Press Releases from 2012
Dec 31, 2012

BOSTON, Dec. 31, 2012—A South End man was charged with armed robbery today after he allegedly stole a hair dryer, condoms, cologne, and other items from a man he’d met online, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

MARCUS JACKSON (D.O.B. 8/17/87) was arraigned in West Roxbury District Court today in connection with yesterday evening’s incident. Assistant District Attorney Kristina Kerwin recommended that he be held on $10,000 cash bail and Judge Ernest Sarason set bail at $1,000. more »


Dec 27, 2012

BOSTON, Dec. 27, 2012—Three men from Cambridge were arraigned in Boston today after a handgun was recovered from their car, which matched the description of a vehicle from which shots were fired in Chinatown early this morning, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

DARIO SANTOS, Jr. (D.O.B. 5/9/89); ERIC SMALL, Jr. (D.O.B. 8/21/90); and KADEEM WINSPEARE (D.O.B. 3/14/90) were all charged in the Boston Municipal Court with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, unlawfully carrying a loaded firearm, discharging a firearm within 500’ of a building, and possession of a Class D substance with intent to distribute. more »


Dec 27, 2012

BOSTON, Dec. 27, 2012—Two Dorchester men were arraigned this week for allegedly robbing a man at gunpoint on Christmas Eve, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

At proceedings yesterday in Dorchester District Court, JOHN CESAR (D.O.B. 3/13/92) and ANTIOWANE DAVIS (D.O.B. 8/30/93) were arraigned on charges of armed robbery and unlawful possession of a firearm; Davis was additionally arraigned on a breaking and entering charge.  Assistant District Attorney Michael DiStefano requested Cesar’s bail be set at $25,000 and Davis’ at $50,000.  Judge Robert N. Tochka ordered $5,000 bail for Cesar at $10,000 for Davis. more »


Dec 26, 2012

BOSTON, Dec. 24, 2012—A Christmas season traveler was held on high bail today after State Police and Homeland Security officials found almost four kilograms of cocaine in the tires of a wheelchair he was using for no apparent medical purpose, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

Arrested Friday at Logan International Airport, EMMANUELLI ROJAS-MORAZA (D.O.B. 3/25/79) of Carolina, Puerto Rico, was arraigned today in East Boston District Court on one count of trafficking in more than 200 grams of cocaine. Judge Tracy-Lee Lyons set his bail at $45,000 cash. more »


Dec 20, 2012

Boston, Dec. 20, 2012 — A Brighton man was held without bail at his arraignment on charges of murder and armed robbery in the November shooting death of Leroy Cooper, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

ROBERT WILLIAMS (D.O.B. 5/10/91) was arraigned today in Brighton District Court. Judge David T. Donnelly ordered Williams held without bail, per the request of Assistant District Attorney Julie Higgins. more »


Dec 20, 2012

Boston, Dec. 20, 2012 – An Everett man pleaded guilty yesterday to hitting a woman in the head with a Louisville Slugger baseball bat on Halloween two years ago, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

CARMEN PICARDI (D.O.B. 1/17/71) pleaded guilty to a charge of aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon for the 2010 attack on a 21-year-old Medford woman. Assistant District Attorney Nicholas Walsh recommended a sentence of three to five years in state prison. Suffolk Superior Court Judge Carol S. Ball sentenced Picardi to two to three years. more »


Dec 19, 2012

Boston, Dec. 19, 2012 – A former union official has been found guilty in the theft and misuse of more than $100,000 in union funds, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

A Suffolk Superior Court jury deliberated for only two and a half hours before finding JOHN HORAN (D.O.B. 7/16/64) of Spencer guilty of two counts of larceny over $250 by scheme. Sentencing will take place in January. more »


Dec 19, 2012

Boston, Dec. 19, 2012 – A man convicted yesterday of beating and strangling Frederick Allen of Chelsea received a mandatory sentence of life in prison, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

MARIO CRUZADO (D.O.B. 7/10/73) was sentenced by Suffolk Superior Court Judge Linda Giles in the 2010 murder of 56-year-old Frederick Allen of Chelsea inside the victim’s Bellingham Street apartment.  A jury deliberated for half a day before finding Cruzado guilty of first-degree murder, which carries an automatic life sentence. more »


Dec 18, 2012

Four Life Terms, Two of them Back to Back, in Massacre of Four

BOSTON, Dec. 18, 2012—The Mattapan man convicted in the brutal murders of Eyanna Flonory, her 2-year-old son Amanihotep Smith, Simba Martin, and Lavaughan Washum-Garrison was sentenced today to four life terms, with orders that he serve two of them back to back, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. more »


Dec 18, 2012

BOSTON, Dec. 18, 2012—The man who beat and strangled 56-year-old Frederick Allen in his Chelsea apartment two years ago was convicted of first-degree murder late today, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

After four days of testimony and about half a day of deliberations, a Suffolk Superior Court jury found MARIO CRUZADO (D.O.B. 7/10/73) guilty in Allen’s brutal death inside the victim’s Bellingham Street apartment on or about Nov. 24, 2010. more »


Dec 17, 2012

BOSTON, Dec. 17, 2012—A Dorchester woman who was allegedly drunk when she drove her SUV into two pedestrians was held on high bail at her arraignment today just hours before one of them succumbed to his injuries, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

CHAMPREE DINKINS (D.O.B. 4/11/88) was held on $500,000 at her Dorchester District Court arraignment on two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon – a motor vehicle – as well as charges of operating under the influence of alcohol and leaving the scene of an accident causing personal injury. more »


Dec 17, 2012

BOSTON, Dec. 17, 2012—A Mattapan man will spend the rest of his life in prison for the murders of Amanihotep Smith, Eyanna Flonory, Lavaughan Washum-Garrsion, and Simba Martin after a home invasion and robbery two years ago, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

DWAYNE MOORE (D.O.B. 6/25/77) was convicted of four counts of first-degree murder and single counts of armed robbery and home invasion in the Sept. 28, 2010, massacre near the intersection of Woolson and Wildwood streets in Mattapan. The jury, drawn from a panel of Worcester County residents on a motion by Moore’s attorney, acquitted him of three additional charges related to the non-fatal shooting of a fifth victim. more »


Dec 13, 2012

BOSTON, Dec. 13, 2011—Two men were arraigned today for allegedly beating a Chelsea man in the head with a tire jack in a dispute that may have arisen over a pair of stolen sneakers, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

ALEXANDER GUEVARA (D.O.B. 2/23/91) of Chelsea and ANTONIO RIVERA (D.O.B. 10/2/91) of Boston were formally charged in Chelsea District Court after their arrests last night by Chelsea Police for the Sunday afternoon incident. Rivera was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery, and possession of a class B substance. Guevara faced a single count of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon for allegedly wielding a tire jack during the attack. more »


Dec 11, 2012

BOSTON, Dec. 10, 2011—A former teacher’s aide today admitted to having improper sexual contact with two special needs students who had been entrusted to his care, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

LASHAWN HILL (D.O.B. 3/10/78) pleaded guilty to one count each of indecent assault and battery on a child, lewd and lascivious conduct, and lascivious acts with a child. more »


Dec 10, 2012

BOSTON, Dec. 10, 2011—A Roxbury man freed from a five-year prison term amid an ongoing probe of the state’s former drug testing facility was back in court today after allegedly supplying crack cocaine to a drug dealer, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

LOUIS ANTHONY WILLIAMS (D.O.B. 11/12/82) was arraigned in the Boston Municipal Court today on a charge of distributing a Class B substance as a second or subsequent offense. The charge follows four prior drug distribution convictions, including one in Suffolk Superior Court for which he was sentenced to five years in state prison but was released because the chemist who tested the drugs is now under investigation. more »


Dec 10, 2012

BOSTON, Dec. 10, 2012—Two men were sentenced to prison in recent weeks after admitting their guilt in cases of sexual violence involving family members, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

On Nov. 29, PEDRO ALVAREZ (D.O.B. 12/3/64) of Boston’s South End pleaded guilty to multiple counts of rape of a child and indecent assault and battery for assaults on two young girls and one young boy in his extended family. Assistant District Attorney Alissa Goldhaber recommended that he serve eight to 10 years in state prison, followed by 10 years of probation upon his release. more »


Dec 7, 2012

BOSTON, Dec. 7, 2012—A member of the state’s second-highest court today joined Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s senior staff during a day-long training for district court prosecutors.

