Commonwealth v. Purdy, SJC-10739, 2011 WL 1421367 (Mass. Apr. 15, 2011)

Key Insight: Where Commonwealth offered evidence that at-issue emails originated from an account bearing defendant?s name and acknowledged to be used by defendant; that the emails were found on the hard drive of defendant?s computer for which he supplied the passwords; that at least one email contained a picture of defendant, and that in another, he provided an accurate description of ?the unusual set of services provided by the salon and of himself (?hairstylist, art and antiques dealer, [and] massage therapist?), the judge did not err in concluding the emails were properly authenticated as having been authored by the defendant, despite defendant?s denial of the same

Nature of Case: Convictions related to prostitution

Electronic Data Involved: Emails

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