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No Collateral Estoppel on Firearm Charge (access required)

In defendant’s prosecution on firearm possession charges, the Norfolk Circuit Court denies defendant’s motions to estop the commonwealth from subsequent prosecution or from introducing evidence previously adjudicated during the trial in which defendant was acquitted of murder and use of a firearm charges arising from the same incident. On Oct. 26, 2012, a jury acquitted defendant ...