Press Releases from 2012
Nov 30, 2012

BOSTON, Nov. 30, 2012—Two men were held on high bail today following their arraignments for a Brighton housebreak that investigators believe was intended to be a drug robbery, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

Acting on a request by Assistant District Attorney Luke Goldworm, Brighton District Court Judge David T. Donnelly imposed bail of $100,000 on RICARDO DELICE (D.O.B. 5/25/94) of Brockton and LEON McKOY (D.O.B. 10/8/93) of Dorchester. Donnelly also ordered both men to wear GPS monitoring devices and stay away from the victims, witnesses, and co-defendants in the case if they post bail. more »


Nov 29, 2012

BOSTON, Nov. 29, 2012—A Hyde Park man was sentenced to jail time this week after Suffolk prosecutors proved he possessed a stolen box of toys intended as Christmas gifts for a young boy, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley announced.

A West Roxbury District Court jury on Tuesday convicted ERNEST POLITE (D.O.B. 10/4/72) of receiving stolen property for the Dec. 24, 2011, theft of a parcel from in front of a Jamaica Plain home. A judge ruled that the evidence was not sufficient to support an additional charge of trespassing. more »


Nov 28, 2012

BOSTON, Nov. 28, 2012—A man accused of forcing his way into a woman’s Beacon Hill apartment and sexually assaulting her earlier this month was held on high bail and had his bail on another assault case revoked at his arraignment today, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

Granting requests by Assistant District Attorney Holly Broadbent, Boston Municipal Court Judge Mark Hart Summerville ordered ANTHONY G. WILLIAMS (D.O.B. 4/2/67) held on $1,000,000 bail at his arraignment this afternoon, allowed an order to keep private the victim’s personal information, and revoked the defendant’s bail in a September assault and battery case. more »


Nov 28, 2012

BOSTON, Nov. 28, 2012—A Roxbury teen arrested this morning has been ordered held without bail after being formally charged with the murder of Andre Matthew last month, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

RASHAWN CLARK (D.O.B. 12/19/94) was additionally charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, unlawfully carrying a loaded firearm, and unlawfully discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building, all in connection with Matthew’s fatal shooting on the afternoon of Oct. 1. more »


Nov 28, 2012

Co-Defendant Also Gets Prison Time

BOSTON, Nov. 28, 2010—Two men convicted yesterday in connection with Toneika Jones’ murder were sentenced to prison today, with one of them ordered to serve a life term, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. more »


Nov 27, 2012

BOSTON, Nov. 27, 2012—A Suffolk Superior Court jury late today found two Dorchester men guilty of their roles in the 2010 shooting death of Toneika Jones, 24, in the foyer of a Dorchester apartment building, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

Jurors deliberated for about a day and a half before convicting KADEEM FOREMAN (D.O.B. 8/6/89) guilty of second-degree murder for shooting Jones to death. Jurors also convicted him of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and firearms offenses for the non-fatal shooting of a second victim who survived his injuries. Jurors also convicted TERRELL RAINEY (D.O.B. 8/14/89) of involuntary manslaughter for his role in the slaying, but acquitted him of firearms offenses and charges related to the second victim. more »


Nov 27, 2012

Cites Judge’s “Abuse of Discretion” in Allowing Withdrawal of Plea

BOSTON, Nov. 27, 2012—The Massachusetts Appeals Court today reinstated a Charlestown man’s conviction for beating the mother of his child after a municipal court judge allowed the man to withdraw it in 2010, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. more »


Nov 20, 2012

BOSTON, Nov. 20, 2012—The man who allegedly gunned down 22-year-old DeAndre Russ was out on bail for an earlier gun arrest at Ashmont Station, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

DANIEL YARDE (D.O.B. 9/16/90) of Dorchester was arraigned today on a murder charge stemming from Russ’ shooting death outside a Tremont Street apartment building late last month. Assistant District Attorney Julie Higgins recommended that he be held without bail on that case and that his open bail on a 2010 gun case be revoked. Roxbury District Court Judge Shannon Frison granted both requests. more »


Nov 19, 2012

BOSTON, Nov. 19, 2012—A Roxbury man already on probation for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine was arraigned today after he received an Express Mail package containing a large amount of the illicit stimulant, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

RICHARD SWANSON (D.O.B. 2/10/60) of Roxbury was arraigned on a charge of trafficking in methamphetamine at his arraignment today in Roxbury District Court. Assistant District Attorney Ashley Wirth requested Swanson’s bail be set at $75,000 bail. Judge Pamela M. Dashiell did not impose bail, but Swanson was held on a probation detainer based on a 2010 conviction out of Roxbury for conspiracy to violate the state’s drug laws in a case that also involved the distribution of methamphetamine. more »


