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Commonwealth v. Reveron
Massachusetts Court of Appeals
964 N.Ed.2d 369 (2012)
Andy O. Reveron (defendant) arranged a large cocaine transaction between a group of buyers and a group of sellers. Reveron did not know that the transaction’s participants would be armed, nor did he have information that violence was likely to occur during the transaction. During the transaction, one of the sellers shot and killed one of the buyers. Reveron was charged with felony conspiracy to violate controlled-substance laws. Reveron was also charged with second-degree felony murder. A jury found Reveron guilty of both charges. Reveron moved for a required finding of not guilty on the second-degree-murder charge. The trial court granted Reveron’s motion, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (plaintiff) appealed to the Massachusetts Court of Appeals.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Cypher, J.)
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