Articles Posted in Domestic Violence

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today upheld the murder conviction against Brockton man despite acknowledging multiple errors made by his attorney at trial.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Montrond. Continue Reading

The Massachusetts Appeals Court this week upheld the convictions of a man who violently stalked and attacked his ex-girlfriend by concluding the trial judge had properly admitted the ex-girlfriend’s hearsay statements under the forfeiture by wrongdoing rule.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Valentin. Continue Reading

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court yesterday upheld the murder and arson convictions against a Springfield man who stabbed his estranged wife and set her house on fire, causing her death.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. SanchezContinue Reading

In upholding a defendant’s kidnapping conviction yesterday, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled the defendant had attempted to unlawfully strike women from serving on his jury.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. William OberleContinue Reading

In an opinion released today, the Massachusetts Appeals Court upheld a Saugus mother’s conviction for beating her daughter despite expressing concern about the trial judge’s suggestion that he might jail the young victim for committing perjury.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. BeaulieuContinue Reading

In upholding the defendant’s conviction for committing an assault and battery against his former girlfriend, the Supreme Judicial Court provided guidance as to what constitutes a “substantive dating relationship” in the context of the new domestic violence law.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Dustin. Continue Reading

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today upheld the first-degree murder conviction of a Mansfield man who murdered his six-year-old daughter in July of 2009.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. GriffinContinue Reading

The Massachusetts Appeals Court yesterday upheld the assault and battery conviction and jail sentence imposed against a Springfield man who was convicted by a jury despite the alleged victim’s failure to testify at the trial.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. RodriguezContinue Reading

An Everett man who gunned down his ex-wife in the street in front of their home had his murder conviction upheld yesterday by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. PhilbrookContinue Reading