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Commonwealth v. Avila


Docket #SJC-10132
Date February 6, 2009
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JusticesMarshall, C.J., Ireland, Cordy, Botsford, Gants, JJ.
SummaryEvidence, Relevancy and materiality, Judicial discretion, Prior consistent statement, Verbal completeness, Cumulative evidence, Expert opinion, Hearsay, Hypothetical question, State of mind, Self-defense. Arrest. Practice, Criminal, Instructions to jury, Assistance of counsel, Confrontation of witnesses, Capital case. Constitutional law, Confrontation of witnesses, Assistance of counsel. Homicide.
Appealed FromEssex Superior Court, Justice Howard J. Whitehead
BriefsSee selection available in PDF format at Supreme Judicial Court website
Counsel for Appellant
(Appearing)
Avila:  Chrystal A. Murray
Counsel for Appellee
(Appearing)
Commonwealth:  Catherine Langevin Semel

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

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