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Ruling on joinder of sex crime trials clarified (access required)

Where defendant is charged with sexually abusing his two stepdaughters and has demanded separate jury trials, the court clarifies its prior ruling and holds that all of the charges against defendant involving one of his stepdaughters can be tried at a common trial. Background The commonwealth charged defendant Rose with sex crimes involving his two stepdaughters, M.W. ...