A Chelsea man was convicted yesterday of raping a neighbor’s child in 2005 and 2006, was sentenced today to five years in state prison, and faces deportation upon his release, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley announced.
Suffolk Superior Court jurors found MARCO MONTANO (D.O.B. 12/26/79) guilty of two counts of statutory rape of a child and one count of indecent assault and battery on a child for the sexual abuse of his neighbor’s child starting when she was nine-years-old. more »
Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley today announced that a trial date has been set for two defendants who allegedly taunted a pair of men with homophobic slurs and then assaulted them.
The trial of DARREN MORGAN (D.O.B. 3/3/63) and HOWARD RICE (D.O.B. 1/9/59) has been scheduled for Dec. 10 in the Boston Municipal Court. Both men are charged with assault and battery, disorderly conduct, and civil rights violations for a June 15 incident on Washington Street. more »
A Revere man who once killed a friend while operating under the influence will serve up to five years in state prison following his fourth drunk driving conviction last week, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley announced.
TERRANCE PAIVA (D.O.B. 6/7/67) admitted on Oct. 21 to operating under the influence of alcohol as a fourth offense and operating after the suspension of his license while driving in the area of Revere Beach Boulevard on March 5. more »
Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley today announced the following preliminary findings of the investigation into the fatal shooting of JAY CARCIERO (D.O.B. 6/22/72) of Reading at 50 Staniford St. on Oct. 27, 2009. These findings reflect evidence developed during an ongoing investigation by the homicide units of the Suffolk DA’s office and Boston Police Department:
“As you know, the homicide units of my office and the Boston Police Department are investigating Tuesday’s fatal shooting at 50 Staniford St. That investigation remains ongoing, with many steps to complete before we make a final ruling on whether criminal charges are warranted. At this stage, however, we’re prepared to state the following: more »
A Revere teen pleaded guilty today to his role in the fatal shooting of an off-duty Revere Police officer in 2007 and faces more than a decade in state prison, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.
DEREK LODIE (D.O.B. 1/2/90) pleaded guilty to the crime of accessory before the fact to manslaughter, admitting that he called Talbot’s alleged killer, ROBERT IACOVIELLO, Jr. (D.O.B. 6/19/87), to a field behind Revere High School on the night of Sept. 29, 2007, after a verbal altercation with Talbot and other off-duty officers who were present at the scene. more »
Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley today announced the indictments of three men, including one who was shot in the leg, for a Dorchester shooting that left two dead on Hancock Street this summer.
The Suffolk County Special Grand Jury today indicted EMMANUEL PINA, a.k.a. EMMANUEL DePINA (D.O.B. 4/25/83), and SANDRO TAVARES (D.O.B. 12/25/83), both of Dorchester, for the murders of 20-year-old Jovany Eason and 47-year-old Manuel Monteiro in the early morning hours of Aug. 2. Eason had been involved in earlier altercations at the restaurant, while Monteiro was an employee who had tried to defuse the confrontation. more »
Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley this week delivered $5,000 in seized drug money to help fund a community-based non-profit organization’s program for teenage girls in Roxbury.
Conley delivered the funds to Rita Lara, Director of Development at La Alianza Hispana, on Oct. 20. The money comes from Conley’s annual Asset Forfeiture Reinvestment Program, which diverts cash seized in narcotics investigations to Suffolk County non-profits that keep young people away from drugs, crime, and violence. more »
Two officers formerly employed by the Wentworth Institute of Technology’s Police Department today admitted their roles in the theft last year of thousands of dollars’ worth of surveying equipment from an on-campus storage room, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley announced.
JONATHAN CARROLL, JR. (D.O.B. 9/22/81) and JAY A. CUNHA (D.O.B. 1/26/82), each pleaded guilty to one count of larceny of over $250 for their roles in the August 2008 thefts, which were foiled when other Wentworth police tracked the stolen items to an online auction website and recovered them. more »
A gang member who went on the run rather than testify against his associates was sentenced to two ten-year terms for his role in the homicides of Jose DaVeiga, shot to death in 2003, and Christopher Carvalho, who was paralyzed during the same incident but did not die of his injuries until 2007, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.
DANIEL FERNANDES (D.O.B. 1/16/85) of Dorchester pleaded guilty today to two counts of manslaughter for driving the minivan from which two gunmen fired on a vehicle in which DaVeiga and Carvalho were traveling on East Berkeley Street on the morning of April 28, 2003. more »
The mother of 8-year-old Liquarry Jefferson, shot to death by a 7-year-old relative in the summer of 2007, will go to trial on manslaughter and related offenses next year in connection with the little boy’s death, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.