Associate Justice Joseph A. Grasso, Jr., of the Massachusetts Appeals Court spoke for an hour and a half on a variety of topics faced by prosecutors in what is often their first assignment – the fast-paced world of district and municipal court. Grasso focused his remarks primarily on matters of search and seizure, the subject of his 2011 book, Suppression Matters under Massachusetts Law. more »


Dec 6, 2012

BOSTON, Dec. 6, 2012—Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley is joining former state senator Jarrett Barrios and Jane Doe Inc. in an annual call for men to help stop violence against women.

Conley was selected to co-chair the sixth annual Massachusetts White Ribbon Day Campaign, which remembers the 1989 massacre of 14 women on a Montreal college campus. The campaign was created to urge men to make a pledge not to commit, condone, or remain silent on violence against women. more »


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 »


Oct 30, 2012

Boston, Oct. 30, 2012—A Dorchester man was arraigned on gun charges this week after a semi-automatic handgun dropped from his waistband in front of Boston Police trying to defuse an earlier conflict, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

PATRICK BISHOP (D.O.B. 8/16/93) was arraigned yesterday in Dorchester District Court on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number. Assistant District Attorney Gretchen Sherwood requested Bishop be held on $15,000 bail. Judge Rosalind H. Miller imposed $10,000 bail and ordered him to abide by a curfew of 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. if he posts that amount. more »


Oct 29, 2012

BOSTON, Oct. 28, 2012–State Police detectives assigned to the Suffolk DA’s office and Chelsea Police are investigating a fatal shooting on Clark Avenue last night.

Chelsea Police responded to a call for shots fired in the area of 48 Clark Ave. at about 7:30 p.m. On arrival they found a 35-year-old man suffering from what appeared to be fatal gunshot wounds.  The man was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead of his injuries a short time later.  The man’s identity is being withheld until his family is notified. more »


Oct 26, 2012

BOSTON, Oct. 26—A Roslindale man already facing one cocaine trafficking charge was arraigned today on another after a joint local and federal task force recovered just under a pound of cocaine from his residence, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

ENRIQUE CAMILO (D.O.B. 6/17/74) was arraigned today on charges of trafficking in cocaine as a second or subsequent offense. Assistant District Attorney Evandro Carvalho recommended bail of $1,000,000 in the Suffolk case, revocation of the defendant’s bail in the earlier case, and surrender of the defendant’s passport; Judge Ernest Sarason imposed $100,000 cash bail, declined to revoke the open bail, and ordered that Camilo surrender his passport. more »


Oct 26, 2012

BOSTON, Oct. 26, 2012—The Suffolk County Grand Jury today returned an indictment charging a Boston Police officer with crashing into another car while driving drunk off-duty, leaving the other driver severely injured, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley announced.

The indictment moves the case against RICHARD JEANETTI (D.O.B. 8/27/76) of Hyde Park from West Roxbury District Court, where he was initially charged with the May 24 collision, to Suffolk Superior Court, where the case will ultimately be adjudicated. The offense carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in state prison and a mandatory two-year driver’s license revocation upon conviction. more »


Oct 25, 2012

BOSTON, Oct. 25, 2012—A second man was arrested by Boston Police last night and arraigned by Suffolk prosecutors today after further investigation into the shooting death of 33-year-old Steven Fuentes in Dorchester, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

ANTHONY KING SOLOMON (D.O.B. 4/18/80) of Everett was formally charged in Roxbury District Court today with murder and unlawful possession of a firearm, both in connection with the May 24 incident that claimed Fuentes’ life outside his Leyland Street home. Judge Kenneth Fiandaca granted a request by Suffolk prosecutors that Solomon be held without bail pending trial. more »


Oct 25, 2012

BOSTON, Oct. 24, 2012—Six teens, including three juveniles, were arraigned today on charges that they attacked a woman on an orange line train and stole her cell phone before celebrating their alleged crime with high-fives, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

DEMARIO BARBER (D.O.B. 11/1/94) of Mattapan, KERNISHA SMITH (D.O.B. 9/10/94) of Dorchester, and ERIC THOMPSON (D.O.B. 9/16/94) of Dorchester were arraigned in Boston Municipal Court, while three juvenile defendants faced arraignment in Boston Juvenile Court for the attack on board an Orange Line train yesterday. more »


Oct 23, 2012

BOSTON, Oct. 23, 2012—The state’s highest court recently upheld two Suffolk County murder convictions for the unrelated slayings of Roy Elliott, a 42-year-old homeless man stabbed to death near Faneuil Hall, and Nabil Essaid, a teenager shot dead outside a downtown movie theater, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

The Supreme Judicial Court on Oct. 15 affirmed the first-degree murder conviction of JOSEPH P. LENNON (D.O.B. 9/8/58) for Elliott’s 2006 stabbing death at Curley Memorial Plaza and on Oct. 22 affirmed the first-degree murder conviction of DARRYL SCOTT (D.O.B. 4/13/81) for Essaid’s 2003 shooting death near the Loews Boston Common. more »


Oct 22, 2012

Conley Names Fourth Prosecutor to Lab Crisis Task Force

BOSTON, Oct. 22, 2012—A man currently under indictment for murder is among the defendants whose cases will be heard in Suffolk Superior Court this week for specialized post-conviction sessions related to a former Department of Health drug lab chemist accused of mishandling evidence.

ANTHONY THAMES (D.O.B. 2/22/83) is charged with first-degree murder and unlawful possession of a firearm for allegedly shooting Raymond Lamar to death in Boston’s South End on the morning of Aug. 6, 2011. Shortly after his arrest on that offense, Thames pleaded guilty to possession of a Class B substance as a second or subsequent offense and distribution of a Class B substance as a second or subsequent offense. He is currently serving a five-year state prison term for that conviction. more »


Oct 19, 2012

BOSTON, Oct. 19, 2012—A Dorchester man convicted of sexually assaulting two young children was sentenced yesterday to three to five years in state prison, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

After five days of testimony, a Suffolk Superior Court jury deliberated for just an hour and a half on Wednesday before convicting HAK WONG (D.O.B. 3/3/54) of one count of rape of a child and three counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14. Wong assaulted the children on various dates between January and May of 2011. The victims in this case were two young children known to the defendant but not related to him; prosecutors are not releasing the location of the assaults or the children’s ages to protect their privacy. The abuse came to light after one victim’s mother noticed that the child appeared to be afraid of Wong. more »


Oct 19, 2012

BOSTON, Oct. 18, 2012—Three young men, including a 15-year-old, were formally charged today with murder for their alleged roles in a fatal shooting in Boston’s South End last night, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

Arrested by Boston Police last night and arraigned on murder and firearms charges today were RAYMOND CONCEPCION (D.O.B. 4/30/97), JAQUAN HILL (D.O.B. 8/18/93), and SHAKEEM JOHNSON (D.O.B. 10/24/90). All three have residences in Hyde Park, though Hill was booked with a Brockton address and Concepcion was booked with a Mattapan address. more »


Oct 18, 2012

BOSTON, Oct. 18, 2012—A dead man identified as a suspect in one 1970s murder is now believed to have committed a second based on DNA evidence unavailable at the time of the crimes, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley and Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis said today.

