Blog Posts in May, 2015

  • Boston Herald: McGovern: Lawyers decry fed indictment against Timothy Flaherty

    Attorney Timothy Flaherty. Photo by Chitose Suzuki Thursday, May 28, 2015 By: Bob McGovern Timothy Flaherty may have cut some corners, and he might have made a tactical error if he indeed offered an alleged victim money in order to help his client. But that's not necessarily a federal crime. With Flaherty - a local defense attorney and the son of former House Speaker Charlie Flaherty - facing ...
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  • With Tsarnaev Sentencing Hearing Looming, A Marathon of Legal Proceedings May Be About to Begin

    So now that Dzhokar Tsarnaev has been "sentenced" to death on six (6) of seventeen (17) counts for which he was eligible for the death penalty (after the jury returned 30/30 counts guilty verdict against him in the so-called "Boston Marathon Bombing Case"), what happens next? Procedurally, the next step is his actual sentencing hearing, which is currently set for sometime in June. Essentially a ...
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  • Rulings Roundup

    Each week, the lawyers at Brad Bailey Law, P.C. review the most recent appellate rulings in criminal cases throughout Massachusetts and the First Circuit to keep abreast of, and well-informed about, the current state of the criminal law; to ensure they are equipped to provide the very best defense possible for their clients. Here's a recap of some state and federal rulings in MA in the past two ...
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  • FOX 25: Boston bombing jury has question hours into deliberations

    Former federal prosecutor and longtime criminal defense attorney Brad Bailey spoke with FOX 25’s Bob Ward about the 24 page jury verdict slip being utilized in the Boston Marathon Bombing trial’s penalty phase, and the protocol’s the Tsarnaev jury must follow in reaching their decision on whether or not to impose the death penalty. Look for Brad’s commentary at the 0:42 second mark. The original ...
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  • WBUR: Attorney Talks On Process Behind Tsarnaev Jurors' Deliberations

    By DEBORAH BECKER BOSTON The jury in the case of convicted marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev today enters the second full day of deliberations on whether Tsarnaev should be sentenced to death or imprisoned for the rest of his life. To reach that decision, jurors must complete a lengthy form about their judgement on each one of the 30 charges they have already found him guilty of committing. To ...
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  • FOX 25: Boston bombing jury finishes 1st full day of deliberations

    Former federal prosecutor and longtime criminal defense lawyer Brad Bailey spoke with FOX 25’s Heather Hegedus about the decision each of the Tsarnaev jurors is facing in the Boston Marathon Bombing trial’s penalty phase, and the heavy burden of deciding between life and death. Look for Brad’s commentary at the 1:30 minute mark. The original video is available at myfoxboston.com If you have this ...
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  • FOX 25: Nun: Tsarnaev said bombing victims didn’t deserve to suffer

    May 11, 2015 BOSTON ( MyFoxBoston.com/AP ) – Testimony in the death penalty phase of the Tsarnaev trial finished on Monday. Sister Helen Prejean took the stand Monday in the federal death penalty trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The judge allowed her to testify despite prosecutors’ objections. Prejean testified Monday that she began meeting with Tsarnaev in early March at the request of his defense ...
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  • FOX 25: Nun testifies that Tsarnaev is remorseful

    Attorney Brad Bailey spoke with FOX 25’s Bob Ward about the latest developments in the death penalty phase of the Tsarnaev Boston Marathon Bombing trial, including the testimony of anti-death penalty advocate Sister Helen Prejean, well-known for her book turned Hollywood movie, Dead Man Walking. Look for Brad’s commentary at the 1:50 minute mark. If you have this type of case contact Brad Bailey ...
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  • After Quick Decision to Charge in Gray Case, Obtaining Convictions May Not Be Black and White

    A week ago Saturday I was emailed by a friend who is a former state trooper. He was upset over the indictment of 6 Baltimore cops in connection with the death of Freddie Gray. The charges announced by State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby ranged from 2d degree ("depraved heart") murder to 2d degree assault and false imprisonment. Both voluntary and involuntary manslaughter were also amongst the crimes ...
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  • Deflategate or Framegate: Let’s Debate

    Full disclosure: I am an unabashed New England Patriots Fan, and have been nearly since the Team's inception (give or take a few years of brain development). If you detect a certain bias because of that, and/or choose to read no further, so be it. The choice is yours, just as much as the choice is mine to "weigh in" (no pun intended) on yesterday's Wells Report findings on "Deflategate." First, as ...
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  • The Tsarnaev Death Penalty Case — A Tale of Two Trials

    In the punishment phase of United States v. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev , with the Government having rested its case, and the defense having wrapped up the first week of theirs, (and with one juror home sick but presumed available again on Monday), I'm being asked two questions: What's left for the defense to do? And, Do I think he will "get the death penalty"? As far as the first question is concerned, no, ...
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