LAKEISHA GADSON (D.O.B. 8/17/76) is charged with involuntary manslaughter, assault and battery on a child, reckless endangerment of a child, improper storage of a firearm, unlawful possession of a firearm, and misleading a police officer in connection with Jefferson’s June 25, 2007, shooting death. Her trial was scheduled for April 5, 2010, at a hearing this morning in Suffolk Superior Court. more »
A Level III sex offender was held without bail at his arraignment this morning on charges that he violently tried to rape a stranger in a women’s restroom at Massachusetts General Hospital yesterday, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.
DAVID FLAVELL (D.O.B. 6/22/69) is charged with assault with intent to rape and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon for beating the 27-year-old victim’s head against the floor during the attack. Acting on a request by Assistant District Attorney David Deakin, Judge Edward Redd denied Flavell bail and ordered him held until he can be evaluated by a court clinician on Tuesday. more »
The Massachusetts Appeals Court this week affirmed the murder conviction of a Chelsea man who stabbed a Lynn father of three to death at a Chelsea produce market seven years ago, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley announced.
The court yesterday affirmed the second-degree murder conviction of VICTOR MORAN (D.O.B. 12/29/81), indicted for first-degree murder for fatally stabbing his co-worker, 40-year-old Juan Diego Marchante, at the Garden Fresh Salad Company during an argument on Oct. 7, 2002. more »
The man who allegedly shot a youth outreach worker in Boston’s South End two months ago was held on high bail at his arraignment today in the Boston Municipal Court, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley announced.
DOMENIC D. HALL (D.O.B. 10/12/83) of Roxbury was held on $250,000 cash bail at his arraignment on charges of armed assault with intent to murder, unlawfully carrying a firearm, and unlawful possession of ammunition. Judge Mark Summerville set his bail at $750,000. more »
The state’s highest court today affirmed the murder and attempted murder convictions of a Dorchester man who slashed his ex-girlfriend’s throat, nearly killing her, and fatally stabbed an elderly man who tried to intervene on her behalf, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.
MICHAEL HART (D.O.B. 7/4/56) is serving a life sentence for the first-degree murder of 67-year-old Beother Billingslea plus 10 years for slashing the surviving victim’s throat on Billingslea’s Millet Street porch on the evening of April 30, 2005. In appealing his 2007 convictions, Hart argued that his alibi witnesses were improperly impeached at trial and his recorded phone calls from jail improperly admitted into evidence; the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts disagreed on both counts. more »
A new trial date was set today for two men accused of gunning down 28-year-old Cedirick Steele across the street from a Boston middle school in 2007, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.
ANTWAN CARTER (D.O.B. 10/13/88) and DANIEL PINCKNEY, Jr. (D.O.B. 7/4/88), both of Boston’s South End, will return on Feb. 23, 2010, to Suffolk Superior Court, where they face first-degree murder charges for their alleged roles in Steele’s fatal shooting. more »
A half-dozen alleged combatants and spectators were arraigned today in connection with a fight yesterday afternoon at Forest Hills station, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley announced.
Arraigned today in West Roxbury District Court were: more »
A Dorchester man yesterday admitted to killing his friend and passenger, 26-year-old Errol Barrett, while driving drunk in Charlestown last May, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley announced.
ERIX SANTIAGO (D.O.B. 10/27/82) pleaded guilty to the crimes of motor vehicle homicide while under the influence of alcohol, drag racing, and speeding for Barrett’s death in the early morning hours of May 26, 2008. more »
A 22-year-old South End man waited outside a public housing development building for an older rival before shooting him once in the back of the head, killing him, earlier this year, a Suffolk County homicide prosecutor said at the alleged gunman’s Superior Court arraignment today.
GARRETT JACKSON (D.O.B. 7/13/87) is charged with first-degree murder, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, and unlawfully carrying a loaded firearm for the Feb. 11 shooting of 38-year-old Thomas Speed outside of the Lennox Street Housing development. Acting on a request by Assistant District Attorney Gretchen Lundgren, Suffolk Superior Court Clerk Magistrate Gary D. Wilson ordered Jackson held without bail pending trial, scheduled today for October 2010. more »
A Suffolk Superior Court judge today sentenced a Dorchester man to six years in state prison for fatally stabbing a fellow patron during a South Boston barroom brawl two years ago, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.
The sentence, handed down by Judge Linda Giles this morning, was less than half of the 14- to 16-year term recommended by Assistant District Attorney Holly Broadbent, who prosecuted BERNARD PISCOPO (D.O.B. 3/4/69) for the June 17, 2007, stabbing death of 26-year-old Revere resident Adam Rich. more »
Three men were held on $50,000 cash bail and a juvenile co-defendant was released to his parents yesterday after being charged with a vicious beating in Boston’s Theater District that left a 28-year-old man with permanent brain damage, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.
