Press Releases from 2016
Jun 30, 2016

BOSTON, June 30, 2016—A rapist identified through a DNA match was sentenced to up to 30 years in prison for attacking a woman in East Boston – and will only begin that sentence when he completes his current prison sentence on an unrelated conviction, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

A Suffolk Superior Court Jury on Monday convicted THOMAS CRADOCK (D.O.B. 10/27/88) of aggravated rape, assault with intent to murder, aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and aggravated assault and battery. At a hearing yesterday, Suffolk prosecutors recommended that he serve 30 to 35 years in state prison followed by 10 years of probation. more »


Jun 30, 2016

BOSTON, June 30, 2016—The Suffolk County Grand Jury has returned indictments charging a 16-year-old juvenile with the fatal stabbing of 15-year-old Deon Hopkins earlier this year, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

The indictments, returned yesterday afternoon, charge AMARI POPE (D.O.B. 10/5/99) of Dorchester with second-degree murder and misleading a police investigator. They supersede a Dorchester Municipal Court complaint on which Pope was arraigned the day after Hopkins’ Feb. 21 stabbing death. Pope will be arraigned on the indictments in Suffolk Superior Court on July 17. more »


Jun 28, 2016

BOSTON, June 28, 2016—A drunk driver will spend up to 12 years in state prison after admitting responsibility for the death last year of 18-year-old Fritz Philogene in Dorchester, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

GREGORY McCOY (D.O.B. 1/10/88) of Dorchester pleaded guilty to manslaughter while operating under the influence, leaving the scene of a collision causing death, and leaving the scene of a collision causing injury. Assistant District Attorney Gregory Henning of the DA’s Senior Trial Unit recommended a sentence of 12 to 14 years in state prison. Suffolk Superior Court Judge Beverly J. Cannone imposed a term of 8 to 12 years. more »


Jun 28, 2016

BOSTON, June 28, 2016–Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley today delivered the following remarks on the indictment of JAMES PAIGE (D.O.B. 3/28/66) for the 1987 homicide of Dora Brimage:

“On a warm night almost 30 years ago, 19-year-old Dora Jean Brimage left a party near Prentiss Street in Roxbury.  Her body was found the next morning – September 7, 1987 – in the rear of a Warren Avenue storefront.  She had been badly beaten, sexually assaulted, and strangled to death.

“Dora Brimage’s homicide went unsolved – until now. more »


Jun 27, 2016

BOSTON, June 27, 2016—An Arlington man was arraigned today for allegedly starting a fire in close proximity to two homeless men who were saved from death or serious injury by a Good Samaritan who smelled smoke, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

MATTHEW CODY (D.O.B. 1/19/86) was indicted last week on charges of arson and attempted murder. He was arrested today by Boston Police at the Boston Municipal Court, where he was attending a court date on an unrelated case, and transported to Suffolk Superior Court, where the case will be adjudicated. more »


Jun 24, 2016

BOSTON, June 24, 2016— Jurors in the trial of three men charged in the slaying of 25-year-old Romeo McCubbin today returned guilty verdicts on firearm charges but declared themselves hopelessly deadlocked on the charge of murder, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

After more than two days of deliberations in the murder trial of OMAR BONNER (D.O.B. 8/2/87) of Hyde Park, OMAR DENTON (D.O.B. 5/9/84) of Milton, and ANDREW ROBERTSON (D.O.B. 06/09/1976) of Hyde Park, jurors convicted Bonner of unlawful possession of a firearm and resisting arrest and Denton of unlawful possession of a firearm.  Jurors were unable to come to a unanimous decision on the charge of first-degree murder faced by all three defendants.  As a result, Suffolk Superior Court Judge Janet Sanders declared a mistrial. more »


Jun 24, 2016

BOSTON, June 24, 2016—A Boston attorney already suspended from practice in Massachusetts was arraigned today on charges he stole the identity of a business partner and nearly $50,000 from a client, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

WASSEM AMIN (D.O.B. 2/27/85) was arraigned this morning in Boston Municipal Court on two dockets, one charging larceny over $250 by single scheme, forgery of a check, and uttering a false check, and the second charging identity fraud and forgery of a document.  more »


Jun 24, 2016

BOSTON, June 24, 2016—More than two years after unidentified human remains were recovered on Revere Beach, a DNA match through a national missing and unidentified persons database has provided a previously-missing man’s family with answers in his disappearance, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

