Articles Posted in Violent Crimes

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today reinstated the murder conviction of Aaron Hernandez, ruling that his death while his case was being appealed did not justify vacating the guilty finding.  The decision can be read at Commonwealth v. HernandezContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld second-degree murder convictions against two men who assisted a fellow inmate in murdering an elderly inmate at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. ConnorsContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today affirmed a man’s first-degree murder conviction following his trial in which it was proven he shot and killed his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. CollazoContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld a defendant’s convictions for drug trafficking and illegal possession of a gun after the police caught him in the midst of a home invasion in his neighbor’s apartment.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. WoodsContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today affirmed a juvenile girl’s conviction for involuntary manslaughter after she successfully urged her boyfriend to commit suicide by way of carbon monoxide poisoning.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. CarterContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today affirmed the murder conviction against a Lawrence drug dealer who shot to death a man who was seeking to buy drugs from him.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. HernandezContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld the manslaughter conviction returned against a defendant who slammed her car into pedestrian in Springfield, killing her.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. FranceschiContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court yesterday rejected a convicted murderer’s plea for a new trial, concluding that the prosecutor presented sufficient evidence for his conviction.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. AndradeContinue reading ›