Assistant District Attorney John Lacey recommended that all four be held on the high bail following their arraignments for allegedly attacking a former South End resident on the morning of May 10, Mother’s Day, on Tremont Street during a robbery sparked by a chance encounter at a Chinatown restaurant. more »
The body of a Quincy man missing since Oct. 8 was pulled from the Charles River early this morning and State Police are investigating his death, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.
Boston Police officers spotted the remains of William D. Hurley, 24, at about 2:00 this morning near Nashua Street. The officers notified the Boston Police Marine Unit, which took the body from the water. State Police detectives assigned to Conley’s office are leading the death investigation, however, because the Charles River is a state waterway. more »
A 25-year-old Allston man was held on $7,500 bail yesterday following his arraignment on charges that he grabbed a female stranger by the hair and dragged her down Commonwealth Avenue this weekend, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.
WALTER E. REYES-FABIAN (D.O.B. 7/26/84) was charged with kidnapping, assault and battery, assault and battery on a police officer, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct for allegedly attacking a 37-year-old woman on Saturday morning and then struggling with police officers as they were placing him in handcuffs. more »
Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley yesterday delivered $5,000 in seized drug money to the South Boston branch of an anti-poverty agency to help fund student tutors for Hub kids.
Conley delivered the funds to Tiziana Dearing, president of Catholic Charities, and Sister Maryadele Robinson, director of the Catholic Charities Laboure Center at the Oct. 13 ceremony. The money comes from Conley’s annual Asset Forfeiture Reinvestment Program, which diverts cash seized in narcotics investigations to Suffolk County non-profits that keep young people away from drugs, crime, and violence. more »
A Dorchester man was convicted of voluntary manslaughter today for stabbing 26-year-old Adam Rich to death in a brawl at a South Boston tavern, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley announced.
BERNARD PISCOPO (D.O.B. 3/4/69) will be sentenced tomorrow at 10:00 in courtroom 917 of Suffolk Superior Court. Saying “the likelihood of a jail sentence in this case is quite great,” Judge Linda Giles ordered Piscopo’s bail revoked. He was handcuffed in court and will be held in the custody of the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department tonight. more »
Boston Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis and Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley today announced the arrests and impending arraignment of four suspects in a vicious Mother’s Day beating that left a former South End man with lasting brain damage and nearly killed him.
The four were arrested this weekend and will be formally charged with mayhem, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and unarmed robbery in the Boston Municipal Court tomorrow. If convicted of the lead charge, they face up to 20 years in state prison. more »
Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley this week delivered $5,000 in seized drug money to Boston’s TenPoint Coalition to help fund the Crossroads Project, a program that mediates disputes among the city’s at-risk young men as a violence deterrent.
Conley delivered the funds to Reverend Jeff Brown, executive director of the TenPoint Coalition, and Rufus Faulk, program director for the organization’s Gang Mediation Initiative, on Oct. 6. The money comes from Conley’s annual Asset Forfeiture Reinvestment Program, which diverts cash seized in narcotics investigations to Suffolk County non-profits that keep young people away from drugs, crime, and violence. more »
“What he was doing wasn’t the right thing,” Keyana King said of her long-time boyfriend, John Marshall, stabbed to death in a drug deal last summer, “but that doesn’t excuse what you did.”
King spoke during sentencing this morning for DAVID COPELAND (D.O.B. 2/2/79), convicted yesterday of luring the 33-year-old Marshall to a Roxbury parking lot, stabbing him in the heart, and stealing cash and crack cocaine from him as he lay dying. more »
The Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office has completed its inquiry into the death of a prisoner at the Suffolk County House of Corrections, finding that the inmate died of a pre-existing heart condition and not criminal activity.
Darryl Leslie, 41, of Dorchester died of a cardiac dysrhythmia on the night of Dec. 31, 2007, after being transported from his cell to a segregation unit. Leslie was transported after a nurse at the House of Corrections found a note in the unit’s sick call box indicating that Leslie might harm an employee. more »
Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley today announced a first-degree murder conviction in the homicide of 33-year-old John Marshall, stabbed to death in a parking lot in a drug-related robbery last summer.
A Suffolk Superior Court jury convicted DAVID COPELAND (D.O.B. 2/2/79) of first-degree murder under the theory of felony murder – homicide committed during the course of a violent felony, in this case armed robbery, of which Copeland was also found guilty. more »
A Revere teen pleaded guilty today to stabbing 61-year-old Storm Mandeville to death during a fight in the victim’s Bryant Street home last year, accepting a 15-year state prison sentence rather than face trial, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.