The partial remains discovered in shallow water along the shoreline in 2014 have been conclusively identified as those of a 31-year-old man with ties to Oklahoma who had most recently been living in Cambridge. Prior to his last reported sighting in 2013, he wrote a letter to his family indicating that he was “going off the grid” and that they “would not see [him] again.” more »


Jun 23, 2016

BOSTON, June 23, 2016—A jail guard now suspended from his duties was arraigned today on charges that he had improper sexual contact with an inmate under his supervision, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

MARLON JUBA, 29, was arraigned today in South Boston Municipal Court following his arrest yesterday by Boston Police. Assistant District Attorney Amy Martin recommended that he be held on $150,000 cash bail. Judge Ernest Sarason imposed bail of $20,000. more »


Jun 22, 2016

BOSTON, June 22, 2016—The Suffolk County Grand Jury this week returned indictments charging a Dorchester man with causing the death of 45-year-old Brian Hingston during a fight behind an Adams Street bakery, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley and Boston Police Commissioner William Evans said.

The indictments, returned Monday, charge BRYAN McELHINNEY (D.O.B. 8/17/92) with manslaughter and aggravated assault and battery in connection with the April 17 incident that claimed the Quincy resident’s life near the intersection of Adams Street and Gallivan Boulevard. more »


Jun 22, 2016

BOSTON, June 22, 2016—A Malden man was arraigned today in connection with the drowning death 26-year-old Mitchell Harrison, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

LENNY QUINTERO-FLORES (D.O.B. 2/17/89) was arraigned in Charlestown Municipal Court today on a charge of manslaughter.  At the request of ADA Lynn Feigenbaum, Judge Lawrence McCormick set bail in the amount of $25,000 and ordered Quintero-Flores to remain drug- and alcohol-free subject to random screening. more »


Jun 22, 2016

Both BOSTON, June 22, 2016—Two men were held without bail today following their arrests in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Raekwon Brown and non-fatal shootings of three bystanders earlier this month, Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans and Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

JONATHAN AGUASVIVAS (D.O.B. 11/25/92) of Roxbury and BENZY BAIN (D.O.B. 12/17/91) of Mattapan were arraigned today in Dorchester Municipal Court following their arrests by Boston Police on warrants charging them with murder in connection with Brown’s fatal shooting near the Jeremiah E. Burke School in Dorchester. Two other teens, ages 16 and 17, received injuries that were not life-threatening and were transported to area hospitals; a fourth victim, a 67-year-old woman, suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene. more »


Jun 20, 2016

BOSTON, June 20, 2016—A Lynn teen has been indicted for murder in connection with the Chelsea shooting that killed 19-year-old Pablo Villeda and injured six others, while a second teen has been indicted for possessing a firearm in connection with the case, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

A Suffolk County Grand Jury today returned indictments charging EMANUEL MARRERO (D.O.B. 6/3/99) with first-degree murder, unlawful possession of a firearm, five counts of aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and six counts each of armed assault with intent to murder and assault and battery by discharging a firearm.

EFRAIN VEGA (D.O.B. 12/14/98) was indicted on a charge of unlawful possession of a firearm.  Although he is a juvenile, his indictment under the state’s youthful offender statute opens his case to the public and subjects him to the full range of both juvenile and adult repercussions. more »


Jun 20, 2016

BOSTON, June 20, 2016—A man arraigned today on charges of wielding a hammer in a racially-motivated attack at Revere Beach was ordered held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing later this week, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

GIANPAOLO M. CERRETANI (D.O.B. 1/22/92), who claims addresses in Revere and Lynn, was arraigned today in Chelsea District Court on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault with a dangerous weapon, threats to commit a crime, civil rights violation, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest.  At the request of Assistant District Attorney Kacie Sherman, Judge Matthew Nestor ordered Cerretani held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing scheduled to take place on Thursday. more »


Jun 16, 2016

CHELSEA, June 16, 2016—Nearly two weeks after Marco Salguero-Cruz suffered fatal injuries in a hit-and-run collision, Chelsea and State police are asking the public to remain on the lookout for the vehicle that fled the scene of the crash.

