Press Releases from the last 30 days
Dec 19, 2014

BOSTON, Dec. 19, 2014—A Suffolk Superior Court Jury has convicted a former Mattapan man of all charges in the unprovoked murders of Shakora Gaines, Chantal Palmer, and Anthony Peoples in Dorchester, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

Jurors convicted KERON PIERRE (D.O.B. 11/26/85) of three counts of first-degree murder, finding that he acted with extreme atrocity or cruelty in all three slayings and with deliberate premeditation in Palmer’s killing. Jurors also convicted him of armed assault with intent to murder for shooting at a fourth occupant of the car, a young woman who escaped with her life – but watched her best friends die. more »

Dec 19, 2014

BOSTON, Dec. 19, 2014—A man was arraigned yesterday on charges he violated the civil rights of a Green Line passenger he harassed, punched, and attempted to rob at an MBTA station, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

MATTHEW FRANKLIN (D.O.B. 12/30/86), who claimed a downtown homeless shelter as his address, was arraigned yesterday in Boston Municipal Court on charges of unarmed assault with intent to rob, assault and battery, and violating his victim’s civil rights.  Assistant District Attorney Matthew Fitzgerald requested bail of $2,000; Judge Thomas Horgan imposed $1,000 bail. more »

Dec 18, 2014

BOSTON, Dec. 18, 2014—A Dorchester man was convicted yesterday of possessing child pornography and trading it using an online file-sharing service, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

A West Roxbury Municipal Court jury found FRANCISCO RIVERA-YORRO (D.O.B. 3/3/62) guilty of possession of child pornography and dissemination of obscene images.  At the request of Assistant District Attorney Christina Miller, Conley’s Chief of District Courts, Judge Mary Ann Driscoll sentenced Rivera-Yorro to two and a half years in the house of correction. more »

Dec 17, 2014

BOSTON, Dec. 17, 2014—The suspect in a double shooting that left Javier Ortiz dead and another man with a gunshot wound to the chest was held without bail today after his arraignment in Chelsea District Court, Suffolk county District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

HECTOR ENAMORADO (D.O.B. 10/22/78) of Chelsea was arraigned on single counts of murder and armed assault with intent to murder for allegedly shooting Ortiz, age 29, and the surviving victim, age 34, inside a Chester Avenue apartment early Sunday morning. more »

Dec 17, 2014

BOSTON, Dec. 15, 2014— The state’s highest court today rejected an appeal by the man who murdered retired Cambridge Police Officer Myles “Tony” Lawton and tried to kill a second man, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

In a 32-page decision authored by Chief Justice Ralph Gants, the Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the 2009 convictions of MICHAEL COLLINS (D.O.B. 11/5/79) for second-degree murder, armed assault with intent to murder, and unlawful possession of a firearm for the fatal shooting death of Lawton, 62, and the non-fatal shooting of a second man. more »

Dec 17, 2014

BOSTON, Dec. 15, 2014— A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Roosevelt Harris’ killer of first-degree murder, rejecting his claim that he was so mentally ill that he was not criminally responsible for beating the 50-year-old to death with a baseball bat, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

Shortly after the jury’s verdict, Judge Peter Muse sentenced CRISTIAN RODRIGUEZ (D.O.B. 7/19/76) to life in prison without the possibility of parole, the mandatory sentence for murder one. more »

Dec 16, 2014

BOSTON, Dec. 15, 2014— Five defendants were arraigned today following their indictments on charges that they took part in a nationwide scam to steal $700,000, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

JOHN BRISTOW (D.O.B. 3/13/73) of Dedham, MOLIJAH BUREY (D.O.B. 11/14/91) of Dorchester, TROY FERNANDEZ (D.O.B. 8/7/89) of Dorchester, RICARDO PETERSON (D.O.B. 8/22/80) of Roxbury, and MIGUEL BALAN (D.O.B. 4/4/93) of Revere were arraigned today in Suffolk Superior Court on charges of receiving stolen goods over $250, larceny over $250, conspiracy, and money laundering. more »

