|Date (2009 hearing) ||October 9, 2009: Hearing|
November 8, 2012: Rehearing
|Video||View 2009 oral argument with Windows Media Player
View 2012 rehearing
|Justices||2009 Hearing: Marshall, C.J., Spina, Cowin, Botsford, Gants, JJ.|
2012 Re-Hearing: Ireland, C.J., Spina, Cordy, Botsford, Gants, Duffly, Lenk, JJ.
|Summary||2010 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 From||Norfolk County Superior Court, Justice Paul A. Chernoff|
|Briefs||See 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 Curiae||Committee for Public Counsel Services; Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Attorney General |
|Opinion||Click to link to the 2010 slip opinion of the Supreme Judicial Court, in PDF format (requires Adobe Acrobat) |
Link to the 2013 rehearing opinion