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Commonwealth v. Pearson

Appeals Court of Massachusetts, Middlesex

August 7, 2019

COMMONWEALTH
v.
WASHINGTON PEARSON.

          Heard: November 1, 2018.

         Indictments found and returned in the Superior Court Department on October 25, 2012, and December 10, 2013.

         A motion to correct the mittimus was considered by Douglas H. Wilkins, J., and a motion for reconsideration, filed on June 19, 2017, was considered by him.

          Edward Crane for the defendant.

          Timothy Ferriter, Assistant District Attorney, for the Commonwealth.

          Present: Agnes, Blake, & Neyman, JJ.

          NEYMAN, J.

         The defendant, Washington Pearson, was convicted of crimes stemming from multiple discrete acts committed in Norfolk and Middlesex counties. Following separate jury trials in the Superior Court in the respective counties where he committed the crimes, the defendant was convicted and sentenced to concurrent sentences to State prison. The defendant now appeals from an order denying the application of jail credits for overlapping periods of pretrial detention on the separate cases brought in Middlesex County (Middlesex case) and Norfolk County (Norfolk case), [1] Specifically, he contends that because the trial in the Middlesex case and the trial in the Norfolk case stemmed from the same course of criminal conduct, the cases were "related," such that he "was entitled to apply the jail credit he received for his pretrial confinement against the highest sentence imposed in either case." We affirm.

         Background.

         1. Norfolk case.

         The Norfolk case stemmed from four incidents. On January 26, 2012, the defendant broke into a home on Centre Street in Brookline and stole various valuable items. On February 6, 2012, the defendant broke into a home on Verndale Street in Brookline and stole several items including credit cards. The credit cards were later used the same day at stores in Boston and Cambridge. On February 8, 2012, the defendant broke into an apartment on James Street in Brookline and stole various items including an engagement ring, wedding band, and prescription pill bottle. Also on February 8, 2012, the defendant broke into a different apartment on James Street in Brookline and stole a camera, prescription pill bottle, and an "iPad" tablet computer.

         2. Middlesex case.

         On February 3, 2012, the defendant broke into a home on Putnam Avenue in Cambridge and stole several valuable items including a laptop computer and jewelry. On February 7, 2012, the defendant broke into a home on Hancock Street in Cambridge and stole several items including jewelry and a credit card. The credit card was used later that day at a store in Cambridge. On February 8, 2012, the defendant attempted to break and enter into a home on Franklin Street in Cambridge, but the attempt failed.

         On February 9, 2012, police officers arrested the defendant and his former wife at the defendant's residence in Lynn. The officers later obtained a warrant to search the defendant's residence, and located items from the ...


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