Chelsea Police Chief Brian Kyes and Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said Salguero-Cruz, 25 and a resident of Chelsea, was struck in the area of 284 Washington Ave. at about 10:00 on the night of June 4. The vehicle that struck him left the scene without stopping. Salguero-Cruz was rushed to Massachusetts General Hospital, where he died of his injuries the next morning. more »


Jun 14, 2016

BOSTON, June 14, 2016—A Dorchester Municipal Court probation officer faces arraignment tomorrow for allegedly assaulting a female probationer in his courthouse office, Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans and Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

The Suffolk County Grand Jury returned indictments charging WILLIAM AVERILL (D.O.B. 2/13/66) of West Roxbury with three counts each of rape and indecent assault and battery, as well as one count of assault with intent to rape.  Averill has been on administrative leave from his professional duties since the investigation began earlier this year. more »


Jun 14, 2016

BOSTON, June 14, 2016—A Lynn man was arraigned yesterday in connection with a weekend attack in Revere in which he allegedly told the victim and his friends to “go back to [their] country,” Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

JASON COLLURA (D.O.B. 12/31/87) was arraigned yesterday in Chelsea District Court on charges of assault and battery to intimidate, civil rights violation, disorderly conduct, and disturbing the peace.  Assistant District Attorney Michael Lafleur requested that Collura’s bail be set in the amount of $10,000 and that he be ordered to stay away and have no contact with the victim in the event he is to be released on bail.  Lafleur also requested that Collura’s bail be revoked in an open case out of Boston Municipal Court charging larceny from a person. more »


Jun 13, 2016

BOSTON, June 13, 2016—The state’s highest court today affirmed the first-degree murder conviction of the Mattapan man who strangled Rosanna Camilo inside her home, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

The Supreme Judicial Court’s ruling means that ELDRICK BROOM (D.O.B. 4/7/84) will not receive a new trial after a jury in 2013 found him guilty of aggravated rape and first-degree murder under both the theories of extreme atrocity and cruelty and felony murder.  Broom is currently serving a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole. more »


Jun 10, 2016

BOSTON, June 10, 2016—A man was held without bail pending a probation hearing following his arraignment on charges of assaulting and robbing an elderly man last week, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

MICHAEL BRUZZESE (D.O.B. 5/25/65), formerly of Hingham and more recently living in Cambridge, was arraigned in East Boston Municipal Court on charges of assault and battery on an elder, unarmed robbery of a person over 60, breaking and entering a vehicle in the daytime, and larceny over $250.  Assistant District Attorney Lynn Feigenbaum requested bail of $100,000.  Judge John MacDonald imposed $25,000 and additionally ordered that he be held without bail on a Norfolk Superior Court probation matter.  According to prosecutors, Bruzzese is currently serving three years of probation for convictions on charges of possession of burglarious tools and two counts of malicious destruction of property over $250. more »


Jun 10, 2016

BOSTON, June 10, 2016—A Suffolk County prosecutor assigned to Roxbury Municipal Court was honored last night after her outstanding trial work during the 2016 Advanced Trial Training program, which brings dozens of young lawyers from across eastern Massachusetts together to hone their courtroom skills, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

Assistant District Attorney Anna Lusardi received the Paul McLaughlin Advocacy Award for Top Prosecutor following the culmination of the six-month program, the mock trial of Commonwealth v. Green in the Oliver Wendell Holmes courtroom of the John Adams Courthouse in downtown Boston. The award is named after an assistant attorney general assigned to the Suffolk DA’s office before his 1995 murder; it was presented by Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Locke, the regional administrative justice for Suffolk County, who was a friend and colleague of McLaughlin. Daniel J. Gaudet, a staff attorney from the Committee for Public Counsel Services, received the Peter J. Muse Advocacy Award for Top Defense Counsel. more »


Jun 10, 2016

BOSTON, June 10, 2016—A Brighton real estate broker previously charged with tampering with a court document and presenting the forgery as genuine was arraigned on similar charges today – but only after a default warrant issued when he refused to enter the courtroom for his arraignment, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

DAVID SCHER (D.O.B. 11/22/82) was arraigned today in Suffolk Superior Court on charges of perjury and uttering.  Assistant District Attorney Greer Spatz of the DA’s Special Prosecutions Unit requested bail of $2,000.  Clerk Magistrate Lisa Medeiros released Scher on his own recognizance. more »


Jun 10, 2016

Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley and Massachusetts State Police Colonel Richard McKeon today announced the arrest of MICHAEL BRUZZESE, 51, for the June 1 assault on a man inside the Belle Isle Marsh Reservation in East Boston. BRUZZESE most recently had a temporary residence in Cambridge and formerly lived in Hingham.

