FACTS: In defendant's murder trial, the Commonwealth had presented evidence that in the weeks prior to the victim's death, defendant and his friend had confrontations with the victim. In his second new trial motion, defendant asserted that his friend's confession letter and incriminating statements made to a second friend were newly discovered evidence. The motion judge granted the motion.
CONCLUSION: The court vacated the order granting defendant a new trial and directed that a new order denying the motion be entered.
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