Conley and Davis today identified MICHAEL SUMPTER (D.O.B. 9/26/47) as the assailant in the Dec. 12, 1973, homicide and sexual assault of 24-year-old Mary Lee McClain in her Beacon Hill apartment. The investigation at the time revealed that an unknown perpetrator had gained access to the Mount Vernon Street apartment she shared with two roommates, raped her, and strangled her to death. Though Boston Police homicide detectives seized evidence from the scene and conducted several interviews, no suspect was identified until a grant-funded cold case investigation led to Sumpter in May of this year. more »


Oct 18, 2012

BOSTON, Oct. 17, 2012—A former East Boston man who fled Massachusetts after slashing his roommate’s throat during a fight, killing him, was sentenced to up to 20 years in prison yesterday, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

JORGE MERINO (D.O.B. 11/8/80) admitted his guilt yesterday in the homicide of Jose Joaquin Ramirez, a 33-year-old laborer from Honduras, pleading guilty to the crime of voluntary manslaughter before Suffolk Superior Court Judge Edward Liebensperger. Merino accepted a 17- to 20-year prison sentence and forewent any appeal of his conviction rather than face trial on the indicted charge of first-degree murder. more »


Oct 17, 2012

BOSTON, Oct. 17, 2012—The former director of a Jamaica Plain non-profit organization was arraigned today on charges that he stole almost $20,000 in funds intended to benefit the businesses and residents of Hyde and Jackson squares, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

CARLOS SCHILLACI (D.O.B. 10/7/54), formerly of Jamaica Plain but now a resident of Easthampton, was formally charged today with two counts each of larceny over $250 and larceny by scheme for allegedly using funds from the Hyde-Jackson Square Main Streets Program for his own benefit. Both offenses carry a maximum penalty of five years. more »


Oct 16, 2012

Boston, Oct. 16, 2012—A Somerville man was arraigned today on charges he and an associate beat an unarmed, wounded US Army veteran who told him to stop urinating on a Boston street, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

JAMES PLUNKETT (D.O.B. 1/30/86) was arraigned in the Boston Municipal Court on charges of assault and battery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon – a shod foot. Judge Lawrence E. McCormick set bail at $1,000 and ordered Plunkett to stay away from and have no contact with his victim. more »


Oct 15, 2012

BOSTON, Oct. 15, 2012—A Charlestown man was held on $20,000 cash bail at his arraignment on charges that he possessed child pornography on his laptop computer and a portable flash drive, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

The bail imposed by Charlestown District Court Judge Lawrence McCormick was less than the $100,000 recommended by Assistant District Attorney Gloriann Moroney, chief of Conley’s Child Protection Unit. McCormick did, however, order JAMES MANSFIELD (D.O.B. 5/10/65) to abide by Moroney’s recommended conditions of release if he posts that amount. more »


Oct 15, 2012

BOSTON, Oct. 15, 2012—A youth of 14 was ordered held without bail at the Department of Youth Services following his arraignment for the Oct. 6 stabbing death of 39-year-old Cherby LaJoie, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

ERNEST WATKINS IV (D.O.B. 1/14/98) of Dorchester was arraigned on one count of murder in the adult session of Dorchester District Court today. Under Massachusetts law, juveniles charged with murder are automatically tried as adults, opening Watkins’ name and the proceedings against him to the public. more »


Oct 15, 2012

Boston, Oct. 13, 2012—The operator of a Revere-based tree cutting service was arraigned today on charges he defrauded the City of Revere by rigging the bidding process for such work, effectively setting his own price for contracts with the city and its housing authority, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

DANIEL HIBBARD (D.O.B. 4/13/60) of Revere  was indicted by the Suffolk County Grand Jury on Sept. 27 on six counts each of procurement fraud and making false claims to a government agency. At his arraignment today in Suffolk Superior Court, Clerk Magistrate Connie Wong released Hibbard on personal recognizance and gave him until his next court date to surrender his passport. more »


Oct 12, 2012

BOSTON, Oct. 12, 2012—Four defendants saw their sentences stayed but were given strict curfews today during a special session in the Boston Municipal Court to address district court cases affected by the crisis at a Department of Public Health drug-testing facility. more »


Oct 12, 2012

BOSTON, Oct. 12, 2012—A Revere man who obtained more than $45,000 for tree-trimming contracts in Revere is due in court next week on charges that he rigged the bidding system by falsely submitting higher cost estimates from bogus or defunct companies, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

The Suffolk County Grand Jury on Sept. 27 returned a 12-count indictment charging DANIEL HIBBARD (D.O.B. 4/13/60) with six counts each of procurement fraud and presenting a false claim to a public agency. One count of each offense relates to frauds allegedly perpetrated against the City of Revere, and the remainder relate to frauds allegedly perpetrated against the Revere Housing Authority. more »


Oct 12, 2012

BOSTON, Oct. 12, 2012—Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley today designated three experienced prosecutors to handle post-conviction motions on cases affected by the ongoing crisis at a Department of Public Health laboratory that once tested drugs seized in criminal investigations.

Conley assigned Assistant District Attorneys Paul Treseler, Nicole Cordeiro, and Vincent DeMore to the nascent DPH crisis task force, instructing them to assist in identifying Suffolk County cases affected by the revelation that a former chemist may have mishandled drug evidence, work with the Trial Court and defense counsel to bring those cases into court, and make appropriate recommendations as to which convictions should be preserved and which are unsupported by the evidence as it now stands. more »


Oct 11, 2012

BOSTON, Oct. 10, 2012—The state’s highest court today upheld the first-degree murder conviction of a man found guilty of gunning down a rival inside a Roxbury convenience store with surveillance cameras that recorded the incident, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

In a decision written by Chief Justice Roderick L. Ireland, the Supreme Judicial Court found no grounds to overturn the conviction of JOSE DELACRUZ, who was found guilty in 2009 of shooting Tyrice Brown. more »


Oct 11, 2012

BOSTON, Oct. 10, 2012—Three teenagers were arraigned this week on charges they stole a cell phone and other items in an armed robbery that was foiled in part by a phone call from the victim’s father, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

A 16-YEAR-OLD MALE from Dorchester and a 16-YEAR-OLD MALE from Jamaica Plain were arraigned Tuesday in the Juvenile Session of Dorchester District Court on charges of delinquency, to wit armed robbery and receiving stolen property under $250, while co-defendant Keyshaun Taylor (D.O.B. 8/22/95) of Attleboro was arraigned as an adult in the same courthouse on a single count of armed robbery. more »


Oct 10, 2012

BOSTON, Oct. 10, 2012—Five men were arraigned and a warrant issued for a sixth after their arrests by Boston Police in a sting targeting the demand for sexual services from girls under 18, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

The following defendants were arrested throughout yesterday afternoon and evening by Boston Police detectives assigned to the Human Trafficking Division and other specialized units. Each is charged with seeking sex for a fee, which carries a maximum of one year in a house of correction, and enticement of a person under 18, which carries up to five years in state prison. Assistant District Attorney Katherine Powell Lubitz recommended bails ranging from personal recognizance to $1,000 and asked that all of them be ordered to stay away from the area of their arrest; Judge Tracy Lee Lyons released each on his own recognizance but imposed the stay-away order. more »


Oct 10, 2012

BOSTON, Oct. 5, 2012— A Boston Municipal Court judge today stayed further execution of sentences for two Boston men after Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s office determined that the drug evidence in both cases was handled by a former chemist now accused of obstruction of justice.

