Articles Posted in Violent Crimes

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld a man’s gun and assault convictions, rejecting his claim that the Massachusetts rule that required him to retreat before using force in self-defense violated his constitutional rights.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Leoner-AguirreContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today ruled that a juvenile court judge properly applied the transferred intent doctrine to convict a high school student of assault with a dangerous weapon.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Oswaldo O. Continue reading ›

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today upheld the first-degree murder conviction against a defendant who gunned down a man leaving a house party in Springfield in 2007.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Ayala. Continue reading ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld the conviction of a man who struck his female companion with his cane, rebuffing his argument that eyewitnesses were permitted to improperly identify him during his trial.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. StewartContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today ruled that the police did not act unreasonably in waiting 85 days to obtain a warrant to search a defendant’s cell phones when the phones were already being held by the police pending trial.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Arthur. Continue reading ›