Sabree v. CommonwealthAnnotate this Case
The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the judgment of a single justice of the court, pursuant to Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 211, 3, denying Appellant relief from prison sentences that Appellant claimed were illegal, holding that Appellant failed to meet his burden of demonstrating the absence of other routes by which he may adequately seek relief and also failed to create a record to substantiate his allegations. Specifically, Appellant had other means by which to seek review of his claim that his sentence was illegal and could have raised his ineffective assistance of counsel claim in a postconviction motion and an appeal from any adverse ruling. Appellant also failed to provide a record sufficient to evaluate his claims.