The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today upheld the murder conviction against a Haverhill man who killed his girlfriend in 2002.  The defendant had argued at trial that he was temporarily insane at the time of the killing, as he was suffering from the side-effects of an antiviral drug he had been taking to treat his hepatitis C.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. FacellaContinue Reading

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today affirmed the murder conviction against a Charlestown man who participated in the home invasion of an alleged drug dealer that resulted in the alleged drug dealer’s son’s death.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. SullivanContinue Reading

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today reversed a superior court judge’s determination that Lawrence cops acted unconstitutionally by forcing their way into an apartment without a warrant to investigate the report of a man with a gun.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Arias. Continue 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

In an important decision delivered today, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court concluded it was error for a trial judge to mention the Breathalyzer test to a jury in a case where the defendant was charged with operating under the influence of alcohol but chose not to take the test.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Wolfe. Continue Reading