Today’s proceedings took place in a special session intended to address district court cases affected by a chemist accused of tampering with drug evidence at a Department of Public Health drug-testing facility. A total of 19 cases were selected by the court; on further review by prosecutors, however, only five were affected by the crisis at the now-closed lab. Of those five, three either rejected a stay of their sentences for procedural reasons related to concurrent sentences in other jurisdictions or had already completed the sentences at issue. more »


Oct 5, 2012

BOSTON, Oct. 5, 2012—Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley today delivered the following statement on Suffolk County Regional Administrative Justice Jeffrey Locke’s decision on a defense motion for a change of venue in the trial of DWAYNE MOORE for the murders of four people and the near-fatal shooting of a fifth on Woolson Street in Mattapan two years ago.  Locke today determined that a panel of Worcester County jurors would be transported to Boston daily to hear the case and weigh the evidence. more »


Oct 5, 2012

BOSTON, Oct. 4, 2012—A former MBTA employee today admitted to stealing union funds that fellow members trusted him to protect, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

BRIAN SHEEHY (D.O.B. 7/26/69) of Quincy admitted to three counts of larceny over $250 at a hearing at Suffolk Superior Court this morning. more »


Oct 5, 2012

BOSTON, Oct. 4, 2012—A convicted rapist whose bail on drug and related charges was lowered over Suffolk County prosecutors’ objection is now the target of an arrest warrant after he failed to appear at a previously-scheduled court date.

Suffolk Superior Court Judge Carol Ball ordered that a warrant enter for MARCUS PIXLEY (D.O.B. 10/3/60) upon taking the bench this morning. The order came after Pixley failed to appear for a status hearing on his pending case yesterday afternoon; Ball gave him until 10:00 this morning to appear of his own volition. more »


Oct 5, 2012

BOSTON, Oct. 3, 2012—A single justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court this week ruled that the remaining post-conviction motions pertaining to the 1986 murders of Frank Chiuchiolo and Joseph Bottari in Boston’s North End will be addressed by the judge who heard presided over the two killers’ second trial, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

In a ruling entered late Monday, Justice Francis X. Spina remanded the case against LOUIS COSTA back to Chief Justice for Administration and Management Robert Mulligan, who presided over Costa’s 1994 trial and conviction as a Superior Court judge. Massachusetts and federal appellate procedures recommend that post-conviction motions be heard by the trial judge. more »


Oct 1, 2012

BOSTON, Sept. 27, 2012— A youth baseball coach accused of grooming one of his players for sexual abuse was arraigned today in Suffolk Superior Court after he was indicted by the grand jury, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

JOSE ORTEGA (D.O.B. 7/4/71) of Roslindale was arraigned on three counts of enticement of a child under 16. The indictments, returned by the Suffolk County Grand Jury on Sept. 25, stem from multiple incidents involving the same teenage boy. more »


Sep 27, 2012

BOSTON, Sept. 27, 2012—State Police detectives assigned to Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s office and Chelsea Police detectives are investigating a double shooting overnight that left one man dead.

Investigators have identified the deceased as a 34-year-old Chelsea man. His name is being withheld until his family can be located and notified. Also shot was a second Chelsea resident, a 37-year-old man. He is not being identified because he is the surviving victim of a violent crime. more »


Sep 27, 2012

BOSTON, Sept. 27, 2012—A serial rapist today admitted to assaulting and strangling 87-year-old Zahia Salem to death in her South End home more than 20 years ago, accepting the near-certainty that he will die in prison for his crime, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

CHARLES H. BROOK, Jr. (D.O.B. 10/3/44) pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for the Nov. 31, 1989, incident that took Salem’s life. Judge Thomas Connors sentenced Brook – who has cancer – to the mandatory term for that offense, life in prison with the possibility of parole after 15 years. more »


Sep 27, 2012

BOSTON, Sept. 27, 2012—A Suffolk Superior Court clerk magistrate ordered two brothers held on high bail at their arraignment for the stabbing death of 15-year-old Lance Hartgrove and the non-fatal stabbing of another youth in Roxbury, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

Assistant District Attorney Gretchen Lundgren requested RULA JONES (D.O.B. 6/18/94) and ILM JONES (D.O.B. 9/20/92) each be held on $500,000 bail, wear GPS monitoring bracelets, and stay away from parties who were present during the July 10 altercation that ended with Hartgrove dead and a 17-year-old youth injured. more »


Sep 25, 2012

BOSTON, Sept. 24, 2012—A Suffolk Superior Court judge today stayed a convicted career criminal’s 10-year sentence for gun, ammunition, and drug trafficking convictions and admitted him to high bail in light of a crisis at a former Department of Public Health drug testing laboratory.

Over the objections of Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s office, Judge Christine Roach stayed further execution of the sentences imposed earlier this year on DAVID HUFFMAN (D.O.B. 2/27/57). Roach set his bail at $75,000 and ordered him to wear a GPS monitoring device if he posts that amount. more »


Sep 24, 2012

BOSTON, Sept. 24, 2012—The Suffolk County Grand Jury last week returned indictments against five people accused of beating a mentally disabled man at an MBTA station last month, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

The indictments charge KAREN MARIE AKIBA (D.O.B. 5/30/90) of Somerville, IVAN P. BACAI (D.O.B. 4/25/89) of Malden, MARYANNE HAMILTON (D.O.B. 10/24/83) of Jamaica Plain, GERMAIL JOHNSON (D.O.B. 1/19/84) of Dorchester, and BYRON H. LASHUS (D.O.B. 7/31/80) of Watertown with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon – shod foot – and assault and battery on a disabled person causing bodily injury. more »


Sep 24, 2012

BOSTON, Sept. 24, 2012—An Everett man accused of leaving poisoned food on a Charlestown lawn for neighborhood dogs had his bail in two separate cases revoked at his arraignment today, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

KENNETH HYLAND (D.O.B. 3/7/59) of Everett was arraigned in Charlestown District Court on a charge of poisoning animals. Assistant District Attorney Peter Pasciucco requested Hyland’s bail be set at $5,000 and that his open bail in unrelated Lynn and Woburn cases be revoked. Pasciucco also requested that Hyland be required to stay away from Charlestown and any witnesses in the case and have no unsupervised contact with animals. more »


Sep 21, 2012

BOSTON, Sept. 21, 2012—State Police assigned to Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s office and Revere Police detectives are investigating the shooting death of a man in Revere last night.

Revere police and firefighters responded to 52 Rose St. at about 9:20 p.m. after a smoke alarm activation. On arrival, they found an adult male unresponsive inside the residence. The deceased, a man in his 50s, has been identified but authorities are not releasing his name until his family can be located and identified. Emergency medical technicians pronounced him dead at the scene. more »


Sep 20, 2012

BOSTON, Sept. 20, 2012—A woman who allegedly cut off a GPS bracelet and fled her Revere stabbing case more than a decade ago was apprehended Tuesday and brought back to court to answer on the charges, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

ROSA COLON (D.O.B. 9/2/76) appeared yesterday in Chelsea District Court after her arrest on default warrants for armed assault with intent to murder, assault and battery on a public employee, failure to stop for police, and resisting arrest. She was also wanted on straight warrants for assault and battery on a public employee and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon – a car – that stemmed from the same July 4, 2001, incident. more »


Sep 19, 2012

Says Defense Relied on “Gossamer Inferences and Speculation” in Motion

BOSTON, Sept. 17, 2012—A man convicted twice of murdering two men in Boston’s North End more than a quarter century ago will not get a third trial, the state’s chief justice for administration and management decided today.

Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley, who opposed the motion for a new trial by FRANK DiBENEDETTO and a co-defendant in the 1986 murders of Frank Chiuchiolo and Joseph Bottari, praised Judge Robert Mulligan’s 27-page order. more »


Sep 17, 2012

BOSTON, Sept. 17, 2011 – A Dorchester man was drinking at the bar he co-owns before colliding with and killing a 63-year-old bicyclist early Friday morning, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s office said today.

MICHAEL AHERN (D.O.B. 12/23/65) of Dorchester was arraigned in Dorchester District Court this morning on charges of motor vehicle homicide while operating under the influence of alcohol, operating to endanger, and speeding. Assistant District Attorney Patrick Devlin requested $50,000 bail and that Ahern not drive while his case is pending. Judge James W. Coffey set bail at $25,000 and imposed the driving restriction. more »


Sep 14, 2012

BOSTON, Sept. 14, 2012—Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s office this week asked that one drug defendant be released without monetary bail but urged a judge to keep another held on high bail as Boston’s prosecutors assess the effects of an investigation at a state drug laboratory on thousands of their cases.

