Press Releases from 2009
Feb 27, 2009

A Dorchester District Court judge today ordered two men held without bail following their arraignments on charges that they shot a 36-year-old man to death and nearly killed an adult female and her young child in the foyer of a Stanwood Street building earlier this year, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley announced.

Assistant District Attorney Edward Krippendorf told the court that Tyrone Smith died in a hail of gunfire as he used his body to shield the woman and 8-year-old child from bullets fired by TREVON MASON (D.O.B. 12/30/87) and DARYL PULLEN (D.O.B. 6/20/88), both of Dorchester, on the night of Jan. 7. more »

Feb 27, 2009

A Suffolk Superior Court judge today handed down the maximum sentence for the Roxbury man who shot and killed 22-year-old Chiara Levin during a gunfight with a rival, who was also injured in the shootout and will be tried for the young woman’s death next month.

Superior Court Judge Christine McEvoy sentenced CASIMIRO BARROS, 22 (D.O.B. 6/10/86), to a term of 19½ to 20 years in state prison following his conviction yesterday for voluntary manslaughter. McEvoy also sentenced Barros to an eight- to 10-year sentence for the charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, ordering that the sentences run consecutively for a total of 27½ to 30 years. more »

Feb 26, 2009

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today acquitted a Jamaica Plain man who had been charged with gunning down his friend’s ex-girlfriend as she lit a candle to her own brother, who was shot to death at the same location four years earlier.

LARON LEWIS RICHARDSON (D.O.B. 6/24/88) was acquitted of murdering 20-year-old Analicia Perry on the night of July 22, 2006. Prosecutors alleged that he had fired the fatal round from a car driven by Perry’s ex-boyfriend, STEVEN SAYLES (D.O.B 4/5/87), who is scheduled for trial as an accessory to Perry’s murder later this year. more »

Feb 23, 2009

A Suffolk Superior Court jury will begin deliberations tomorrow after nine days of testimony suggesting that a Jamaica Plain man gunned down his associate’s ex-girlfriend as she lit a candle to her brother, who had been shot to death in the very same spot four years earlier.

“This is the case of a 20-year-old woman named Analicia Perry who was killed in a drive-by shooting,” Assistant District Attorney Cory Flashner said this afternoon during closing arguments in the murder trial of 20-year-old LARON LEWIS RICHARDSON (D.O.B. 6/24/88). more »

Feb 22, 2009

A Suffolk County Grand Jury yesterday indicted a Weymouth man whose driver’s license was suspended when he allegedly drove into a 50-year-old pedestrian while high on heroin last fall, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley announced.

The indictments charge COREY LEGERE (D.O.B. 11/6/84) with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs and causing serious bodily injury, leaving the scene of an accident causing personal injury, possession of a Class A substance, and operating with a suspended license. more »