Commonwealth v McGonagle

SJC-12292
Argue Date: Thursday October 5, 2017
*Summary:   Sentencing-- The defendant, convicted of assault and battery, claims that allowing the victim to have made a victim impact statement regarding a recommended sentence constitutes cruel and unusual punishment in violation of the United States and Massachusetts constitutions.
Justices: Gants, C.J., Gaziano, Lowy, Budd, Cypher, Kafker, JJ.
Appellant: Shawn A. McGonagle
Counsel for Appellant: Max Bauer, Esquire
Appellee: Commonwealth
Counsel for Appellee: Cailin M. Campbell, A.D.A.
Court Appealed From: Boston Municipal, W. Roxbury Div.
Lower Court Judge: Paul J. McManus, J.
Route to SJC: Direct Appellate Review
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