which court takes a crime case?

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Country: United States of America
State: Massachusetts

I am writing a novel and I need to know what's the rule for the assignation of a crime to a court. For example: a man disappeared in Boston. The Police arrested his wife suspecting she killed him. By which Court in Boston will the pre-trial hearings and the trial be held?


See http://www.worldlawdirect.com/article/962/How_a_crime_is_prosecuted.html