Articles Posted in Violent Crimes

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court yesterday affirmed the conviction of a 19-year-old Chelsea man who was found guilty of murdering his mother.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Cartright. Continue Reading

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today affirmed a Dorchester woman’s conviction for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon in a case that involved her hitting her five-year-old son in the face with a belt.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. DobsonContinue Reading

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court yesterday reversed the convictions of a Worcester man who was accused of possessing ingredients with the intent to manufacture an incendiary device.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. AldanaContinue Reading

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today affirmed the second-degree murder conviction of a man who, while fleeing the cops in October of 2012, caused a seven-car crash that killed a woman.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. MooreContinue Reading

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court affirmed a mentally ill woman’s murder conviction, despite acknowledging her trial attorney had improperly failed to consult with a mental health expert prior to trial.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Field. Continue Reading

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today reversed an Everett man’s conviction for assaulting an elderly woman (his neighbor) when surveillance video of the incident was accidentally erased and the only witness – a police officer – was improperly permitted to describe what he saw on the video.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Connolly. 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

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