Dec 15, 2014

BOSTON, Dec. 15, 2014— A Lowell man was sentenced to prison today after he admitted that he shook his son, 9-week-old William Berry, to death last year, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

CHRISTOPHER BERRY (D.O.B. 5/14/90) today pleaded guilty to manslaughter in connection with his son’s 2013 death in Lowell last year.  At the request of Assistant District Attorney Gloriann Moroney, chief of Conley’s Child Protection Unit, Middlesex Superior Court Judge Marita Hopkins sentenced Berry to 12 to 16 years in prison. more »

Dec 15, 2014

BOSTON, Dec. 15, 2014—Eight defendants face arraignment this week for their alleged roles in a nationwide scam that drained hundreds of thousands of dollars from the victims’ home equity lines of credit, just weeks after a Cambridge woman was ordered to reimburse a California bank for funds stolen in a similar scheme, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

RICARDO PETERSON (D.O.B. 8/22/80) of Roxbury, MIGUEL BALAN (D.O.B. 4/4/93) of Revere, JOHN BRISTOW (D.O.B. 3/13/73) of Dedham, MOLIJAH BUREY (D.O.B. 11/14/91) of Dorchester, TROY FERNANDEZ (D.O.B. 8/7/89) of Dorchester are expected to be arraigned tomorrow in Suffolk Superior Court on charges of receiving stolen goods over $250, larceny over $250, conspiracy, and money laundering.

Three additional defendants charged in connection with the scheme – CHERYDA GRANT (D.O.B. 1/1/70) of Hyde Park, DAVID JOHNSON (D.O.B. 2/17/82) of Stoughton, and JOHN JOHNSON (D.O.B. 7/25/79) of Norwood – face arraignment Thursday on identical charges.  more »

Dec 15, 2014

BOSTON, Dec. 14, 2014—Chelsea Police Chief Brian Kyes and Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said they are searching for a Chelsea resident in connection with a double shooting in a Chester Avenue residence that left one man dead and another injured early yesterday morning.

Suffolk prosecutors yesterday approved a warrant charging HECTOR ENAMORADO (D.O.B. 10/22/78) with murder. Anyone who knows Enamorado’s location should contact Chelsea Police or State Police at the numbers below. more »

Dec 12, 2014

BOSTON, Dec. 12, 2014—Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley last week hosted a psychology professor and a veteran police investigator for a two-day training in cutting-edge interview techniques as part of his ongoing continuing education program.

The training, led by Prof. Brent Snook of the Memorial University of Newfoundland and Constable Todd Barron of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, introduced Suffolk prosecutors to the interview method known as PEACE – for Preparation and Planning, Engage and Explain, Account, Closure, and Evaluation. Members of the DA’s Homicide and Senior Trial units attended the training on Friday and Saturday. more »

Dec 11, 2014

Faces Another Case in Chelsea Tomorrow

BOSTON, Dec. 11, 2014—A private investigator pleaded guilty today to stalking and threatening three former co-workers at the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department, and will appear on a case with a fourth victim tomorrow, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. more »

Dec 11, 2014

BOSTON, Dec. 11, 2014—Two repeat offenders were arraigned today in separate gang-related firearms cases, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

JOHN MONTEIRO (D.O.B. 4/6/83) was arraigned today on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, and carrying a loaded firearm.  He was additionally charged with unlawful possession of a firearm as a subsequent offense and as a Level I armed career criminal based on convictions for armed assault with intent to rob and firearm possession. more »

Dec 10, 2014

BOSTON, Dec. 10, 2014— The man who fatally shot 17-year-old Evens Archer was held without bail at his arraignment today, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

JOHNNIE BONNIE (D.O.B. 6/28/92) of Jamaica Plain was arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court today on charges of first-degree murder, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, and unlawfully carrying a loaded firearm, all in connection Archer’s shooting death.  He was also arraigned on a separate, unrelated case charging unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, carrying a loaded firearm, and receiving a firearm with a defaced serial number. more »

Dec 8, 2014

BOSTON, Dec. 8, 2014—The state’s highest court has ruled that a man who took part in the 1991 murder of Timothy Bond in Jamaica Plain will not receive a new trial, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

