Articles Posted in Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

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 Supreme Judicial Court this week upheld a superior court judge’s decision to grant a new trail to a man who was convicted of starting a fire in 1982 that killed eight occupants of a Lowell apartment building.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Rosario. Continue Reading

In an important decision delivered earlier this week, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court held that police officers need a warrant to search the porch of a multifamily home.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. LeslieContinue Reading

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court this week limited the criminal exposure of defendants who are charged with violating the state’s habitual criminal statute.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Garvey. Continue Reading

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court yesterday reversed a defendant’s rape conviction after concluding the trial judge had erroneously allowed the prosecutor to elicit testimony that the defendant had confessed his guilt to his wife.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. GarciaContinue Reading

In an important decision delivered today, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court concluded a defendant who swallowed a baggie containing drugs to prevent its seizure did not violate the witness intimidation statute.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. TejedaContinue 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 a 4-3 decision, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today reversed convictions against two men who were found guilty of possessing burglarious tools as they walked along railroad tracks in Norton in the middle of a freezing February night in 2013.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. SquiresContinue Reading

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today upheld the first-degree murder conviction against a man who stabbed to death a Worcester businessman during a home invasion in the summer of 2011.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. RutherfordContinue Reading

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court yesterday reversed a terrible Appeals Court decision regarding the unconstitutional inventory search of a car in which the defendant was riding.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Crowley-ChesterContinue Reading