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Commonwealth v. Benoit

Docket #SJC-10120
Date April 9, 2008
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JusticesMarshall, C.J., Greaney, Ireland, Spina, Cowin, Cordy, Botsford, JJ.
SummaryJury and jurors. Practice, Criminal, Jury and jurors, Examination of jurors, Challenge to jurors, Empanelment of jury, Instructions to jury, Argument by prosecutor. Constitutional law, Jury. Self-defense. Evidence, Self-defense, Prior violent conduct.
Appealed FromMiddlesex Berkshire Superior Court, Justice Daniel A. Ford.
BriefsSee selection available in PDF format at Supreme Judicial Court website
Counsel for Appellant
Benoit:  Jane Larmon White
Counsel for Appellee
Commonwealth:  Paul J. Caccaviello, Karen L. Carlo
Amici CuriaeMassachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Suffolk Lawyers for Justice, Inc.

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

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