The Supreme Judicial Court in a decision authored by Justice Robert Cordy today affirmed a lower court’s order denying PEDRO VALENTIN a new trial more than two decades after he was convicted of first-degree murder for his role as a joint venturer in Bond’s July 15, 1991, murder.  The same court affirmed Valentin’s conviction in 1995; today’s decision came in response to Valentin’s appeal of a Suffolk Superior Court judge’s denial of his 2012 motion for a new trial. more »

Dec 5, 2014

BOSTON, Dec. 5, 2014—A Mattapan man convicted yesterday of a Roslindale burglary this summer will serve the maximum penalty for breaking and entering, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

A West Roxbury Municipal Court jury yesterday found MARCKENLEY CASIMIR (D.O.B. 8/1/90) guilty of breaking and entering, possession of burglarious tools, and receiving stolen property.  Judge Mary Ann Driscoll imposed a sentence of two and a half years in a house of correction. more »

Dec 5, 2014

BOSTON, Dec. 5, 2014—A Dorchester man whom Boston Police observed with a gun in his hand pleaded guilty yesterday to firearm charges, just weeks after another man admitted to bringing a gun to the site of a homicide memorial, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

“Every child deserves a safe neighborhood to play and go to school,” Conley said. “Our Gang Unit is protecting those kids, their families, and their neighborhoods with indictments and prosecutions that target the individuals directly responsible for violence in Boston.” more »

Dec 3, 2014

BOSTON, Dec. 3, 2014—Two years and a day after 25-year-old Alexander Callahan was brutally beaten to death inside the Suffolk County House of Correction, his killer was sentenced to spend the next 20 years in prison, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

A Suffolk Superior Court jury last month convicted LESLEY JURCZUK (D.O.B. 10/15/61) of voluntary manslaughter in Callahan’s beating death.  Judge Charles Hely today imposed sentenced Jurczuk to 18 to 20 years in prison – the maximum sentence allowed under the law and that recommended by First Assistant District Attorney Patrick Haggan.  Jurczuk’s attorney sought a sentence of four to seven years. more »

Dec 2, 2014

BOSTON, Dec. 2, 2014—The man who allegedly stabbed two park rangers when they asked him to put out a cigarette was held on $1 million bail at his Superior Court arraignment today, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

BODIO HUTCHINSON (D.O.B. 8/6/80) was arraigned on two counts of armed assault with intent to murder and single counts of assault and battery and aggravated assault and battery.  Clerk Magistrate Anne Kaczmarek imposed $1 million bail at the request of Assistant District Attorney Lynn Feigenbaum of the DA’s Senior Trial Unit. The Suffolk County Grand Jury indicted Hutchinson on Nov. 24. more »

Dec 2, 2014

BOSTON, Dec. 2, 2014—A Hyde Park man was arraigned yesterday for human trafficking and other charges after he allegedly threatened a woman he advertised on a web site linked to prostitution, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

RICHARD HOLMES (D.O.B. 1/3/91) was arraigned in West Roxbury Municipal Court on charges of trafficking of a person for sexual servitude, deriving support from prostitution, maintaining a house of prostitution, and making threats to commit a crime.  Assistant District Attorney Michelle Slade requested that Holmes be held on $30,000 bail and be ordered to stay away and have no contact with the 25-year-old victim and be fitted for a GPS monitor in the event that he were to be released on bail.  Judge Kathleen Coffey imposed $10,000 bail and the requested conditions of release but denied a motion to revoke Holmes’ bail in an open case charging him with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license. more »

Nov 28, 2014

BOSTON, Nov. 28, 2014— The Suffolk County Grand Jury this week indicted a Quincy man has for first-degree murder for fatally stabbing 31-year-old Gerald Williamson as he attempted to walk away from their verbal confrontation, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley announced today.

