State Police have apprehended a suspect in the shooting that wounded two teenagers at a state ball field earlier this month, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.
State Police detectives assigned to Conley’s office, with the assistance of the State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section, today arrested ADO DASILVA (D.O.B. 7/21/91) at his East Brookline Street residence. Dasilva was arrested on a warrant charging him with two counts of armed assault with intent to murder and multiple firearms offenses. The charges stem from an incident at Kelly Field, owned by the state’s Department of Conservation and Recreation.
Dasilva is expected to be arraigned Monday at West Roxbury District Court. more »
A Dorchester man was convicted of first-degree murder today for stabbing 38-year-old Luz Forty to death just hours after a Valentines Day dinner they shared with Forty’s mother, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.
MARIO GONZALEZ (D.O.B. 7/28/79) faces a mandatory life term without the possibility of parole when he is sentenced at 10:00 Thursday morning, Conley said. A Suffolk Superior Court jury convicted Gonzalez under the theory of extreme atrocity or cruelty.
“This case was a reminder to all of us that domestic violence is found in relationships across every demographic,” Conley said. “No matter who you are or where you’re from, you don’t have to suffer in an abusive partnership. There are people ready to help you leave safely.” more »
As a Dorchester man’s trial for allegedly murdering his girlfriend came to a close this morning, a Suffolk County prosecutor displayed a picture of her fatal injuries on a viewing screen for the jurors who will weigh the case.
“How was that possibly self defense? How was that possibly mitigated? How was that possibly reasonably provoked? How was that possibly mutual combat? Don’t confuse retaliation with self-defense,” Assistant District Attorney Ian Polumbaum said.
MARIO GONZALEZ (D.O.B. 7/28/79) is charged with first-degree murder for fatally stabbing his girlfriend, 38-year-old Luz Forty, in the early morning hours of Feb. 15, 2009. more »
Boston Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis and Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley today announced the arrest of a Dorchester man for the May 8 shooting death of 14-year-old Jaewon Martin and the non-fatal shooting of a 15-year-old boy in Jamaica Plain.
Boston Police homicide detectives acting in the course of a Suffolk County Grand Jury investigation today arrested TIMOTHY HEARNS (D.O.B. 3/13/90) on warrants charging him with murder and armed assault with intent to murder. The warrants were approved last night amid an ongoing investigation by the homicide units of the Boston Police Department and Suffolk DA’s office.
Hearns is expected to be arraigned at 2:00 in Roxbury District Court. His photograph will not be released at this time in light of the ongoing nature of the investigation and, in particular, the extremely sensitive nature of eyewitness identifications developed thus far. more »
A Chelsea man accused of four counts of possessing child pornography had his bail raised to $25,000 today after Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s office told a Superior Court judge that he “seeks out places where children are,” in violation of existing court orders.
DAVID WILLIAM REXFORD (D.O.B. 2/2/62) was indicted by the Suffolk County Grand Jury after taking his Compaq Presario computer to a Revere business to have work done. Employees of that business found images believed to be child pornography on the hard drive and notified Revere Police, who seized it in late March.
State Police subsequently conducted a forensic examination of Rexford’s computer – which the defendant claimed to have inherited from a deceased person – and found on it multiple pornographic images depicting children under the age of 18. more »
Two young men charged with selling marijuana to an undercover State trooper were ordered to stay away from the scene of the crime – America’s first public beach – at their arraignments today in Chelsea District Court.
Assistant District Attorney Michael Distefano did not request monetary bail for ALEXIS DAVID (D.O.B. 11/27/92) or JORDAN JONES (D.O.B. 10/6/88), but did request that they be ordered to stay away from Revere Beach while their cases are pending. Chelsea District Court Judge Jonathan Brant accommodated that request.
David, a Roxbury teen, and Jones, a resident of Hyde Park, are charged with distribution of a Class D substance in a school or park zone for the July 24 incident. more »
A South End man is charged with mayhem for allegedly beating a dice-playing opponent with a bottle so badly that the victim’s left ear was nearly severed, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.