Nov 19, 2012

BOSTON, Nov. 19, 2012—A Honduras native will serve 15 years behind bars for stabbing Daniel Hernandez-Martinez to death in a fight last year and could face an additional 15 years if he re-enters the United States illegally within 10 years after his expected deportation, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

OSCAR GUTTIEREZ-NUNES (D.O.B. 2/11/84), most recently of Chelsea, today pleaded guilty to the crime of manslaughter for Hernandez-Martinez’ death and two counts of aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon for stabbing two of the slain man’s friends during a March 4, 2011, conflict on Everett Avenue. more »


Nov 19, 2012

BOSTON, Nov. 19, 2012—Two former Roxbury men already detained on other matters have been indicted for the 2010 daytime murder of 18-year-old Terrence Kelley in the Grove Hall neighborhood, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

The Suffolk County Grand Jury on Nov. 14 returned indictments charging DARIUS GIBSON (D.O.B. 8/16/90) with murder, unlawful possession of a firearm, and witness intimidation. JAMES AUSTIN (D.O.B. 3/14/88) was indicted Oct. 17 for misleading Boston Police investigating the case and being an accessory after the fact to Kelley’s murder.  He was held on $100,000 bail at his arraignment. more »


Nov 16, 2012

BOSTON, Nov. 16, 2012—A Brighton woman used her knowledge of the American legal system and position at the Registry of Motor Vehicles to scam illegal immigrants out of thousands of dollars, then threatened to have them deported when they demanded their money back, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

ADRIANA FERREIRA (D.O.B. 6/28/64) of Brighton was arraigned today on a 27-count indictment charging five counts of larceny by false pretense, four counts of attempted larceny by false pretense, four counts of conspiracy to falsely make or obtain a Massachusetts driver’s license, and 14 counts of bribery under two separate statutes. The indictments, returned on Nov. 13, are the result of a long-term investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations agents, Massachusetts State Police, and Suffolk County fraud prosecutors. more »


Nov 16, 2012

BOSTON, Nov. 16, 2012—A Nevada woman missed her arraignment on drug trafficking charges yesterday because she was busy being arrested for allegedly beating her tiny dog, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

ANA PRADO (D.O.B. 3/12/86) of Henderson, Nevada, was arraigned in Superior Court this morning on an indictment handed down on Oct. 15 charging her with trafficking in oxycodone over 200 grams. The indictment moves her case from East Boston District Court, where she had previously been charged, to Suffolk Superior Court, where it will be adjudicated. Prado had been expected in court yesterday on that charge but missed it because MBTA Transit Police arrested her on an animal cruelty charge at Boston’s South Station. more »


Nov 15, 2012

BOSTON, Nov. 15, 2012—A Roxbury man already convicted of one gun offense was held on high bail yesterday at his arraignment on two new firearms charges after allegedly robbing a man of marijuana and beating him with a pistol, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

MESSIAH A. FRANKLIN (D.O.B. 11/15/88) was arraigned in Roxbury District Court yesterday on charges of masked armed robbery with a firearm, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, carrying a loaded firearm without a license, and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building, and possession with intent to distribute a Class D substance. more »


Nov 15, 2012

BOSTON, Nov. 15, 2012—As part of an ongoing effort to reduce child fatalities in Boston and Suffolk County, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley will speak about infant safe sleep practices with a group of expectant mothers, health workers, and community members in Roxbury next week.

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is the leading cause of death of infants between 1 month and 12 months of age. Half of all sudden, unexpected infant deaths are attributed to SIDS, with even higher rates seen among some minority groups. While the cause of SIDS is still unknown, health experts recommend using safe sleep practices in efforts to reduce SIDS and other sleep-related infant deaths. more »


Nov 13, 2012

Boston, Nov. 13, 2012—A Dorchester who recently won an early release from a three-year prison sentence amid a crisis at the state drug lab today found himself back in court after he was arrested once again on a new drug distribution case, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

Assistant District Attorney Larry Bates recommended that TORRIE HAYNES (D.O.B. 9/14/82) be held on $10,000 bail at his arraignment on charges of distribution of a Class B substance as a subsequent offense, resisting arrest, and two counts of assault and battery on a police officer. Bates also asked that his bail out of Suffolk Superior Court, where a judge stayed his earlier sentence last month, be revoked. more »


