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Commonwealth v. Pena

Docket #SJC-10005
Date March 6, 2009
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JusticesMarshall, C.J., Ireland, Cowin, Cordy, Gants, JJ.
SummaryJury and jurors. Practice, Criminal, Empanelment of jury, Voir dire, Mistrial, Confrontation of witnesses, Instructions to jury, Argument by counsel, Argument by prosecutor, New trial, Assistance of counsel, Capital case. Evidence, Photograph, Relevancy and materiality, Cumulative evidence, Expert opinion, Unavailable witness, Business record, Medical record. Practice, Criminal, Judicial discretion. Constitutional law, Confrontation of witnesses, Assistance of counsel. Mental impairment. Homicide.
Appealed FromSuffolk Superior Court, Justice Frank M. Gaziano
BriefsSee selection available in PDF format at Supreme Judicial Court website
Counsel for Appellant
Pena:  Stephen Neyman
Counsel for Appellee
Commonwealth:  Helle Sachse
OpinionClick to link to the slip opinion of the Supreme Judicial Court, in PDF format (requires Adobe Acrobat)

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