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Commonwealth v. O'Laughlin

Docket #SJC-09587
Date January 4, 2006
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JusticesMarshall, C.J., Greaney, Ireland, Spina, Cowin, Sosman, Cordy, JJ.
SummaryBurglary. Armed assault in a dwelling. Armed assault with intent to murder. Assault by means of a dangerous weapon. Practice, Criminal, Required finding, Voir dire, Instructions to jury, Argument by prosecutor. Evidence, Consciousness of guilt, Expert opinion, Prior misconduct, Handwriting exemplar. Constitutional law, Self-incrimination. Search and seizure, Consent, Deoxyribonucleic acid. Intent. Grand jury.
Appealed FromBerkshire Superior Court, Justice Thomas J. Curley, Jr
Counsel for Appellant
O'Laughlin:   Kenneth I. Seiger
Counsel for Appellee
Commonwealth:   David F. Capeless

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

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