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Commonwealth v. Tolan

Docket #SJC-09748
Date December 5, 2008
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JusticesMarshall, C.J., Ireland, Spina, Cowin, Cordy, JJ.
SummaryPractice, Criminal, Admissions and confessions, Waiver, Voluntariness of confession, Assistance of counsel, Instructions to jury, Capital case. Constitutional law, Admissions and confessions, Waiver of constitutional rights, Assistance of counsel. Evidence, Expert opinion, Judicial discretion. Homicide.
Appealed FromBristol Superior Court, Justice Richard J. Chin
BriefsSee selection available in PDF format at Supreme Judicial Court website
Counsel for Appellant
Tolan:  Peter M. Onek
Counsel for Appellee
Commonwealth:  Shoshana E. Stern, Rachel Eisenhaure

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

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