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Commonwealth v. McCowen


Docket #SJC-09935
Date May 7, 2010
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JusticesMarshall, C.J., Ireland, Spina, Cowin, Cordy, Botsford, Gants, JJ.
SummaryConstitutional law, Admissions and confessions, Waiver of constitutional rights, Fair trial, Confrontation of witnesses, Jury. Practice, Criminal, Admissions and confessions, Voluntariness of confession, Indictment, Dismissal, Grand jury proceedings, Venue, Empanelment of jury, Deliberation of jury, Challenge to jurors, Disclosure of evidence, Capital case. Evidence, Admissions and confessions, Prior misconduct, Relevancy and materiality, Judicial discretion, Hearsay, Expert opinion, Nonexistence of evidence, Relating to deliberation by jurors. Grand jury. Jury and jurors. Deoxyribonucleic acid. Due process of law, Fair trial.
Appealed FromBarnstable Superior Court, Justice Gary A. Nickerson
BriefsSee selection available in PDF format at Supreme Judicial Court website
Counsel for Appellant
(Appearing)
McCowen:  Robert A. George, Gary G. Pelletier
Counsel for Appellee
(Appearing)
Commonwealth:  Julia K. Holler

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

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