EFREN “KUBA” VALLANT (D.O.B. 2/17/69) was arraigned yesterday in West Roxbury District Court yesterday in connection with a May 23 incident that left the Dorchester man with serious injuries to the left side of his head. Vallant is also charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
Prosecutors recommended that Vallant be held on $15,000 cash bail; Judge Mary Ann Driscoll set bail at $100. more »
“This is a domestic violence murder – nothing more, nothing less,” a Suffolk County prosecutor told a Superior Court jury this afternoon in an opening statement of a Dorchester man’s murder trial.
MARIO GONZALEZ (D.O.B. 7/28/79) is charged with first-degree murder for fatally stabbing his girlfriend of six months, 38-year-old Luz Forty, in the early morning hours of Feb. 15, 2009.
Assistant District Attorney Ian Polumbaum told the court that on the evening of February 14 – Valentine’s Day – Gonzalez, Forty, and her mother went out to a Uphams Corner bar to celebrate the occasion. more »
One of three men accused of stabbing two brothers from Lawrence used a phony name at his arrest outside a downtown nightclub early yesterday morning, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.
SANTIAGO HERNAIZ (D.O.B. 1/8/81) of Roxbury used the surname “Hernandez” when arrested by Boston Police outside the nightclub Felt shortly after 1:30 Sunday morning. His true name was revealed this morning prior to his Boston Municipal Court arraignment on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
Assistant District Attorney Spencer Lord recommended that Hernaiz be held on $25,000 cash bail; Judge Sally Kelly set bail at $2,500. more »
A 16-year-old girl today offered forgiveness to the repeat offender who raped her two years ago as a Suffolk Superior Court judge sentenced the man to up to a decade behind bars and 30 years of monitoring.
Judge Raymond Brassard sentenced VERNON THOMPSON (D.O.B. 1/28/70), convicted last week of two counts of rape of a child, to a term of seven to 10 years in state prison and 30 years of probation to begin today. Brassard told Thompson that if he doesn’t “stay out of trouble” during that probationary term, he will be brought back before the court for resentencing and could face life in prison.
Assistant District Attorney Leora Joseph, chief of Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s Child Protection Unit, had recommended a term of 20 to 30 years in prison followed by 20 years probation upon his release. more »
Two men will remain behind bars while awaiting trial on charges that they shot a young woman to death in an early morning attack that also wounded a young man, Suffolk County District attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.
KADEEM FOREMAN and TERRELL RAINEY, both 20 and from Dorchester, were arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court today following their July 14 indictments on charges of first-degree murder, armed assault with intent to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, and unlawfully carrying a loaded firearm.
“As 24-year-old Toneika Jones was visiting with acquaintances just inside the foyer at 183 Harvard St., several shots rang out, one of which struck her in the abdomen,” Assistant District Attorney Gretchen Lundgren of Conley’s Homicide Unit told Clerk Magistrate Connie Wong. “Ms. Jones was taken to Boston Medical Center but died a short time later.” more »
A Dorchester man made “disparaging comments” about an acquaintance’s ex-girlfriend, then stabbed him during a fight on the defendant’s back porch last month, killing him, a Suffolk County homicide prosecutor said at the defendant’s arraignment in Suffolk Superior Court today.
THANH VAN TRUONG (D.O.B. 1/1/55) allegedly stabbed 42-year-old Tai Yee six times during a dispute at Truong’s home on the night of June 8. Truong was arrested by Boston Police minutes after the stabbing; Yee died of his injuries later that night and Truong was subsequently indicted for second-degree murder by the Suffolk County Grand Jury, Suffolk DA Daniel F. Conley said.
After successfully recommending $1 million cash bail for the defendant, Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Hickman of Conley’s Homicide Unit told Clerk Magistrate Connie Wong that Yee’s former girlfriend called Yee earlier on June 8. The woman told Yee that Truong “had made disparaging comments about her to a third individual,” which she found upsetting, Hickman said. more »
The convicted killer who allegedly gunned down a Somerville father while out on parole late last year is now charged with plotting the murders of his wife and two other witnesses in the current case against him, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.
EDWARD CORLISS (D.O.B. 2/7/46) was held on $4 million cash bail today following his arraignment on four counts of witness intimidation. Suffolk Superior Court Clerk Magistrate Connie Wong set that amount after Conley’s chief trial counsel, Assistant District Attorney Patrick Haggan, recommended it as appropriate to the four new charges, which come almost five months after his indictment for first-degree murder, armed robbery while masked, and unlawful possession of a firearm.
