Commonwealth v. Michelle carter
Taunton, Massachusetts (CNN)Conrad Roy III's online searches in the weeks before taking his life included articles with titles such as "Painless suicide -- A complete guide to suicide," and "Quick, easy ways to commit suicide," according to a defense witness at his girlfriend's Massachusetts trial on involuntary manslaughter charges.
The testimony of forensic expert Steven Verronneau on Friday came after Bristol County Juvenile Court Judge Lawrence Moniz rejected a defense motion for a not guilty verdict against Michelle Carter, who prosecutors said cajoled Roy to kill himself in July 2014 by inhaling carbon monoxide in his pickup truck.
COMMONWEALTH v. aaron hernandez
By John R. Ellement GLOBE STAFF AUGUST 19, 2016
Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez lost a legal battle Friday when the state’s highest court ruled that Suffolk prosecutors can examine a cellphone they believe will help convict Hernandez at his upcoming double murder and witness intimidation trial.
The Supreme Judicial Court ruled prosecutors can examine a cellphone Hernandez handed over to a former lawyer in June 2013 while he was under investigation for the death of Odin L. Lloyd, a murder that Hernandez has since been convicted of committing.