|Date ||September 7, 2012|
|Video||No videorecording available.
|Justices||Ireland, C.J., Spina, Cordy, Botsford, Gants, Duffly, Lenk, JJ.
|Summary ||Homicide. Joint enterprise. Constitutional law, Admissions and confessions, Assistance of counsel, Confrontation of witnesses. Practice, Criminal, Admissions and confessions, Assistance of counsel, Confrontation of witnesses, Severance, Redaction, Instructions to jury, Argument by prosecutor, Jury and jurors, Duplicative convictions, Capital case. Evidence, Hearsay, Verbal completeness, Joint venturer, Expert opinion, Photograph. Jury and jurors. Felony-murder rule. |
|Appealed From||Suffolk Superior Court, Justice Charles T. Spurlock|
|Briefs||See selection available in PDF format at Supreme Judicial Court website|
|Counsel for Appellant|
|Rivera: Stephen Paul Maidman|
Brown: Charles K. Stephenson
|Counsel for Appellee|
|Commonwealth: Teresa K. Anderson|
|Opinion||Click to link to the slip opinion of the Supreme Judicial Court, in PDF format (requires Adobe Acrobat) |