The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts on Tuesday denied an appeal for a retrial or a lessening of the degree of guilt by Jabrai Jordan Copney, the gunman convicted of the May 2009 Kirkland House shooting.
A Massachusetts court has dismissed the wrongful death suit filed against Harvard and three of its employees by the mother of Justin D. C. D. Cosby.
As a judge heard arguments for the first time relating to B. Denise Cosby’s wrongful death lawsuit against Harvard for the 2009 murder of her son in Kirkland House, lawyers for Harvard said that the University cannot be held responsible for the drug deal gone wrong, and the suit should be dismissed.
Facing a lawsuit faulting the University and Lowell House administrators for the death of a 21-year-old man on Harvard’s campus in 2009, Harvard said in a legal filing last week that it cannot be blamed for the death of a non-student drug dealer who was killed during a transaction in Kirkland House.
Blayn Jiggetts, one of three men found guilty of the murder that took place in a Harvard dormitory two years ago, was sentenced to 9 to 12 years in prison.
Former Harvard student Brittany J. Smith pleaded guilty Friday to five of the six counts related to the 2009 shooting in Kirkland House and was sentenced to three years in prison.
A change of plea hearing has been set for Sept. 30 in the case of Brittany J. Smith—the former Harvard student charged as an accessory in the May 2009 killing of a Cambridge drug dealer.
A judge has denied Brittany J. Smith’s motion to dismiss charges for her involvement in the May 2009 shooting in Kirkland House.