The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court agreed that some of a prosecutor’s comments made during closing arguments about opposing counsel were improper but it wasn’t enough to warrant a new trial for a criminally-convicted defendant.
In 2019, the defendant, Kieson Cuffee, was indicted on various charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, assault by means of a dangerous weapon, assault and battery, and resisting arrest, after the Springfield Police Department allegedly connected him to a ShotSpotter alert, a gunfire detection system, according to the court’s opinion filed May 15.
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