Commonwealth v. Pinney

SJC-12197
Argue Date: Monday December 4, 2017
*Summary:   Criminal; Double Jeopardy-- In a murder prosecution, the court granted the defendant’s motion for a mistrial on the basis of juror misconduct; whether trying the defendant a second time would violate principles of double jeopardy.
Justices: Gants, C.J., Gaziano, Lowy, Cypher, Kafker, JJ.
Appellant: Frederick Pinney
Counsel for Appellant: John M. Thompson, Esquire Linda J. Thompson, Esquire
Appellee: Commonwealth
Counsel for Appellee: Bethany C. Lynch, A.D.A. Matthew Green, A.D.A.
Court Appealed From: SJC for Suffolk County
Lower Court Judge: Richard J. Carey, J.
Route to SJC: Direct Entry: Appeal from Single Justice Order/Judgment
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