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En banc court clarifies overt act requirement (access required)

The court held that for a crime to be attempted, and thus for criminal liability to attach, the intended crime must be in progress to some extent. Background This appeal permits us to review and clarify our jurisprudence with respect to the quantum of evidence sufficient to constitute an attempt to commit a crime in the commonwealth. ...