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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 11: Directed verdict; setting aside verdict, new trial or finding of guilty of included offense

Section 11. If a motion for a directed verdict of not guilty is denied and the case is submitted to the jury and a verdict of guilty is returned, the judge may on a renewed motion for a directed verdict of not guilty pursuant to the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure set aside the verdict and order a new trial, or order the entry of a finding of guilty of any offense included in the offense charged in the indictment or complaint.