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Evidence of victim’s bad acts excluded (access required)

A murder defendant, who is claiming self-defense, will not be allowed to introduce the victim’s convictions for a 1995 robbery and for a later assault and battery of defendant. Overview Defendant has been charged with first-degree murder and arson of a dwelling house. She intends to claim self-defense. The commonwealth has filed a motion in limine to ...