BRUZZESE is charged with the following criminal offenses:

  1. Assault and battery on a person over 60;
  2. Breaking and entering of a vehicle during the daytime;
  3. Larceny; and
  4. Unarmed Robbery on a Person over 60.

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Jun 8, 2016

BOSTON, June 8, 2016—A man with prior convictions for embezzlement and fraud is now accused of a scheme in which he targeted gay men, drugged them unconscious, and stole their artwork, silverware, and even jewelry he was wearing at the time of his arrest, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

RICCARDO D’ORSAINVILLE (D.O.B. 5/17/65), currently a resident of Norwood but previously of Boston, with one count of kidnapping and three counts each of poisoning, larceny over $250, and receiving stolen property. The indictments supersede a pending Boston Municipal Court case in which he was charged with one count of larceny over $250 after his arrest by Boston Police in February. more »


Jun 7, 2016

BOSTON, June 7, 2016–State Police assigned to the Revere Barracks and Suffolk County District Attorney’s office are investigating separate incidents that left two men injured, one of them fatally, at the Belle Isle Marsh last week.  The two incidents have not been conclusively linked, but State Police are advising the public of them and increasing patrols in an abundance of caution.

The first incident occurred on Sunday, May 29. An 83-year-old East Boston man was discovered at about 2:45 pm with a serious head injury and transported to Massachusetts General Hospital.  The man’s injuries prevented him from giving an account of what had happened. He succumbed to his injuries on June 1, after which State Police were notified.  The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has not yet determined the cause or manner of his death. more »


Jun 7, 2016

BOSTON, June 7, 2016—A Lynn man was arraigned in his hospital bed today on charges he struck a State Trooper with his motorcycle, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

DANILO DiROCHE (D.O.B. 12/17/89) was arraigned this afternoon in his hospital room at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston on charges issued out of Chelsea District Court of operating under the influence, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, resisting arrest, reckless operation, failure to stop, speeding, leaving the scene of an accident causing personal injury, marked lanes violation, number plate violation, operating an unregistered vehicle, passing violation, and a learner’s permit violation.  Chelsea District Court Judge James Wexler imposed bail of $10,000 and ordered DiRoche to remain drug- and alcohol-free subject to random screenings and not drive unless properly licensed while the case is pending. more »


Jun 7, 2016

BOSTON, June 7, 2016—A Chelsea man was arraigned on firearm related charges yesterday after a concerned citizen helped Chelsea Police identify him as the gunman who fired into a crowd, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

JESUS PEREZ (D.O.B. 12/14/96) was arraigned yesterday in Chelsea District Court on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, carrying a loaded firearm, and attempted assault and battery with a firearm.  Assistant District Attorney Rob Arcangeli requested bail of $50,000.  Judge Matthew Nestor set bail in the amount of $5,000. more »


Jun 6, 2016

CHELSEA, June 5, 2016—Chelsea Police detectives and State troopers assigned to the Suffolk DA’s office are investigating a fatal hit-and-run last night, Police Chief Brian Kyes and District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

The victim, identified as 25-year-old Marco Cruz, was struck by an unknown vehicle in the area of 284 Washington Ave. at about 10:15 p.m. He was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital, where he died of his injuries this morning. His name is being withheld until full family notifications are made. more »


Jun 1, 2016

BOSTON, June 1, 2016—A Dorchester man will spend up to the next decade in prison after he admitted to running a human trafficking operation in which he targeted vulnerable women and used drugs, threats, and violence to control them, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

ANTHONY DEW (D.O.B. 8/12/82) today pleaded guilty to human trafficking, assault and battery, distribution of a Class A substance, and distribution of a Class B substance.  Superior Court Judge Linda Giles sentenced Dew to eight to 10 years in state prison followed by seven years of probation. more »


Jun 1, 2016

BOSTON, June 1, 2016—The state Appeals Court yesterday affirmed the conviction of a Swampscott man who bit off his former business partner’s nose four years ago, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

With its decision yesterday, a Massachusetts Appeals Court panel denied a new trial for KENNETH MICHAUD (D.O.B. 10/8/71), who was convicted of mayhem and assault and battery causing serious bodily injury for the May 2, 2012 incident outside a Revere restaurant.  He was sentenced to three to five years in prison and three years of probation at the conclusion of his 2013 trial. more »