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COMMONWEALTH vs. RALPH NESBITT
SJC-09824
CASE HEADER
Case StatusDecided (Full Opinion)Status Date08/18/2008
NatureMurder1 appealEntry Date09/12/2006
AppellantDefendantCase TypeCriminal
Brief StatusBrief Due
QuorumMarshall, C.J., Greaney, Spina, Cowin, Cordy, JJ.
Argued Date04/10/2008Decision Date08/18/2008
AC/SJ NumberCitation452 Mass. 236
DAR/FAR NumberLower Ct Number
Lower CourtBristol Superior CourtLower Ct JudgeGary A. Nickerson, J.
Route to SJCDirect Entry: Murder 1

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Transcripts received: 7 vols. Dates: 3/16/05, 3/22/05, 3/23/05, 3/24/05, 3/25/05, 3/28/05, and 3/29/05. (Box no. 73)

INVOLVED PARTY ATTORNEY APPEARANCE
Commonwealth
Plaintiff/Appellee
Red brief filed
18 Main Br.
2 Extensions, 126 Days
Craig A. Souza, A.D.A.
Ralph Nesbitt
Defendant/Appellant
Blue brief & appendix filed
18 Main Br., 18 App.
2 Extensions, 58 Days
Stewart T. Graham, Jr., Esquire

BRIEFS
Appellant Nesbitt Brief Appellant Nesbitt Brief Appellee Commonwealth Brief Appellee Commonwealth Brief

DOCKET ENTRIES
Entry Date  Paper   Entry Text
09/12/2006 #1 Entered. Notice to counsel.
01/04/2007 #2 MOTION to extend to 3/9/07 filing of brief of Ralph Nesbitt or Motion for new trial by Stewart T. Graham, Jr., Esquire.
01/04/2007   ALLOWANCE of Paper #2 to 03/09/2007 for filing of brief of Defendant/Appellant Ralph Nesbitt. Notice to counsel.
03/06/2007 #3 SERVICE of brief & appendix for Defendant/Appellant Ralph Nesbitt by Stewart T. Graham, Jr., Esquire.
06/07/2007 #4 MOTION to extend to 9/27/07 filing of brief of Commonwealth by Craig A. Souza, A.D.A..
06/11/2007   ALLOWANCE of Paper #4 to 09/27/2007 for filing of brief of Plaintiff/Appellee Commonwealth. No further enlargements anticipated. Notice to counsel.
06/26/2007 #5 NOTICE of September argument sent.
09/27/2007 #6 MOTION to extend to 10/11/07 filing of brief of Commonwealth by Craig A. Souza, A.D.A..
10/01/2007   ALLOWANCE of Paper #6 to 10/11/2007 for filing of brief of Plaintiff/Appellee Commonwealth. Notice to counsel.
10/15/2007 #7 Letter from Ralph Nesbitt to request the docket entries. (Copy sent to him)
10/16/2007 #8 NOTICE of December argument sent.
10/18/2007 #9 MOTION to extend to 10/18/07 filing of brief of Commonwealth by Craig A. Souza, A.D.A.. *ALLOWED.
10/18/2007 #10 SERVICE of brief for Plaintiff/Appellee Commonwealth by Craig A. Souza, A.D.A.
11/01/2007 #11 LETTER from R. Nesbitt requesting docket sheet. (Note: copy was sent on 10/15.).
11/19/2007 #12 NOTICE of January argument sent.
12/19/2007 #13 NOTICE of February argument sent.
01/18/2008 #14 NOTICE of March argument sent.
02/26/2008 #15 NOTICE of April argument sent.
03/07/2008 #16 ORDERED for argument on April 10. Notice sent.
04/10/2008   Oral argument held. (CJM G S C CY).
05/12/2008 #17 Mr. Nesbitt requests copy of docket sheet. (Sent.)
05/12/2008 #18 Mr. Nesbitt requests a copy of the "transcript" of the hearing on 4/10. CD sent to Atty Graham.
08/18/2008 #19 RESCRIPT (Full Opinion): Judgments affirmed. (By the Court) Reasons as on file. Notice sent.
09/15/2008   RESCRIPT ISSUED to trial court.

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