“The facts speak for themselves,” Conley said. “These are chilling allegations in an already shocking case. The word ‘unrepentant’ comes to mind.” more »
A 23-year-old man was held on high bail at his arraignment last week on charges that he shot and wounded another man on the basketball courts at the Back Bay Fens, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.
SHARIF ADDI ADAN (D.O.B. 1/1/87), a refugee from war-torn Somalia now living in Roxbury, was arraigned in Roxbury District Court on July 16 on charges of armed assault with intent to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, and unlawfully carrying a loaded firearm.
Assistant District Attorney Jonathan Tynes requested that Adan be held on $200,000 cash bail; District Court Judge Shannon Frison granted that request. more »
State Police detectives assigned to Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s office are investigating a shooting that left two teenagers injured at a state athletic complex yesterday evening.
State Police patrol units responded to the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Kelly Field in Hyde Park at about 6:15 p.m. for a report of two people shot. The victims, whose names are not being released, were identified as 17-year-old males, one from Hyde Park who sustained a gunshot wound to his right leg and one from Mattapan who suffered gunshot wounds to his back and buttocks.
The Hyde Park victim was transported to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Mattapan victim was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital. None of the injuries was deemed life-threatening. more »
A Chelsea man charged with severely beating and torturing his pregnant wife over a five-day period in April was arraigned today in Suffolk Superior Court and ordered held without bail under a Massachusetts statute that allows for certain dangerous persons to be held prior to trial, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.
JOSE JOBSON (D.O.B. 5/31/83) pleaded not guilty to nine counts of aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, five counts of aggravated assault and battery, and one count each of aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon, assault with a dangerous weapon, armed assault with intent to murder, kidnapping, reckless endangerment to children, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition and carrying a loaded firearm for a series of violent incidents that culminated with his arrest on April 18.
Noting that Jobson “is not only a danger to the victims of the pending case, but to the community as a whole,” Assistant District Attorney Julie Higgins requested that Superior Court Clerk Magistrate Connie Wong order the defendant held without bail under Ch. 276, Sect. 58A, of the Massachusetts General Laws. Under the statute, a trial is required to happen within a 90-day period, unless the defendant requests additional preparation time. Higgins told the court that she was prepared to take the case to trial within the time allotted in accordance with the statute. more »
An Allston man was held on high bail today following his arraignment for the fatal stabbing of 23-year-old Richard Bevans in the middle of an Allston street in late February, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.
MITCHELL MARTINEZ (D.O.B. 8/29/86) was arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court this morning on a charge of second-degree murder for allegedly stabbing Bevans multiple times. Clerk Magistrate Connie Wong ordered Martinez to be held on $250,000 cash bail.
Assistant District Attorney Ian Polumbaum of Conley’s Homicide Unit told the court that Martinez and Bevans were members of two separate groups that exchanged “trivial but hostile words” with one another near Harvard and Brighton Avenues at about 1:45 am on Feb. 28. The conflict moved down Harvard Avenue to an area outside of Martinez’s residence where the verbal exchange turned physical. more »
Fourteen-year-old Nicholas Fomby-Davis’ innocent ride around the block turned deadly when two alleged gang associates ambushed him and shot him dead in an apparent case of mistaken identity, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.
Speaking at the Superior Court arraignment of the teen’s alleged killers, JOSHUA FERNANDES (D.O.B. 8/8/93) and CRISOSTOMO LOPES (D.O.B. 2/27/90), Assistant District attorney Patrick Haggan said the slain boy “had absolutely no gang affiliation or involvement of any kind in street gangs or disputes.”
The pair shot the Dearborn School eighth grader “likely believing him to be someone else,” Haggan said. more »
A Chelsea District Court judge has ordered a Revere man held without bail after a hearing sought by prosecutors demonstrated he was too dangerous to be released pending trial on charges that he slashed his ex-wife’s new partner repeatedly, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.
Judge James Wexler found that MARCO BELTRAN (D.O.B. 9/12/65) posed too grave a threat to be released on bail after a two-day proceeding under Ch. 276, Sect. 58A, of the Massachusetts General Laws. Known as a “dangerousness hearing,” the proceeding allows for a defendant to be held without bail for up to three months if prosecutors can provide “clear and convincing evidence that no conditions of release will reasonably assure the safety of any other person or the community.”
