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The Commonwealth Responds to Gardner’s Appeal on Aggravated Sexual Battery and Object Penetration Felony Convictions.

Click here for the Gardner Commonwealth Brief

Please be aware that the brief contains graphic and specific language regarding case particulars.  In that regard, we have redacted the initials of victims and replaced them with alpha designations.

Attorneys for Michael Gardner filed their appeal in his behalf last month and the Commonwealth’s Attorney has now filed its brief in opposition to the petition for appeal.  In view of the continuing press coverage of this matter, The Post is making available a copy of the Commonwealth’s brief in PDF form, which you can access from this site (the pdf is located at the top of this post directly below the cover photo of the brief). Please be aware that the brief contains graphic and specific language regarding case particulars.  In that regard, we have redacted the initials of victims and replaced them with alpha designations. In other instances we have removed other names using alternative designations to protect identities.  The Post will keep its readers advised of future developments in this matter.

Please note:  You may notice some format irregularities in the brief.  The Court of Appeals only provides written copies of submitted briefs and in transcribing the material into The Post format, there maybe some asymmetry with fonts and line dimensions.

 

2 Responses to "The Commonwealth Responds to Gardner’s Appeal on Aggravated Sexual Battery and Object Penetration Felony Convictions."

  1. DaveP says:

    Horrifying to read. Those poor girls. I hope they can truly put this behind them.

  2. Greenwayer says:

    Thank you for publishing this. Until now only one side of the appeal had been coverend in local media.

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