At a previously scheduled pre-trial appearance for EDWARD DANCY (D.O.B. 9/15/70), Assistant District Attorney Macy Lee, chief of the DA’s Narcotics Unit, on Wednesday recommended that Suffolk Superior Court Judge Christine Roach reduce Dancy’s bail from $30,000 to personal recognizance. After providing the judge with a copy of Dancy’s prior record, Lee also asked for a 60-day continuance so prosecutors could re-examine the state of the evidence as State Police investigate the actions of the former Department of Public Health chemist who had certified that a substance Dancy allegedly sold to an undercover Boston Police officer in Chinatown in 2010 was cocaine. more »


Sep 13, 2012

BOSTON, Sept. 13, 2012—A New York man wanted in four states was ordered held without bail after his arrest this week with six different identification cards and a stun gun on board an Amtrak train, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

MARK MOSKOWITZ (D.O.B. 8/27/86) of Brooklyn, New York, was arraigned yesterday in Boston Municipal Court on five counts of identity fraud and one count each of possession of an electric stun gun, fare evasion, trespassing, and providing a false name to police. At the request of Assistant District Attorney Justyna Miller, Judge Franco Gobourne ordered Moskowitz held without bail. more »


Sep 13, 2012

BOSTON, Sept. 13, 2012— An Irishman who had just begun his vacation in Boston was arraigned today on a charge of armed robbery for allegedly stealing a cannoli from a beloved North End bakery, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

ROBERT MCTERNAN (D.O.B. 7/8/87) of Newbridge, Ireland, was arraigned in Boston Municipal Court today on a single count of armed robbery. Assistant District Attorney Larry Bates requested $10,000 bail. Judge Mark Hart Summerville set bail at $2,000 and ordered McTernan to surrender his passport and stay away from Bova’s Bakery, where the alleged robbery occurred. more »


Sep 13, 2012

BOSTON, Sept. 12, 2012–Suffolk County District Attorney today delivered the following remarks at 281 Lee Burbank Highway in Revere, where the remains of 27-year-old Susan Taraskiewicz were found 20 years earlier:

“Good morning.  As you know, we’re here today to discuss the 1992 homicide of Susan Taraskiewicz, and before we begin, I’d like to introduce Susan’s mother, Marlene, who has lived with the pain of Susan’s murder for 20 years.  Her persistence and commitment to seeing justice done in this case has been an inspiration to everyone in my office.  She has never, ever given up hope that it will be solved and that her daughter’s killer or killers will one day be held accountable. more »


Sep 7, 2012

A Lynn man was held without bail on charges that he shot and killed a 33-year-old Roxbury man outside the victim’s home in May, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

George Ortega (D.O.B. 2/19/83) was arraigned in Roxbury District Court on charges of murder and unlawful possession of a firearm. more »


Aug 29, 2012

BOSTON, Aug. 29, 2012—Two men were formally charged with murder today in unconnected Boston homicides, with one being sent to a secure facility for a mental health evaluation and the other being held without bail, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

JAHVON GOODWIN (D.O.B. 8/26/91), formerly of Boston but recently staying in Lynn, was arraigned in Roxbury District Court today on a murder charge stemming from the Aug. 15 stabbing death of 24-year-old Rashad Lesley-Barnes. more »


Aug 27, 2012

BOSTON, Aug. 27, 2012 – A Cambridge resident was arraigned Friday on charges he had used another man’s identity for nearly two decades, allegedly scamming more than $65,000 worth of state benefits for which he was not eligible, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

The Suffolk County Grand Jury on May 1 returned indictments charging FREDERICK CROSS (D.O.B. 6/16/44) with four counts of identity theft, two counts of making false claims to a government agency, and single counts of forgery or misuse of a Registry of Motor Vehicles document, making false statements to obtain public assistance, making false statements to obtain medical assistance, and making false statements under penalty of perjury. more »


Aug 23, 2012

BOSTON, Aug. 23, 2012 – A man already wearing an ankle bracelet for an indecent assault conviction was arraigned yesterday for allegedly masturbating in a downtown coffee shop, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

TYLER H. GRACE (D.O.B. 3/19/82) of Quincy was formally charged with open and gross lewdness yesterday in Boston Municipal Court. Prosecutors requested $5,000 bail, which was imposed by Judge Michael J. Coyne. Coyne also ordered Grace held pending a hearing to determine whether he violated the terms of a probationary sentence following his incarceration on a Norfolk County indecent assault and battery conviction. more »


Aug 21, 2012

Boston, August 21, 2012 – The state’s highest court today affirmed an Everett man’s conviction and life sentence for the 2005 murder of Lourdes Hernandez during an armed robbery, rejecting the defendant’s claims of impropriety during the trial prosecutor’s closing argument, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the 2006 conviction of EDWIN MEJIA (D.O.B. 6/2/78) for first-degree murder in Hernandez’ June 11, 2005, stabbing death as she worked an unscheduled shift at the LukOil Mini-Mart on Geneva Avenue in Dorchester. more »


Aug 21, 2012

BOSTON, Aug. 21, 2012 – A tip from a civilian eyewitness allowed Revere police to seize an illegal firearm and charge its alleged owner with gun and ammunition charges, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

VLADIMIR VALDERRAMA (D.O.B. 2/5/89) of Chelsea was arraigned yesterday in Chelsea District Court on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, and unlawfully carrying a loaded firearm. Valderrama was also charged with disorderly conduct and violating a Revere city ordinance against carrying a knife. more »


Aug 20, 2012

Boston, August 20, 2012 – A 911 call for a domestic violence assault led to a Dorchester man’s arrest last week on assault and ammunition charges, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

TYRONE GOFORTH (D.O.B. 7/17/80) was arraigned Friday in Dorchester District Court on charges of assault and battery, assault and battery on a police officer, resisting arrest, unlawful possession of ammunition and a firearm violation with three or more prior convictions for violent or drug-related crimes. more »


Aug 17, 2012

BOSTON, Aug. 17, 2012—Boston Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis and Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley today renewed their call for assistance in the investigation into the shooting deaths of Kirsten Lartey, Sharrice Perkins, and Genevieve Phillips.

Officials welcome any information from members of the public, but are specifically asking individuals with knowledge of the facts and circumstances of the Aug. 12 incident to contact the Boston Police Homicide Unit at 617-343-4470. more »


Aug 17, 2012

BOSTON, Aug. 17, 2012—A South Boston man already on bail for allegedly seeking sex with a 15-year-old girl was one of five men arraigned today on charges that they solicited sex from Boston Police officers, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

Arrested yesterday by the Human Trafficking Division of the Boston Police Department’s Family Justice Unit and arraigned today in the Boston Municipal Court were: more »


Aug 17, 2012

BOSTON, Aug. 16, 2012—Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley yesterday celebrated a decade as the chief law enforcement officer for Boston, Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop with a youth soccer tournament loaded with special guests and giveaways in Dorchester.

