Justia Massachusetts Supreme Court Opinion Summaries

Commonwealth v. Caruso

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After a jury trial, Defendant was found guilty of murder in the first degree on theories of deliberate premeditation and extreme atrocity and cruelty. The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the jury’s verdict, holding (1) the admission of testimony by a jailhouse informant did not violate Defendant’s confrontation rights; (2) a ballistics expert properly testified to a report prepared by an unavailable expert; (3) the admission of testimony of the Commonwealth’s wire expert created no substantial likelihood of a miscarriage of justice; (4) no reversible error occurred in the admission of two types of evidence resulting from searches of Defendant’s computer; and (5) the admission of transcript of the victim’s testimony from earlier proceedings involving both Defendant and the victim was not in error. View "Commonwealth v. Caruso" on Justia Law