Commonwealth v. Kennedy

SJC-12345
Argue Date: Tuesday October 3, 2017
*Summary:   Criminal-- Where the defendant was convicted of sex crimes, whether the trial judge was required to have instructed the jury on reasonable mistake of fact with regard to the victim’s consent.
Justices: Gants, C.J., Gaziano, Lowy, Budd, Kafker, JJ.
Appellant: Christopher Kennedy
Counsel for Appellant: Merritt Schnipper, Esquire
Appellee: Commonwealth
Counsel for Appellee: Cynthia M. Von Flatern, Esquire , Thomas H. Townsend, A.D.A.
Court Appealed From: Hampshire Superior Court
Lower Court Judge: Daniel A. Ford, J.
Route to SJC: Direct Appellate Review
Amici Curiae: CPCS, Kari Hong, Brooke Kootman, Nicholas Dodson

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