“The evidence suggests that this defendant knowingly violated a restraining order, crept into the victim’s home, and attacked him in his own bedroom in the dead of night,” Conley said. “Someone who commits an attack like this has to be taken off the streets – not just for the victim’s protection, not just for the protection of the victim’s partner, but for the safety of the general public.” more »
Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley today announced new charges against a man accused of gunning down a Jamaica Plain store clerk during an armed robbery late last year.
The Suffolk County Grand Jury today returned indictments charging EDWARD CORLISS (D.O.B. 2/7/46) of Roslindale with four counts of witness intimidation for allegedly seeking the murders of three witnesses in the case already pending against him.
Corliss was indicted in February on charges of first-degree murder for the shooting death of 39-year-old Surendra Dangol, armed robbery while masked for allegedly robbing the Jamaica Plain convenience store in which the Somerville resident worked and died, and unlawful possession of the .380 caliber semiautomatic handgun he allegedly used in the Dec. 26, 2009, incident. more »
A Middleton man who allegedly wrote prescriptions for powerful painkillers and sedatives in exchange for cash payments was held on $50,000 cash bail today following his arrest by local, state, and federal law enforcement officials, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley announced.
LEONARD FRIEDMAN (D.O.B. 9/3/36) was arrested by Middleton Police, State Police, and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents at his home today on a Suffolk Superior Court warrant stemming from his indictment on 14 separate counts of issuing an invalid prescription. The indictments charge Friedman with writing seven prescriptions for Class B substances and seven prescriptions for Class C substances during the course of the 14-month investigation, usually at his office on Broadway in Revere.
“A doctor who trades addictive drugs for cash makes a mockery of the Hippocratic Oath,” Conley said. “If you’ve ever wondered how powerful prescription painkillers make their way to the street, this case provides the disturbing answer.” more »
When a 14-year-old girl decided in 2008 to volunteer at the hospital where a family member worked, “it sounded like a good plan,” Assistant District Attorney Leora Joseph told a Suffolk Superior Court jury today as trial began for the patient accused of raping the girl.
“It’s this defendant’s deliberate and planful actions that have brought us here today.”
VERNON THOMPSON (D.O.B. 1/28/70), a former patient at the Lemuel Shattuck Hospital in Jamaica Plain, is charged with two counts of rape of a child for allegedly bringing the victim to a stairwell in one of the hospital’s buildings and raping her. more »
A notorious vandal pleaded guilty Friday to defacing a series of MBTA trains during a 2005 spray-painting spree, taking a jail sentence and order of restitution rather than face trial, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.
JIM CLAY HARPER (D.O.B. 1/18/85) of Wilmette, Illinois, pleaded guilty to seven counts of vandalizing property for spray painting his tag, “ETHER,” on a series of Red, Orange, and Blue Line train cars five years ago. Dorchester District Court Judge Rosalind Miller sentenced him to on year in a house of correction with six months to serve and the balance suspended for a probationary period of one year. Miller also ordered Harper to pay $10,000 in restitution to the MBTA.
Beginning in early June 2005, MBTA Transit Police noticed a considerable increase in graffiti vandalism. Specifically, they noticed the tag “ETHER” on Red Line trains in the Codman Yard rail yard, Orange Line trains at Forest Hills train station, and Blue Line trains at Orient Heights. more »
A Wellesley woman was taken into custody during her arraignment this morning on charges stemming from the April death of a fetus whose mother she allegedly attacked at a Dorchester nail salon, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.
AYANNA WOODHOUSE (D.O.B. 3/16/85) was formally charged today with manslaughter and aggravated assault and battery for the April 10 assault on a 26-year-old woman who was six months pregnant at the time. Woodhouse allegedly kicked and beat the woman so severely that her baby died early the next morning.
Assistant District Attorney Leora Joseph, chief of Conley’s Child Protection Team, recommended that Woodhouse be held on $25,000 cash bail. Suffolk Superior Court Clerk Magistrate Connie Wong set bail at $20,000 and ordered Woodhouse to stay away from the mother and check in weekly with the Department of Probation if she posts that amount. more »
Starting today, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley is inviting area non-profit organizations that work with kids and teens to apply for his annual series of cash awards to provide the young people of Boston, Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop with constructive alternatives to crime and drug use.
