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Commonwealth v. Johnson

Docket #SJC-10835
Date April 6, 2012
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JusticesIreland, C.J., Spina, Cordy, Gants, Duffly, JJ.
Summary Homicide. Constitutional law, Voluntariness of statement, Admissions and confessions, Burden of proof. Due process of law, Burden of proof. Evidence, Voluntariness of statement, Admissions and confessions, Scientific test, Expert opinion, Relevancy and materiality, Identification. Practice, Criminal, Capital case, Voluntariness of statement, Admissions and confessions, Motion to suppress, Argument by prosecutor, Presumptions and burden of proof. Felony-murder rule. Robbery. Firearms.
Appealed FromSuffolk Superior Court, Justice Frank M. Gaziano
BriefsSee selection available in PDF format at Supreme Judicial Court website
Counsel for Appellant
Johnson:  Greg T. Schubert
Counsel for Appellee
Commonwealth:  Zachary Hillman, Gretchen Lundgren

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

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