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No Collateral Estoppel on Firearm Charge (access required)

Although defendant was acquitted of murder and use of a firearm charges in connection with his fatal shooting of another man outside a barber shop, that acquittal did not collaterally estop his simultaneous conviction of possession of a gun as a convicted felon, the Court of Appeals says. The commonwealth contends collateral estoppel is not applicable ...