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Commonwealth v. Williams (SJC-09720)


Docket #SJC-09720
Date December 5, 2007
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JusticesMarshall, C.J., Ireland, Spina, Cordy, Botsford, JJ.
SummaryHomicide. Self-defense. Practice, Criminal, Capital case, Instructions to jury, Presumptions and burden of proof, Argument by prosecutor, Assistance of counsel. Evidence, Admissions and confessions, Self-defense, Pattern of conduct, Prior violent conduct. Constitutional law. Assistance of counsel.
Appealed FromSuffolk Superior Court, Justice Robert A. Mulligan
BriefsSee selection available in PDF format at Supreme Judicial Court website
Counsel for Appellant
(Appearing)
Williams:  Charles K. Stephenson
Counsel for Appellee
(Appearing)
Commonwealth:  Anne M. Thomas, Patrick Haggan

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

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