Commonwealth v. Joann Sliech

COMMONWEALTH v. SLIECH-BRODEUR (2010) involves an individual convicted of murder.

The individual had brought a CR defense, and had a defense expert. The prosecution sought a Rule 14 examination, and the court ordered much of the records that the defense expert used turned over to the prosecution’s expert.  Here the SJC overturns the conviction of the defendant, finding that too much of the defense expert’s records had been ordered to be turned over to the prosecution’s expert.  The SJC goes further to instruct the committee that has responsibility for reviewing the Criminal Procedure Rules (including Rule 14) to be more specific in what can actually be ordered to be turned over to the prosecutor’s expert in a Rule 14 exam.

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Commonwealth v. Joann Sliech-Brodeur (2010) (.pdf)