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Commonwealth v. Mattei

Docket #SJC-10390
Date October 6, 2009
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JusticesMarshall, C.J., Ireland, Spina, Cowin, Cordy, Botsford, Gants, JJ.
SummaryHome invasion. Assault by means of a dangerous weapon. Dangerous weapon. Practice, Criminal, Required finding, Confrontation of witnesses, Impeachment by prior conviction, Assistance of counsel. Evidence, Expert opinion, Scientific test, Cross-examination, Impeachment of credibility. Deoxyribonucleic acid. Constitutional law, Confrontation of witnesses. Witness, Cross-examination, Impeachment.
Appealed FromEssex County Superior Court, Justice Diane M. Kottmyer
BriefsSee selection available in PDF format at Supreme Judicial Court website
Counsel for Appellant
Defendant:  Bonny M. Gilbert
Counsel for Appellee
Commonwealth:  Catherine Langevin Semel
Amici CuriaeCommittee for Public Counsel Services

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

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