The annual funds, which total $50,000 this year, are disbursed from Conley’s Asset Forfeiture Reinvestment Program. The program takes cash and assets seized from drug dealers and awards them to Suffolk County organizations that help young people avoid drugs, gangs, and crime.
“Despite cuts to our budget, the nonprofit organizations that serve young people in our cities and towns need our support,” Conley said. “In lean economic times, it becomes even more important to fund these programs and make them available to kids. Staying involved in activities that encourage nonviolence and community participation can help keep them from getting into trouble. It’s a proven crime prevention tool.” more »
A Wellesley woman is expected to face manslaughter and assault charges tomorrow for allegedly causing the death of a fetus when she kicked and beat the unborn baby’s mother in Dorchester earlier this year, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley announced.
The Suffolk County Grand Jury on Friday returned indictments charging AYANNA WOODHOUSE (D.O.B. 3/16/85) with manslaughter and aggravated assault and battery for the April 10 incident inside a Neponset Avenue nail salon. Woodhouse is expected to be arraigned on those charges tomorrow morning in the Magistrate’s Session of Suffolk Superior Court.
Woodhouse and the 26-year-old mother were known to each other through the baby’s father, who is Woodhouse’s cousin. Prosecutors allege that Woodhouse, who was living in Dorchester at the time of the incident, encountered the six-months pregnant mother by chance as they got their nails done separately. A dispute erupted between the two, during which Woodhouse allegedly rose to her feet and punched the mother in the face, knocking her to the ground. more »
Additional charges may be forthcoming against a Lynn woman who allegedly participated in a scheme to extort money from strangers by saying their loved ones had been kidnapped, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.
MARY R. LOZADA (D.O.B. 1/4/76) was held on $5,000 cash bail today following her arraignment in Roxbury District Court on two counts each of extortion by threat of injury, larceny over $250, and conspiracy to commit larceny. In addition to setting bail, Judge Pamela Dashiell also ordered Lozada to stay away from the Western Union locations she allegedly visited to collect the extortion payoffs.
Assistant District Attorney Benjamin Goldberger of Conley’s Special Prosecutions Unit told the court that the current charges reflect two of as many as 30 separate incidents in which Lozada allegedly participated. Goldberger also noted that the two phones used in the charged offenses have been linked to eight other extortion calls, only one of which was successful. more »
A Somerville man was charged with stealing equipment from a production company’s trailer just hours after this year’s Independence Day festivities on the Esplanade, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley announced.
SALIFU AL-HASSAN (D.O.B. 1/5/85) was arraigned yesterday in Charlestown District Court on one count each of of larceny over $250 and breaking and entering in the nighttime for the incident. District Court Judge Eleanor Sinnott set Al-Hassan’s bail at $750, but ordered that he be held in custody on a detainer brought by the Department of Probation.
Assistant District Attorney Vincent DeMore told the court that, at about 1:00 a.m. on July 5, a Massachusetts State trooper assigned to the July 4 concert and fireworks celebration on the Esplanade was called to respond to a robbery in progress in the rear of the Hatch Memorial Shell. more »
A Dorchester man once charged as an accessory to the murder last year of Gregory Phillips in Allston was held without bail today after a grand jury investigation identified him as the 24-year-old victim’s killer, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.
COREY PATTERSON (D.O.B. 11/5/86) was held without bail today on a single count of first-degree murder and five additional counts of assault and battery on the Boston Police officers who extricated him from the vehicle in which he tried to escape in the early morning hours of Nov. 8. Those charges represent additional evidence developed in the course of a seven-month investigation led by members of Conley’s Homicide Unit in the Suffolk County Grand Jury and Boston Police homicide detectives on the street.
Assistant District attorney Gretchen Lundgren told Clerk Magistrate Gary D. Wilson that Phillips – a West Roxbury resident who worked at Boston University – was with his roommate and two female friends when he left a birthday party at The Kells shortly after 2:00 a.m. on Nov. 8. more »
A Revere man was held without bail yesterday after Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s office moved for a hearing to prove that no conditions of release would ensure the safety of the Chelsea man he allegedly stabbed or the community at large.