Each summer since his 2002 election as Suffolk DA, Conley has welcomed kids and teens from across Suffolk County to the DCR Pope John Paul II Field in Dorchester for a day of the world’s most popular sport. Yesterday’s Soccer for Peace tournament was no different, but in addition to bringing more than 100 members of the county’s youth together with Conley’s prosecutors, victim advocates, and support staff, yesterday’s games also featured: more »


Aug 10, 2012

BOSTON, Aug. 10, 2012—An MBTA bus driver was arraigned today on charges that she intentionally drove her vehicle into a City of Boston Transportation Department employee trying to give her a ticket, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

LATARIA MILTON (D.O.B. 2/18/78) of Somerville was formally charged in Roxbury District Court today with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon — a motor vehicle – and reckless operation of a motor vehicle for the incident in Kenmore Square yesterday. more »


Aug 9, 2012

BOSTON, Aug. 8, 2012—Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley today delivered the following statement on the Supreme Judicial Court decision in In the Matter of the Enforcement of a Subpoena, which noted that a district attorney had filed a complaint with the Commission on Judicial Conduct.  District Attorney Conley does not by this statement confirm that he or his office is the complainant referenced in this opinion, as the CJC proceeding remains confidential:

“The Supreme Judicial Court today made clear that the Special Counsel should continue with his investigation of a judge accused of willfully disregarding the law.  The high court confirmed that the Special Counsel properly issued a subpoena in that investigation and may question the judge about a pattern of bias shown in 58 separate criminal cases.   This number far exceeds the examples the Court relied on in disciplining other judges in the past, where there were as few as 6 and at most 29 cases that showed misconduct. more »


Aug 9, 2012

BOSTON, Aug. 8, 2012—A Jamaica Plain man opened fire in a downtown strip club early this morning, injuring two men and leaving one of them in critical condition, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

Boston Police arrested STEVE GAYLE (D.O.B. 12/18/77) moments after the incident inside the Glass Slipper on La Grange Street, a remnant of Boston’s notorious Combat Zone. Gayle was arraigned early this afternoon in the Boston Municipal Court, where Judge Eleanor Coe Sinnott set bail at $125,000 on each of two dockets – one for each shooting victim – for a total of $250,000. more »


Aug 7, 2012

BOSTON, Aug. 7, 2012—A Brighton man was held on high bail for allegedly setting the fire that led Boston firefighters and police officers to discover a dead body in a Fidelis Way apartment, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

HUAN YUAN LI (D.O.B. 7/28/57) was arraigned in Brighton District Court today on charges of arson, assault with a dangerous weapon, and hindering a firefighter for allegedly setting the fire and threatening responding firefighters with a pair of scissors as they attempted to douse it. Judge David T. Donnelly imposed $100,000 cash bail and ordered Li to surrender his passport. more »


Aug 7, 2012

BOSTON, Aug. 7, 2012—A Boston University hockey player admitted to groping a resident advisor, accepting three criminal convictions for the incident at a Buick Street dormitory building late last year, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

COREY TRIVINO (D.O.B. 1/12/90) pleaded guilty to two counts of assault and battery and one count of trespassing for the Dec. 11 incident. Brighton District Court Judge Patricia Bernstein sentenced Trivino to the sentence recommended by prosecutors: two years of probation with orders to remain alcohol-free, submit to random urine testing, attend weekly meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous, undergo a mental health evaluation, and have no contact with the victim. more »


Aug 2, 2012

BOSTON, Aug. 2, 2012—Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis and Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley today announced that a suspect is in custody for the Tuesday night stabbing of his nephew, 43-year-old Curtis Cox, who died yesterday of his injuries.

DERRICK BULLOCK (D.O.B. 8/13/71) of Mattapan is currently held on $50,000 cash bail for allegedly stabbing Cox in the neck Tuesday night on Blue Hill Avenue. Responding Boston Police arrested Bullock shortly after the incident and Suffolk prosecutors arraigned him yesterday in Dorchester District Court on charges of aggravated assault and battery and armed assault with intent to murder. more »


Aug 2, 2012

BOSTON, Dec. 14, 2011—A one-time Brighton resident was barred from contact with children today as he was sentenced for sexually abusing three children while he served as a rabbi at a Brookline school more than 35 years ago, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley announced.

STANLEY LEVITT (D.O.B. 4/4/46), who now lives in Philadelphia, pleaded guilty yesterday to all four pending indictments charging him with indecent assault and battery on a child. Those charges reflect sexual misconduct with three of Levitt’s male students during the 1975-1976 calendar year. more »


Aug 1, 2012

BOSTON, Aug. 1, 2012—A woman accused of throwing paint at a memorial to the Civil War’s famed “Glory Regiment” of African American soldiers was sent for a mental health evaluation at a secure facility today after her arraignment in Boston Municipal Court, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

ROSEMINE OCCEAN (D.O.B. 11/30/73) of Quincy was formally charged today with vandalizing an historic marker and two counts of malicious destruction of property for her alleged actions yesterday at the memorial to the 54th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry and its commanding officer, Colonel Robert Gould Shaw. The property of several visiting tourists was also damaged during the incident. more »


Aug 1, 2012

BOSTON, Aug. 1, 2012—A reverend at a South Boston church was held on high bail today after his arraignment on charges that he possessed and distributed child pornography using a computer in its rectory, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

ANDREW URBANIAK (D.O.B. 6/17/71), a.k.a. ANDRZEJ URBANIAK, was charged in South Boston District Court with one count each of possession of child pornography and distributing images of a child in the nude. more »


Aug 1, 2012

BOSTON, Aug. 1, 2012—A former Brighton resident who worked as a religious teacher in Brookline today admitted to all of the charges accusing him of improper sexual contact with children in his care during more than 30 years ago, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley announced.

Rabbi STANLEY LEVITT (D.O.B. 4/4/46), most recently of Philadelphia, pleaded guilty as his trial on four counts of indecent assault and battery on a child was set to begin. He faces sentencing tomorrow morning. more »


Jul 31, 2012

BOSTON, July 31, 2012—A Quincy man will serve up to a decade behind bars and his Dorchester associate will serve at least five years for their shared possession of a large-capacity semiautomatic rifle that one of them pointed at a Boston Police officer last year, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

MARVIN VEIGA (D.O.B. 2/15/89) of Quincy pleaded guilty today to unlawful possession of a rifle, unlawful possession of a large-capacity weapon, carrying a loaded firearm, and unlawful possession of a large-capacity feeding device for the Colt .223 Sporter rifle he possessed on the night of Jan. 8, 2011. He also pleaded guilty to resisting arrest and two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon for pointing it at pursuing Boston Police officers. Suffolk Superior Court Judge Christine Roach sentenced him to a term of eight to 10 years in state prison to be followed by two years of probation. more »


Jul 31, 2012

BOSTON, July 31, 2012—The wheelman in a burglary at a Seaport District carpet company left his alleged partner in the dust after ramming a police cruiser and dragging his alleged partner behind his pickup truck, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

CHARLES P. THOMPSON (D.O.B. 2/21/66) of Dorchester was arraigned in his hospital bed yesterday on charges of breaking and entering in the nighttime, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and malicious destruction of property for the Sunday night incident. more »


Jul 30, 2012

BOSTON, July 30, 2012—A Boston man was held today after Boston Police returned him here from California and Suffolk prosecutors arraigned him on a murder charge for the April death of James A. Taylor, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

ANTWAN WATHEY (D.O.B. 9/24/87) of Dorchester is accused of intentionally driving his 2000 Mazda Millennia at Taylor, who was walking on Talbot Avenue, striking and killing the 20-year-old on the early morning of April 13. At the request of Assistant District Attorney Michael Callahan, Dorchester District Court Judge Robert Baylor ordered Wathey held without bail. more »


Jul 25, 2012

BOSTON, July 25, 2012—A Hyde Park man was sentenced to seven years in state prison today after admitting that he intended to sell a large amount of prescription painkillers delivered to him from Florida, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

GREGORY HORAN (D.O.B. 11/26/79) pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of a Class B substance with intent to distribute. In addition to imposing prosecutors’ recommended prison sentence, Suffolk Superior Court Christine Roach ordered that he serve a year of probation upon his release. more »


Jul 23, 2012

BOSTON, July 23, 2012—A Boston Juvenile Court jury late last week found a Dorchester youth responsible for shooting one woman in the face and firing at three others after a fistfight near Franklin Field, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

Suffolk prosecutors had indicted ALEXANDER SOTO (D.O.B. 12/11/93) as a youthful offender on one count of unlawful possession of a firearm, one count of aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and four counts of armed assault with intent to murder for firing at the three women, ages 22, 23, and 24, and one of those victims’ 5-year-old niece. more »


Jul 20, 2012

BOSTON, July 20, 2012—A South Boston man was ordered this week to remain in drug treatment and submit to random testing after admitting to facts sufficient for a finding of guilty on charges that he possessed opium poppy pods imported from overseas.

