Articles Posted in Violent Crimes

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

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 today affirmed the murder convictions against two men who robbed and shot to death a drug dealer in a Fall River housing complex.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. MendezContinue Reading

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today affirmed the murder conviction of a man who delivered a pipe bomb to the woman he was stalking, resulting in her death.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. CarusoContinue Reading

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today affirmed the first-degree murder conviction of a man who was found guilty by jurors who were permitted by the judge to watch news coverage of the killing.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. MartinezContinue Reading

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today reversed a superior court judge’s decision not to seal the criminal record of a man charged with murder, and remanded the case to the superior court for further consideration.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. DoeContinue Reading