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The Massachusetts Appeals Court today ruled that parts of an accused murderer’s statement to the police cannot be used at trial because he was not provided with his Miranda warnings.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. PinneyContinue reading ›

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. SilviaContinue reading ›

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. BarillasContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court yesterday upheld a superior court judge’s decision to grant a new trial to a Mattapan man who had been convicted of shooting to death a 19-year-old man following a baby shower in Roslindale.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. PerezContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today ruled that a juvenile court judge had improperly found a juvenile in violation of his probation, where the only evidence presented was in the form of unreliable hearsay offered by his probation officer.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Grant G.  Continue reading ›

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