The first-degree murder indictment was returned Wednesday against EDGARDO CLARK (D.O.B. 5/25/85). Clark has been held without bail since his Oct. 21 arraignment in Dorchester Municipal Court in connection with Williamson’s murder. more »

Nov 28, 2014

BOSTON, Nov. 28, 2014—A Revere man was held on high bail today after he was arrested for firing shots during a confrontation over a parking spot, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

JEFFREY MORENO (D.O.B. 1/13/86) was arraigned in Chelsea District Court on four counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, two counts of making threats to commit a crime, and one count each of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building, and possessing a firearm during the commission of a felony. more »

Nov 26, 2014

BOSTON, Nov. 26, 2014—Two men pleaded guilty this week to their roles in unrelated homicides in Boston and Chelsea, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

On Monday, ANDRE McNEIL (D.O.B. 10/25/89) of Brockton pleaded guilty to manslaughter for the Nov. 14, 2007, shooting death of 17-year-old David Jones. At the request of Assistant District Attorney Mark Zanini, Judge Jeffrey Locke sentenced McNeil to 12 years in state prison. more »

Nov 26, 2014

BOSTON, Nov. 26, 2014—About 40 men and women arrested during overnight protests in Boston had their criminal charges converted to civil infractions and resolved today, meaning that the low-level offenses will not appear on their records, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

In the Central Division of the Boston Municipal Court, Suffolk prosecutors affirmatively moved to amend criminal complaints against 18 arrestees to civil infractions prior to arraignment, then dismissed them.  Those individuals ranged in age from 19 to 32.  Twelve were from Boston and the remaining six were from Cambridge, Los Angeles, Newton, Quincy, and Somerville. Twelve were charged with disorderly conduct, four were charged with disturbing the peace, and two were charged with disorderly conduct and trespassing. more »

Nov 25, 2014

BOSTON, Nov. 25, 2014—Eighteen years after a child rape defendant fled his indictment and one week after his arrest out of state, the former Dorchester resident was held on high bail at his arraignment today in Suffolk Superior Court, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

LENS CHAPPELL (D.O.B. 5/20/48) was arraigned today on eight counts of rape of a child, three counts of indecent assault and battery on a child, and two counts of indecent assault and battery. Assistant District Attorney Gloriann Moroney, chief of the DA’s Child Protection Unit, recommended that he be held on $750,000 cash bail.  Clerk Anne Kaczmarek imposed that amount. more »

Nov 24, 2014

BOSTON, Nov. 24, 2014— The man who fatally shot 21-year-old Steven Jones in the course of a fistfight Jones was trying to break up pleaded guilty today as his trial was set to begin, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

PABLO FLORES, Jr. (D.O.B. 2/17/93) of Charlestown today pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter, unlawful possession of a firearm, carrying a loaded firearm, and two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon.  He was initially charged with second-degree murder. At the recommendation of Assistant District Attorney Nicholas Walsh, Suffolk Superior Court Judge Charles Hely sentenced Flores to eight to 12 years in prison followed by three years of probation. more »

Nov 24, 2014

BOSTON, Nov. 24, 2014— An East Boston man was held on high bail today after Boston Police who arrested him for attempted rape and other charges linked him to an earlier, similar sexual assault, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

EDUARDO SELVAN HERNANDEZ-ORTIZ (D.O.B. 2/5/94) appeared in East Boston Municipal Court on charges of assault with intent to rape, armed robbery, indecent assault and battery of a person over 14, open and gross lewdness, and receiving stolen property under $250 in connection with an assault that occurred Saturday and charges of aggravated rape and armed robbery for an assault that occurred Nov. 1. more »

Nov 21, 2014

BOSTON, Nov. 20, 2014—A Roslindale man who represented himself as a pastor will serve up to 12 years in state prison for sexual assaults on a girl in her young teens, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

A Suffolk Superior Court jury on Nov. 5 convicted EPIPHANE LAZARRE (D.O.B. 5/27/73) of two counts of aggravated rape of a child under 14 and one count of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14 for the 2012 assaults. At a sentencing hearing yesterday, Assistant District Attorney Laura Montgomery recommended that he serve a term of 15 to 20 years in state prison followed by 10 years of probation. Judge Christopher Muse sentenced him to 10 to 12 years in prison and the recommended probationary term upon his release. more »