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Mother’s injuries were ‘permanent and significant’ (access required)

A defendant who hit and kicked his mother and struck her with a hammer before she died argued that the commonwealth failed to prove he injured her in a way that was “permanent and significant.” There is no injury “more significant and permanent as one which causes a victim’s death,” and evidence in this case ...