Nov 9, 2012

BOSTON, Nov. 9, 2012—A Boston paramedic was arraigned today on a 73-count indictment charging him with the theft of prescription drugs intended for the sick and injured, mainly from ambulances serving the City of Boston, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

The indictments, returned by the Suffolk County Grand Jury on Oct. 31, charge BRIAN BENOIT (D.O.B. 7/28/72) of South Boston with one count of larceny by scheme and 26 counts of larceny of a controlled substance for allegedly stealing prescription painkillers and sedatives from more than 100 vials and syringes; 24 counts of creating a counterfeit substance for allegedly replacing some of those medications with other clear liquids; and 22 counts of manufacturing Class B, Class C, and Class E controlled substances for allegedly replacing some of those medications with different liquids, transforming the contents into different or diluted controlled substances. more »


Nov 8, 2012

Five Children in Apartment with Two Loaded Guns

BOSTON, Nov. 8, 2012—A convicted drug dealer was arraigned today as an armed career criminal after Boston Police recovered two loaded firearms from a room occupied moments earlier by a child, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

MAGNETIC TOM (D.O.B. 1/28/82), a.k.a. TOM MAGNETIC, was charged with two counts each of unlawful possession of a firearm, improper storage of a firearm, and unlawful possession of ammunition. Because of prior drug distribution convictions in 2003 and 2005, he was additionally arraigned as a Level II armed career criminal. more »


Nov 7, 2012

BOSTON, Nov. 7, 2012—A Georgetown man accused of violating a restraining order was arraigned as a repeat drunk driver this week after State Police assisting in the Essex County case tracked the defendant to Boston, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

RICHARD FORD (D.O.B. 9/7/56) was arraigned Monday in the Boston Municipal Court on a count of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol as a fourth offense. He was additionally charged with larceny of a motor vehicle, malicious destruction of property, operating with a suspended license, and resisting arrest. more »


Nov 5, 2012

Boston, Nov. 5, 2012 — A second man has been arraigned today in the murder of 23-year-old Alfonso Rivas, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

Dorchester District Court Judge Robert Baylor ordered REGINALD HOLLEY (D.O.B. 11/22/89) of Dorchester held without bail at his arraignment on charges of murder, armed robbery, and unlawful possession of a firearm. more »


Nov 1, 2012

BOSTON, Nov. 1, 2012—Boston, state, and federal officials today announced the seizure of a massive amount of heroin in East Boston and the arraignment of two men arrested in connection with it.

Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s office today arraigned MIGUEL ANTONIO RIVERA (D.O.B. 9/30/77) of Chelsea on charges of trafficking in more than 200 grams of a Class A substance in a school zone for the 19 kilograms of heroin recovered yesterday afternoon. East Boston District Court Judge Kenneth Fiandaca imposed $200,000 cash bail and ordered that Rivera wear a GPS monitoring device, surrender his passport, and remain within 10 miles of Boston if he posts that amount. more »


Nov 1, 2012

BOSTON, Nov. 1, 2012—A Dorchester man was arraigned today for the murder of 23-year-old Alfonso Rivas during an attempt to rob the victim of marijuana, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

OASIS PRITCHETT (D.O.B. 10/5/90) was held without bail at his arraignment before Dorchester District Court Judge Robert Tochka on charges of murder, armed robbery, and unlawful possession of a firearm in Rivas’ Oct. 17 shooting death. more »


Nov 1, 2012

Boston, Nov. 1, 2012—A man charged with stealing an East Boston girl’s cell phone at knifepoint was caught after he inadvertently used it to upload self-portraits to the victim’s Facebook page, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

WILMER VELASQUEZ (D.O.B. 3/27/93), who claims addresses in both East Boston and South Boston, was arraigned yesterday in East Boston District Court on a charge of armed robbery. Judge Kenneth Fiandaca set bail at $5,000, the amount requested by Assistant District Attorney Janine D’Amico. If he makes bail, Velasquez must wear a GPS monitoring bracelet and abide by a curfew of 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. more »


Nov 1, 2012

Boston, Nov. 1, 2012—Two North Shore men have been indicted in the May shooting death of 33-year-old Steven Fuentes in Roxbury, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

The Suffolk County Grand Jury yesterday returned indictments charging GEORGE ORTEGA (D.O.B. 2/19/83) of Lynn and ANTHONY KING SOLOMON (D.O.B. 4/18/80) of Everett with first-degree murder and unlawful possession of a firearm in Fuentes’ May 24 homicide. more »