At the request of Assistant District Attorney Nick Brandt, a Chelsea District Court judge ordered MARCO BELTRAN (D.O.B. 9/12/65) held at his arraignment on charges of attempted murder, breaking and entering at night with the intent to commit a felony, and aggravated assault and battery. The charges stem from Beltran’s alleged attack upon the 32-year-old victim in his Chestnut Street home late Monday night.
Beltran will be held at least until later this week, when Suffolk prosecutors expect to conduct a “dangerousness hearing” under Ch. 276, Sect. 58A, of the Massachusetts General Laws, which allows a for a defendant to be held without bail for up to three months if prosecutors can provide “clear and convincing evidence that no conditions of release will reasonably assure the safety of any other person or the community.” more »
A Suffolk Superior Court judge has denied a request for bail by a man found guilty of three shootings – one of them fatal – but whose convictions were overturned on appeal last year, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.
JOHN BACIGALUPO (D.O.B. 12/12/67) of East Boston and another man were convicted in 2001 of first-degree murder for the fatal shooting of 39-year-old Robert Nogeira and armed assault with intent to murder for the non-fatal shootings of two other men, all in the early morning hours of Nov. 24, 1996.
Bacigalupo and his co-defendant, GARY CARTER (D.O.B. 8/20/72) of Winthrop, were sentenced to the mandatory term of life in prison without the possibility of parole. more »
A toll taker accused of pocketing motorists’ cash at a Massachusetts Turnpike plaza pleaded guilty to all indicted charges today, making him the seventh of 10 such defendants to be convicted, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.
JUSTIN RUGGIERO (D.O.B. 6/10/81) of Bradford admitted to one count of larceny over $250 and 10 counts of false entry on corporate books rather than face trial later this year. Had the case proceeded to trial, members of Conley’s Special Prosecutions Unit were prepared to prove that Ruggiero stole more than $600 in tolls that should have gone to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Assistant District Attorney Edward Beagan, Conley’s chief of financial and white-collar prosecutions, recommended that Ruggiero serve six months in jail, pay $650 in restitution, submit to three years of probation, and perform 150 hours of community service. Suffolk Superior Court Judge Frank Gaziano sentenced Ruggiero to two years of probation and ordered that he pay the $650 restitution. more »
A Winthrop man was locked up yesterday after allegedly threatening to kill his ex-girlfriend and “stab the first cop I see,” Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.
RONALD ZAMPANTI (D.O.B. 2/10/70) was arraigned in East Boston District Court yesterday on charges of armed assault with intent to murder, kidnapping, assault with a dangerous weapon, carrying a dangerous weapon, threats to commit a crime, disturbing the peace, refusing to identify himself, and resisting arrest.
District Court Judge Thomas C. Horgan set Zampanti’s bail at $50,000 and, at prosecutors’ request, revoked his bail on a pending charge of operating with a suspended driver’s license. Horgan also ordered Zampanti to abide by a restraining order that a Suffolk victim advocate helped her obtain. more »
A drug dealer comforted his defense attorney and thanked the jury that handed him his fourth drug distribution conviction today before acknowledging that he was a repeat offender, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.
FREDERICK ROUSE (D.O.B. 5/13/83), who has no fixed address, was found guilty today of distribution of a Class B substance, violating the state’s drug laws in a school zone, and resisting arrest.
As the Suffolk Superior Court jury foreperson read the verdicts, Rouse could be seen patting the back of his attorney, Timothy Brown, as if to reassure him. When the twelve jurors filed out of the courtroom, Rouse faced them and lowered his head. more »
Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley today announced a pair of murder indictments for the May 30 shooting death of 14-year-old Nicholas Fomby-Davis in Dorchester.
The indictments charge JOSHUA FERNANDES (D.O.B. 8/8/93 and CRISOSTOMO LOPES (D.O.B. 2/27/90), both of Dorchester, with one count each of first-degree murder. Lopes allegedly held Fomby-Davis as Fernandes shot him on Olney Street in Dorchester; Fernandes is additionally charged with unlawful possession of a firearm.
Though a juvenile, Fernandes will be tried as an adult. Under Massachusetts law, defendants 14 and older who are charged with murder are treated as adults and tried in Superior Court. Today’s indictments are the legal mechanism moving the case from district court to Superior Court, where the case will be adjudicated. more »