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Commonwealth v. Thomas

Docket #SJC-09210
Date December 7, 2006
VideoView oral argument with Windows Media Player
JusticesMarshall, C.J., Greaney, Ireland, Spina, Sosman, JJ.
SummaryHomicide. Constitutional law, Assistance of counsel, Confrontation of witnesses. Due process of law, Assistance of counsel, Defendant wearing prison clothing at trial. Practice, Criminal, Capital case, Assistance of counsel, New trial, Jury and jurors, Voir dire, View, Confrontation of witnesses, Instructions to jury. Jury and jurors. Evidence, Competency, Sanity, Insanity, Opinion, Prior misconduct. Witness, Child, Competency. Mental impairment.
Appealed FromBristol Superior Court, Justice Patrick F. Brady
Counsel for Appellant
Thomas:  Alan Jay Black
Counsel for Appellee
Commonwealth:  William R. Connolly

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

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