Articles Posted in Violent Crimes

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 ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today ruled that an assault victim who suffered cuts on his fingers while being slashed with a knife did not sustain a “bodily injury” as defined by the state hate crime statute.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. SudlerContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today affirmed a New Bedford man’s child abuse convictions following a jury trial in which it was proven the defendant viciously beat a small child with a belt.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Garcia. Continue reading ›