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Commonwealth v. Silva

Docket #SJC-09256
Date October 9, 2009
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JusticesMarshall, C.J., Spina, Cowin, Botsford, Gants, JJ.
SummaryHomicide. Practice, Criminal, Capital case, Grand jury proceedings, Indictment, Voir dire, Empanelment of jury, Opening statement, Argument by prosecutor, Instructions to jury, Assistance of counsel. Grand jury. Evidence, Grand jury proceedings, Relevancy and materiality. Jury and jurors. Malice. Self-defense.
Appealed FromBristol County Superior Court, Justice John A. Tierney
BriefsSee selection available in PDF format at Supreme Judicial Court website
Counsel for Appellant
Silva:  Alan Jay Black
Counsel for Appellee
Commonwealth:  Steven L. Gagne, Garrett R. Fregault

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

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