RICHARD SOUTHERN (D.O.B. 1/6/90) pleaded guilty to manslaughter for the May 22 incident that took Mandeville’s life and an additional count of armed robbery for an unrelated incident a day earlier; he received a four-year state prison term for that offense. more »
A former Massachusetts rabbi was formally charged today with sexually assaulting two one-time students in separate incidents more than 30 years ago, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley announced.
STANLEY Z. LEVITT (D.O.B. 4/4/46) of Philadelphia was released on $5,000 surety following his arraignment on four counts of indecent assault and battery on a child in Suffolk Superior Court this morning. Each of those counts carries a potential 10-year state prison sentence. more »
“There’s one victim in this case: John Marshall,” Assistant District Attorney Edward Krippendorf said, showing a Superior Court jury an autopsy photo depicting multiple fatal stab wounds to Marshall’s chest. “He’s dead because of the selfish, destructive, vicious actions of one man – this man.”
Krippendorf pointed at DAVID COPELAND (D.O.B. 2/2/79), the Roxbury resident charged with first-degree murder and armed robbery for Marshall’s homicide in a parking lot near Dale and Regent streets in Roxbury on July 29, 2008. Copeland allegedly stabbed the 33-year-old Marshall in the chest and then took drugs and cash from him before fleeing the scene. more »
The Dorchester gang member who shot 10-year-old Trina Persad in the face with a shotgun, killing her instead of a rival, was sentenced to life in prison plus an additional 15 years, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley announced today.
Suffolk Superior Court Judge Nancy Staffier Holtz sentenced JOSEPH COUSIN (D.O.B. 8/9/84) to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 15 years, the mandatory sentence for second-degree murder, of which he was convicted yesterday after a two-week jury trial. more »
The state’s highest court today upheld the 2005 first-degree murder conviction of a man who shot a beloved neighborhood store owner to death for a day’s worth of cash receipts, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley announced.
The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the conviction of DANILO LOPES (D.O.B. 1/23/73) for the April 23, 2001, fatal shooting of 45-year-old Jorge Fidalgo, the owner of Davey’s Supermarket in Roxbury and a prominent member of Boston’s thriving Cape Verdean community. Members of Conley’s Homicide Unit proved at trial that Lopes and another man, ISAIAS SEMEDO, undertook a robbery plot that ended when Lopes shot Fidalgo in the head. more »
A West Roxbury District Court judge today ordered a 24-year-old Illinois man held on $20,000 cash bail at his arraignment for allegedly vandalizing a series of MBTA subway cars during a 2005 spray-painting spree, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley announced.
JIM CLAY HARPER (D.O.B. 1/18/85) of Wilmette, Ill., is charged with two counts of vandalizing property for tagging the word “ETHER” on Orange Line cars at Forest Hills station four years ago. Assistant District Attorney Mark Swadling requested that Harper be held on $20,000 cash bail in light of Harper’s out-of-state residence, his potential flight risk, and the cost that the MBTA expended to remove the graffiti from the trains; District Court Judge Kathleen Coffey accommodated that request. more »
A Dorchester man faces life in prison following his conviction this afternoon for the 2002 murder of 10-year-old Trina Persad, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley announced.
A Suffolk Superior Court jury deliberated for about three full days before finding JOSEPH COUSIN (D.O.B. 8/9/84) guilty of second-degree murder for fatally shooting the child on the evening of June 29, 2002. Jurors also convicted him of receiving a stolen motor vehicle – the stolen car from which the fatal shot was fired – and unlawful possession of the firearm that took her life. more »
Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley this week delivered $5,000 in seized drug money to a Salvation Army program that works to end recidivism among young, first-time offenders in the South End and Lower Roxbury.
Conley presented the check on Sept. 29 to the Salvation Army of Massachusetts, with the funds earmarked for a Boston branch of its successful Bridging the Gap program. The program, already active in nine other Massachusetts locations, serves court-involved and at-risk teens with life-skills training, intervention and prevention, and interagency partnerships. more »
A Waltham man with a criminal record dating back to 1987 was sentenced to 20 years in state prison today for a multi-victim crime spree that started at a South Bay hotel and ended in Upham’s Corner last fall, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley announced.
RICARDO FELICIANO, Jr. (D.O.B. 5/19/70), pleaded guilty to armed robbery, robbery of a person over 60, assault with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, larceny, unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition, and unlawfully carrying a loaded firearm for his actions on the evening of Oct. 21, 2008. more »