Conviction in Vicious Jail Assault

Posted on April 2, 2020 in
The Massachusetts Appeals Court today affirmed an inmate's conviction for slashing another inmate with a homemade weapon at the Norfolk County House of Correction in 2012.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Inoa.  (more…)
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Massachusetts Appeals Court Affirms Former Salem Cop’s Conviction for Indecent Assault and Battery on a Detainee

Posted on March 26, 2020 in
The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld a former Salem police officer's conviction for sexually assaulting a man who was in protective custody at the police station.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Butler. (more…)
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Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Limits Use of GPS Monitoring on Defendants Waiting for Trial

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today substantially limited the number of cases where a judge can order a defendant to wear a GPS monitor while awaiting trial.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Norman.  (more…)
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Massachusetts Appeals Court Upholds Mayhem Conviction Related to Victim Having his Finger Amputated over Money Dispute

Posted on March 10, 2020 in
The Massachusetts Appeals Court today affirmed a woman's convictions for multiple crimes, including mayhem, after determining the evidence was sufficient to prove she directed one of her employees to cut off the finger of another of her employees.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Silvia.  (more…)
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Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Excludes Evidence Illegally Seized from Defendant’s Cell Phone by Police in Lynn Murder Case

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today upheld a superior court judge's decision to prohibit the Commonwealth from introducing evidence seized by the police from a cell phone found in the defendant's pocket when he was arrested in connection with a murder investigation.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Barillas.  (more…)
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