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Commonwealth v. Kirwan

Docket #SJC-08626
Date December 7, 2006
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JusticesMarshall, C.J., Greaney, Ireland, Spina, Sosman, JJ.
SummaryHomicide. Practice, Criminal, Capital case, Admissions and confessions, Voluntariness of statement, Assistance of counsel, Cross-examination by prosecutor, Argument by counsel, Argument by prosecutor, Instructions to jury. Evidence, Admissions and confessions, Voluntariness of statement, Consciousness of guilt. Constitutional law, Admissions and confessions, Assistance of counsel. Due process of law, Assistance of counsel.
Appealed FromPlymouth Superior Court (Brockton), Justice Richard J. Chin
Counsel for Appellant
Kirwan:  Stephen Paul Maidman
Counsel for Appellee
Commonwealth:  Carolyn A. Burbine

OpinionClick to link to the slip opinion of the Supreme Judicial Court, in PDF format (requires Adobe Acrobat)

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