Articles Posted in Violent Crimes

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld the Boston Police Department’s warrantless seizure of a car that was potentially connected to a murder on Christmas Day of 2013.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. HolnessContinue Reading

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today affirmed the first-degree murder convictions against a drug-addicted Lynn man who slit the throats of his mother and grandmother in 2012.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. WrightContinue Reading

The Massachusetts Appeals Court yesterday agreed with a superior court judge that the stop of a home invasion suspect, and a subsequent search of his backpack, was supported by reasonable suspicion and therefore constitutional.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. HilaireContinue Reading

A Cambridge District Court jury today found Attorney Chris Spring’s client not guilty of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon in a case that involved allegations of significant histories of domestic violence by both parties.  Continue Reading

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today concluded the Massachusetts statute that allows crime victims to personally address the judge who is about to impose sentence on defendants is constitutional.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. McGonagleContinue Reading

The Massachusetts Appeals Court yesterday reversed a superior court judge’s decision to dismiss some charges related to a bar fight at a restaurant in Plymouth that left the victim with serious injuries to his head.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. JohnsonContinue Reading

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