The Orleans County State’s Attorney’s Office has responded to Judge Lisa A. Warren’s dismissal
The Orleans County State’s Attorney’s Office has responded to Judge Lisa A. Warren’s dismissal of three felony convictions against a Massachusetts man due to the state’s violation of the rules of criminal procedure. Deputy State’s Attorney Michael A. Cricchi has filed a motion asking the court to reconsider the decision calling Judge Warren’s ruling “overly harsh” and “an abuse of the Court’s discretion.” Judge Warren found that the state did not provide evidence (discovery) to the defense, which may have been favorable to the defendant, as required by law. Former Orleans County State’s Attorney Jennifer Barrett was the lead prosecutor on the case against David Vaz, 33, of Springfield, Massachusetts. Cricchi was Barrett’s co-counsel at trial where the jury found Vaz guilty of aggravated assault, kidnapping and first-degree unlawful restraint.