Boston: S.J.C. refuses to overturn Brockton man’s conviction

The state’s highest court has upheld a Brockton man’s first-degree murder conviction.

Jean Claude Jules was convicted of killing his girlfriend in 2007 and sentenced to life.

The woman was found stabbed to death in her car, but Jules said she accidentally stabbed herself during a confrontation the couple was having.

The Supreme Judicial Court didn’t accept Jules’ argument that the conviction should be overturned because he didn’t make his statements to police voluntarily, and that his inability to speak English affected his statements, despite the presence of a translator during questioning.

About Garo Hagopian

Garo Hagopian has been a member of the WATD family as a weekend news anchor since 2008, and has been a writer-producer-editor at WBZ in Boston since 1996.