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Commonwealth v. Pugh

Docket #SJC-10895
Date November 9, 2011
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JusticesIreland, C.J., Spina, Cordy, Botsford, Gants, Duffly, Lenk, JJ.
Summary Homicide. Practice, Criminal, Required finding. Wanton or reckless conduct. Parent and child, Duty to prevent harm. Constitutional law, Right to refuse medical treatment.
Appealed FromWorcester Superior Court; Justice Peter W. Agnes, Jr.
BriefsSee selection available in PDF format at Supreme Judicial Court website
Counsel for Appellant
Pugh:  Jaclyn R. Greenhalgh, Peter L. Ettenberg
Counsel for Appellee
Commonwealth:  Ellyn H. Lazar-Moore
Amici CuriaeAmerican Civil Liberties Union; American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts; Committee for Public Counsel Services, Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts

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

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