Court Case Record COMMONWEALTH vs. HANKY BETTENCOURT 2014-P-0485


Court Case Number: 2014-P-0485

Case Number2014-P-0485
Case TypeCriminal
StateMassachusetts, MA
CourtEssex Superior Court
Court Address
Field Date09/19/2007
Close Date12/15/2014


Elin H. Graydon, A.D.A.CommonwealthPlaintiff/Appellee
Hanky BettencourtPro Se Defendant/Appellant
Entry Date Paper Entry Text
04/02/2014 #1 Transcripts received: NONE
04/02/2014 #2 Entered.
04/02/2014 #3 Notice of entry sent.
04/07/2014 #4 Letter from Hanky Bettencourt re: Enter appeal.
04/11/2014 #5 RE#3: No action necessary. *Notice.
05/12/2014 #6 Motion for appointment of counsel, filed by Hanky Bettencourt.
05/12/2014 #7 Motion to file non-conforming brief, filed by Hanky Bettencourt.
05/15/2014 #8 RE#4: Appellate proceedings stayed to 6/9/14 by when defendant is to submit an affidavit of indigency and a copy of his institutional canteen account statement for the past six months. As there is no right to the appointment of counsel in a case of this nature, see Comm. v. Conceicao, 388 Mass. 255 (1983), counsel would be appointed for screening purposes only. *Notice.
05/15/2014 #9 RE#5: No action taken as appellant has moved for appointment of counsel. Appellant may renew his motion, if necessary, once a determination is made as to the appointment of counsel. *Notice.
06/03/2014 #10 Letter from Hanky Bettencourt re: Affidavit of indigency, canteen account & change of address.
06/18/2014 #11 RE#6: Defendant's appeal is referred to CPCS for screening purposes only. Appellate proceedings remain stayed to 7-31-14. Status report due then from CPCS or screening counsel concerning outcome of screening. *Notice.
08/19/2014 #12 Letter of CPCS re: assignment of Robert A. O'Meara, Esquire as defendant's counsel screening only.
09/02/2014 #13 Entry of Notice preceding dismissal: Standing Order Governing Dismissals for Lack of Prosecution struck as having entered in error. See paper #8
09/05/2014 #14 Notice of appearance of Robert A. O'Meara as screening counsel for Hanky Bettencourt.
09/05/2014 #15 Status Report, filed by Hanky Bettencourt.
09/08/2014 RE#9: The court's 9/2/14 notice preceding dismissal is hereby struck as having entered in error. Paper #7 should have been treated as CPCS status report. Appellate proceedings stayed to 10/8/14 by when screening counsel to update the court as to appellant's request for appointment of counsel. *Notice.
10/27/2014 Notice preceding dismissal: Standing Order Governing Dismissals for Lack of Prosecution.
10/31/2014 Motion to allow late filing of progress report, filed by Hanky Bettencourt.
10/31/2014 Status Report, filed by Hanky Bettencourt.
11/07/2014 RE#10: Allowed and accepted for filing this date. *Notice.
11/07/2014 RE#11: Appellate proceedings STAYED to 12/08/2014. Status report due 12/08/2014 regarding the outcome of counsel's review of the case for appointment purpose. *Notice.
12/15/2014 ORDER: DISMISSAL under Standing Order Governing Dismissals for Lack of Prosecution.