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Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Reverses Manslaughter Conviction for Man who Gave Heroin to Friend who Overdosed

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today overturned an involuntary manslaughter conviction against a defendant whose friend died of a drug overdose after shooting heroin provided to him by the defendant.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Carrillo. (more…)
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Massachusetts Appeals Court Upholds Gun Conviction, Despite Trial Judge’s Incomplete Jury Instructions

In a split decision, the Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld the gun conviction resulting from a motor vehicle stop by a state trooper in Lawrence.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Silvelo.  (more…)
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Massachusetts Appeals Court Rules Imprisoned Convict is Entitled to the Return of his Phone Containing Explicit Images of Victim

Posted on September 11, 2019 in
The Massachusetts Appeals Court today ruled that a prisoner is entitled to have his cell phones returned to him, despite the presence of sexually-explicit images of the victim on the phones.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Salmons. (more…)
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Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Overturns Gun Conviction Where Juror Was Improperly Dismissed

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today reversed a Leicester man's convictions for firearm offenses after concluding the trial judge had improperly removed a juror during deliberations.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Tiscione.  (more…)
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Massachusetts Appeals Court Rules Information In Warrant Was Too Old To Justify Search

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld a Suffolk Superior Court judge's order suppressing a gun found during the execution of a search warrant, because the information contained in the warrant application was two months old.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Hart.  (more…)
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