The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today affirmed a man’s first-degree murder conviction following his trial in which it was proven he shot and killed his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. CollazoContinue Reading

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled this week that a potential juror who offered her opinion that the judicial system is rigged against young black men should not have been automatically excluded from serving on a jury deciding the fate of a young black male defendant.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. WilliamsContinue Reading

Earlier this week, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court affirmed a Salem man’s rape conviction despite ruling the trial judge had improperly instructed the jury on the defendant’s consent defense.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. ShermanContinue Reading

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court yesterday agreed with a Boston Municipal Court judge that there was no probable cause to arrest a man sitting in the passenger seat of a stolen car, and therefore his subsequent statements to the police must be suppressed.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. PridgettContinue Reading

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today reversed a man’s conviction for operating under the influence of alcohol (third offense) after concluding the prosecutor had introduced to the jury documents from the Registry of Motor Vehicles that referenced the defendant’s refusal to submit to Breathalyzer analysis on prior cases.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. CuevaContinue Reading

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld a defendant’s convictions for drug trafficking and illegal possession of a gun after the police caught him in the midst of a home invasion in his neighbor’s apartment.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. WoodsContinue Reading

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today affirmed a juvenile girl’s conviction for involuntary manslaughter after she successfully urged her boyfriend to commit suicide by way of carbon monoxide poisoning.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. CarterContinue Reading

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court yesterday affirmed the first-degree murder conviction of a defendant who beat a man to death with a baseball bat in Chelsea.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Chicas. Continue Reading

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court yesterday affirmed a woman’s money laundering conviction in a case involving the theft of more than $300,000 from her girlfriend’s parents.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. BrauneContinue Reading