South Boston District Court Judge Michael Bolden yesterday ordered the case against MATTHEW BERKOWITZ, 32, continued without a finding for a period of two years. In addition to drug treatment and testing, Bolden ordered Berkowitz to remain drug free, report weekly to his probation officer, perform 12 hours of community service, and submit to random monitoring of his Internet usage in light of the online nature of his orders for the illicit plants. more »


Jul 20, 2012

BOSTON, July 20, 2012—A former Belmont resident was arraigned today on for indecent assault and battery in connection with a Tuesday evening incident on the MBTA Green Line, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

DOUGLASS EWALD (D.O.B. 7/6/61) was formally charged this morning in the Boston Municipal Court. Assistant District Attorney Katherine Powell told the court that Ewald has a prior record that includes charges of stalking, witness intimidation, and violating a restraining order. She recommended that he be held on $5,000 cash bail and be ordered to wear a GPS monitoring device, stay away from the victim and all MBTA property, and undergo a mental health evaluation. Based on information that he may have access to firearms, Powell also recommended that he be ordered to surrender all firearms. more »


Jul 20, 2012

BOSTON, July 20, 2012—A Hyde Park man was arraigned on drunk driving and related charges today for a crash that left a young woman badly injured earlier this year, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

RICHARD JEANETTI, 35, who is a Boston Police officer but was off-duty at the time of the collision, was arraigned in West Roxbury District Court on charges of operating under the influence causing serious bodily injury and negligent operation of a motor vehicle, as well as the civil infractions of failing to stop at a stop sign and speeding. Judge Franco Gobourne did not impose bail. more »


Jul 20, 2012

BOSTON, July 19, 2012—A West End woman was held on high bail yesterday after her arraignment for allegedly swinging a kitchen knife at a mother and her two young children, Suffolk County District attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

DIANE HUGGINS (D.O.B. 2/20/54) was arraigned yesterday in the Boston Municipal Court on two counts each of assault with a dangerous weapon and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Judge Thomas Horgan set bail at $25,000 cash and ordered her to stay away from the victims, a 35-year-old Back Bay woman and her children, ages 1 and 4. more »


Jul 18, 2012

BOSTON, July 18, 2012—The Dorchester man accused of gunning down 25-year-old Jason Withers in Grove Hall earlier this year was ordered held without bail at his arraignment this afternoon in Roxbury District Court, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

Assistant District Attorney Amy Galatis told Judge David Weingarten that RAMON DINGLE-SMITH (D.O.B. 6/21/92) drove up to a now-closed all-night convenience store at 655 Warren St. at about 4:15 a.m., got out of his vehicle, and walked inside the shop. After stopping briefly at the cash register, Galatis said, he left the store. more »


Jul 18, 2012

Says Duress Not a Defense against First-Degree Murder

BOSTON, July 18, 2012—The Supreme Judicial Court this week affirmed each of the convictions against three men who murdered a young woman on a railroad trestle and then dumped her body into the Charles River more than a decade ago, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

After the longest murder trial in modern Suffolk County history, a Suffolk Superior Court jury in 2005 convicted ISMAEL VASQUEZ (D.O.B. 2/15/78); his brother, LUIS VASQUEZ (D.O.B. 4/11/82); HAROLD PARKER (D.O.B. 11/23/73); and SCOTT DAVENPORT (D.O.B. 2/3/74) of first-degree murder for the Nov. 3, 2001, stabbing death of Io Nachtwey, a 21-year-old native of Hawaii, on a railway beneath the Boston University Bridge. All are serving life terms without the possibility of parole. more »


Jul 17, 2012

BOSTON, July 17, 2012—Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley will visit kids and teens in Chelsea and Roslindale tomorrow for separate events intended to enhance their safety and ensure their success. more »


Jul 16, 2012

BOSTON, July 16, 2012—A youth baseball coach was held on high bail today after his arraignment on charges that he had improper contact with a young player, and prosecutors say other children have made similar allegations against him, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

JOSE ORTEGA (D.O.B. 7/4/71) of Roslindale, who goes by the nickname “Brujo,” was arrested last night and formally charged this afternoon with four counts of enticement of a child under 16, one count of unnatural and lascivious acts with a child under 16, and one count of attempting to commit a crime – specifically, posing a child under 18 in a state of nudity. more »


Jul 12, 2012

BOSTON, July 12, 2012—A Revere woman who requested copies of her criminal record from East Boston District Court was arraigned there this week for allegedly stealing documents the staff provided her, Suffolk county District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

NICOLE DIFAZI (D.O.B. 11/25/87) was arraigned Monday on charges of larceny for the alleged theft and possession of a Class B substance. Judge Roberto Ronquillo, Jr., set bail at $5,000 cash. more »


Jul 11, 2012

BOSTON, July 11, 2012—A resident at a substance abuse recovery home was held on high bail at his arraignment this week on drug charges he incurred while on probation for two previous drug convictions, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

RONALD DOOLEY (D.O.B. 1/26/62) was arraigned Monday in Dorchester District Court on three counts of possession with intent to distribute a Class B substance and one count each of possession with intent to distribute a Class B substance as a subsequent offense, possession with intent to distribute a Class C substance, and possession of a Class E substance. Judge Kenneth V. Desmond set bail at $15,000, the amount recommended by Assistant District Attorney Gretchen Sherwood. more »


Jul 11, 2012

BOSTON, July 10, 2012—Three young men were arraigned in Roxbury yesterday after separate weekend gun arrests that followed police chases in that neighborhood, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

Two defendants, RAHIYM MERVIN (D.O.B. 10/16/92) of Revere and HERBY PAUL (D.O.B. 2/4/95) of Hyde Park were charged following their Friday night arrests after Boston Police tried to pull them over for having a cracked windshield, and TYSHAWN LEWIS-SMITH (D.O.B. 5/13/92) of Roxbury was charged after officers spotted him repeatedly patting his waistband while riding his bicycle early Sunday morning. more »


Jul 10, 2012

BOSTON, July 10, 2012—Three young men were arraigned in Roxbury yesterday after separate weekend gun arrests that followed police chases in that neighborhood, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

Two defendants, RAHIYM MERVIN (D.O.B. 10/16/92) of Revere and HERBY PAUL (D.O.B. 2/4/95) of Hyde Park were charged following their Friday night arrests after Boston Police tried to pull them over for having a cracked windshield, and TYSHAWN LEWIS-SMITH (D.O.B. 5/13/92) of Roxbury was charged after officers spotted him repeatedly patting his waistband while riding his bicycle early Sunday morning. more »


Jul 10, 2012

BOSTON, July 9, 2012—An East Boston man was held on high bail today after his arraignment for allegedly shooting two men during a conflict in Chelsea last week, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

JUAN MONTALVO (D.O.B. 2/6/83) is charged with two counts of armed assault with intent to murder and unlawful possession of a firearm for the Tuesday night incident on Shawmut Street. Judge D. Dunbar Livingston set Montalvo’s bail at $250,000 cash. more »


Jul 9, 2012

BOSTON, July 9, 2012—Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley, joined by local, state, and federal partners, today delivered the following remarks on the results of a 13-month investigation into the Guzman Drug Trafficking Organization and this morning’s early-morning takedown:

“Good afternoon.  I’m joined by Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis; Special Agent in Charge Richard DesLauriers of the Boston Field Office of the FBI; Commissioner Luis Spencer of the Massachusetts Department of Correction; and Chief Paul Oxford of DOC Investigative Services. more »


Jul 5, 2012

BOSTON, July 5, 2012—Massachusetts State Police seized a Jamaica Plain man’s handgun and his license to carry it after he allegedly tried to flee a motor vehicle accident while intoxicated, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

SCOTT M. DEVLIN (D.O.B. 11/30/83), who also has an address in Fairhaven, was arraigned today in Roxbury District Court on a single count of carrying a loaded firearm while under the influence of liquor, a misdemeanor punishable by up to two and a half years in a house of correction. Prosecutors recommended bail of $500 and Judge David Poole released him on his own recognizance. more »


Jun 29, 2012

BOSTON, June 29, 2012—Two alleged associates of the man charged with murdering US Army veteran Stephen Perez were arrested this morning and held on bail at their subsequent
arraignments, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley and Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis said today.

