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Commonwealth v. Greineder

Docket #SJC-08866
Date (2009 hearing) October 9, 2009: Hearing
November 8, 2012: Rehearing
VideoView 2009 oral argument with Windows Media Player
View 2012 rehearing
Justices2009 Hearing:  Marshall, C.J., Spina, Cowin, Botsford, Gants, JJ.
2012 Re-Hearing:  Ireland, C.J., Spina, Cordy, Botsford, Gants, Duffly, Lenk, JJ.
Summary2010 Opinion:  Jury and jurors. Practice, Criminal, Voir dire, Public trial, New trial, Findings by judge, Disqualification of judge, Argument by prosecutor, Judicial discretion, Assistance of counsel, Motion to suppress, Capital case. Constitutional law, Public trial, Jury, Confrontation of witnesses, Assistance of counsel. Deoxyribonucleic acid. Evidence, Expert opinion, Hearsay, Cross-examination, Prior misconduct, Motive, Relevancy and materiality, Cumulative evidence. Search and seizure, Automobile.
2013 Opinion:  Constitutional law, Confrontation of witnesses. Practice, Criminal, Confrontation of witnesses, Hearsay, Witness. Evidence, Expert opinion, Hearsay. Witness, Expert. Deoxyribonucleic acid.
Appealed FromNorfolk County Superior Court, Justice Paul A. Chernoff
BriefsSee selection available in PDF format at Supreme Judicial Court website
Counsel for Appellant
Greineder:  James L. Sultan, Jonathan P. Harwell
Counsel for Appellee
Commonwealth:  Varsha Kukafka
Amici CuriaeCommittee for Public Counsel Services; Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Attorney General

OpinionClick to link to the 2010 slip opinion of the Supreme Judicial Court, in PDF format (requires Adobe Acrobat)

Link to the 2013 rehearing opinion

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