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Commonwealth v. Burgess

Docket #SJC-09473
Date November 9, 2007
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JusticesMarshall, C.J., Ireland, Spina, Cowin, Cordy, JJ.
SummaryHomicide. Constitutional law, Confrontation of witnesses. Evidence, Testimonial statement, Hearsay, Hypothetical question, Self-defense. Practice, Criminal, Hearsay, Instructions to jury, Assistance of counsel, Argument by prosecutor. Self-defense.
Appealed FromPlymouth Superior Court, Justice Charles M. Grabau
BriefsSee selection available in PDF format at Supreme Judicial Court website
Counsel for Appellant
Burgess:  Kathleen M. McCarthy
Counsel for Appellee
Commonwealth:  Robert J. Bender

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

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