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Commonwealth v. Vives

Docket #SJC-09399
Date September 8, 2006
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JusticesMarshall, C.J., Greaney, Ireland, Spina, Cowin, Cordy, JJ.
SummaryPractice, Criminal, Instructions to jury, Presumptions and burden of proof, Duplicative convictions, Capital case. Intent. Robbery. Self-defense. Homicide. Felony-murder rule.
Appealed FromHampden Superior Court, Justice Daniel A. Ford
Counsel for Appellant
Vives:  Charles K. Stephenson
Counsel for Appellee
Commonwealth:  Bethany C. Lynch
Amici Curiae  

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