- Associated Press - Friday, September 9, 2016

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. (AP) - A homeless Massachusetts man whose criminal trespassing cases went all the way to the state’s highest court has been sentenced to 30 days in jail.

The Berkshire Eagle (https://bit.ly/2cqhwMj ) reports that a judge on Thursday let stand the monthlong sentence imposed on 70-year-old David Magadini in 2014 for violating a no trespassing order.

Magadini was convicted of trespassing in various Great Barrington buildings in 2014. He appealed all the way to Supreme Judicial Court, arguing that he only went into the buildings to escape life-threatening cold weather.

The high court in June threw out six convictions, saying the judge should have allowed jurors to consider a so-called necessity defense, but let stand one conviction because the trespassing occurred during the summer.

Magadini has since been charged with 10 new trespassing violations.


Information from: The Berkshire (Mass.) Eagle, https://www.berkshireeagle.com

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