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Commonwealth v. Rivera

Docket #SJC-10912
Date September 7, 2012
VideoNo videorecording available.
JusticesIreland, 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 FromSuffolk Superior Court, Justice Charles T. Spurlock
BriefsSee 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

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

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