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Criminal – Wife Murder – Firearm Use – Protective Order (access required)

Admission of the protective order defendant’s wife had obtained against him, at his trial for her murder, did not violate his Confrontation Clause rights under Crawford v. Washington, 541 U.S. 36 (2004), and his firearm and murder convictions are affirmed. The commonwealth offered the protective order into evidence not to prove that defendant in fact assaulted ...

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