Commonwealth v. Oberle

After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of three counts of assault and battery and one count of kidnapping. The conviction arose out of an incident of domestic violence. The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed, holding (1) the trial judge did not abuse his broad discretion in finding an impermissible pattern at the point he rejected Defendant’s peremptory challenge to a certain female juror; (2) the trial judge did not err in admitting evidence of a prior incident of alleged domestic violence between Defendant and the victim; and (3) there was sufficient evidence to support Defendant’s kidnapping conviction. View "Commonwealth v. Oberle" on Justia Law

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