|Date ||October 6, 2006 |
|Video||View oral argument with Windows Media Player
|Justices||Marshall, C.J., Greaney, Spina, Cowin, Cordy, JJ.
(prepared by Suffolk University Law School)
|Homicide. Constitutional law, Burden of proof, Harmless error, Assistance of counsel. Due process of law, Burden of proof, Assistance of counsel. Error, Harmless. Practice, Criminal, Capital case, Required finding, Instructions to jury, Presumptions and burden of proof, Harmless error, Assistance of counsel, Comment by prosecutor, Argument by prosecutor. Intent. Evidence, Expert opinion. Witness, Expert.
|Appealed From||Barnstable Superior Court, Justice Margaret R. Hinkle|
|Counsel for Appellant|
|Nolin: Leslie W. O'Brien|
|Counsel for Appellee|
|Commonwealth: Julia K. Holler|
|Opinion||Click to link to the slip opinion of the Supreme Judicial Court, in PDF format (requires Adobe Acrobat) |