Boston Police arrested LUIS SEPELVEDA (D.O.B. 8/15/84) and JANICE HARDY (D.O.B. 12/12/90) at their Lynn home this morning on warrants charging them with perjury and
misleading a police investigator under Ch. 268, Sect. 13B, of the Massachusetts General Laws. more »


Jun 28, 2012

BOSTON, June 28, 2012—The Suffolk County Grand Jury has returned indictments charging a Salem man with the April murder of US Army veteran Stephen Perez earlier this year, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

The indictments, returned yesterday, charge PETER CASTILLO (D.O.B. 8/6/88) with first-degree murder for allegedly shooting Perez to death in a Tremont Street parking garage and unlawful possession of a firearm for the handgun he allegedly used to take Perez’ life. more »


Jun 27, 2012

Four Students’ Cases Still Pending

BOSTON, June 27, 2012—One defendant was arraigned today on charges stemming from an alleged hazing incident at an Allston residence earlier this year, two more accepted responsibility for similar offenses, and the cases against four more remain pending, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

JESSE KAY (D.O.B. 2/2/92) of Allston was arraigned today one count each of hazing and failure to report hazing and five counts of assault and battery – one for each of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity pledges he allegedly abused in an Ashford Street basement on the night of April 8. Kay was released on his own recognizance and will return to court on Aug. 20 with attorney David Losier. more »


Jun 26, 2012

Nonprofits Invited to Seek Money Seized from Drug Dealers 

BOSTON, June 26, 2012—Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley today invited area non-profit organizations that work with kids and teens to apply for his annual series of free cash awards to provide the young people of Boston, Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop with constructive alternatives to crime and drug use.

The annual grants, which this year total an estimated $50,000, are disbursed from Conley’s Asset Forfeiture Community Reinvestment Program, which takes cash and assets seized from drug dealers and awards them to Suffolk County organizations that work to help young people. more »


Jun 26, 2012

BOSTON, June 26, 2012—A Quincy man has been criminally charged for allegedly using the bushes of a Boston playground to stash his loaded handgun – which is now missing, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

JOHN T. MURRETT (D.O.B. 6/6/86) was arraigned in the Boston Municipal Court this morning on one count of improper storage of a firearm. Prosecutors recommended bail of $500 and Judge Annette Forde released him on his own recognizance. more »


Jun 22, 2012

BOSTON, June 22, 2012—Nicholas Fomby-Davis, snatched off a scooter and murdered at the age of 14, was a “respectful, helpful, smart, and positive young man,” his aunt recalled today as the two gang members who killed him were sentenced to life in prison, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

Both convicted of first-degree murder yesterday, JOSHUA FERNANDES (D.O.B. 8/8/93) and CRISOSTOMO LOPES (D.O.B. 2/27/90) faced the mandatory term for that offense this morning. Under Massachusetts law, neither will ever be eligible for parole. Fernandes, who was also convicted of unlawfully possessing the firearm that killed Fomby-Davis, was sentenced to a concurrent four- to five-year prison term. more »


Jun 21, 2012

BOSTON, June 21, 2012—A Suffolk Superior Court jury convicted two Dorchester gang members of all charges in the 2010 shooting death of 14-year-old Nicholas Fomby-Davis, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

Jurors deliberated for about four hours before convicting JOSHUA FERNANDES (D.O.B. 8/8/93) and CRISOSTOMO LOPES (D.O.B. 2/27/90) of first-degree murder for Fomby-Davis’ May 30, 2010, shooting death. Fernandes was additionally convicted of unlawful possession of a firearm. more »


Jun 20, 2012

BOSTON, June 20, 2012—A Charlestown man who failed in his alleged bid to rob a bank was held on high bail today after another Charlestown man tackled him in the parking lot, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

ROBERT KROL, Jr. (D.O.B. 3/6/80) was arraigned in Charlestown District Court this morning on a single count of unarmed robbery for the incident yesterday morning at the  Cooperative Bank on Main Street. Assistant District Attorney Peter Pasciucco recommended that he be held on $75,000 cash bail and Judge Lawrence McCormick imposed $50,000. more »


Jun 18, 2012

BOSTON, June 18, 2012—A former Roxbury man now serving a federal prison sentence was ordered held without bail today at his arraignment for the fatal shooting of 22-year-old Rebecca Payne, a Northeastern University student believed to have been mistaken for someone else, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

June 18, 2012

Nicholas and Virginia Payne speak with reporters after their daughter’s alleged killer was ordered held without bail at his arraignment today in Suffolk Superior Court. Rebecca Payne, a 22-year-old student at Boston’s Northeastern University, was shot dead in her Mission Hill apartment in the early morning hours of May 20, 2008; four years later, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley announced indictments charging a convicted drug dealer with murdering her in a case of mistaken identity and a customer of that man with lying to the Suffolk County Grand Jury during the course of the investigation.

After four years of investigation, CORNELL SMITH (D.O.B. 12/19/81) was indicted April 27 for first-degree murder, armed assault in a dwelling, and unlawful possession of a firearm, all in connection with the May 20, 2008, slaying. He was formally charged with those offenses this morning in Suffolk Superior Court, where Clerk Magistrate Gary D. Wilson granted prosecutors’ requests and ordered him held without bail. more »


Jun 18, 2012

BOSTON, June 17, 2012—Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s office has filed paperwork seeking a new sentence for a violent serial rapist after the Massachusetts Appeals Court reversed the man’s earlier convictions on an unrelated home invasion, potentially putting him on the street decades earlier than the sentencing judge anticipated.

Conley’s office on Friday moved for a hearing at which prosecutors would once again seek their original recommended sentence of life plus 40 years for MICHAEL JOHNSON (D.O.B. 4/9/69) on two counts of aggravated rape and one count of attempted rape for which he was convicted in 2010. Those convictions stem from anApril 10, 1990, assault on a 23-year-old woman in her Wellington Street home; aMay 7, 1990, assault on a 24-year-old woman in her West Concord Street home; and an assault on that woman’s 30-year-old roommate on the same date. In those cases, Johnson broke into the victims’ residences, cut their telephone lines, attacked and forced himself on them, and fled with money or valuables. more »


Jun 14, 2012

BOSTON, June 14, 2012—The Brighton man who led State Police on a multi-city chase yesterday evening was wanted for his role in the illegal sale of an unregistered handgun in Revere, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

LEROY MARTIN (D.O.B. 9/27/77) was arraigned in Chelsea District Court today on a total of 10 offenses including unlawful possession of a firearm, improper sale of a firearm, unlicensed sale of ammunition, and being a Level III armed career criminal. The latter charge is based on Martin’s prior convictions, including a 2008 gun and assault conviction for which he served four years in prison and is currently on probation. more »


Jun 12, 2012

BOSTON, June 12, 2012—A long-term investigation into violent Charlestown drug dealers has led to 86 indictments against five main targets and 20 additional suspects arrested today by Boston Police, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley announced. more »


Jun 12, 2012
Superintendent's Unit Commendation

Massachusetts State Police Superintendent Marian McGovern is flanked by Detective Lieutenant Jack Lannon (left), the current commander of the Suffolk County State Police Detective Unit, and Major William Christiansen, the team’s leader at the time of Revere Police Officer Daniel Talbot’s 2009 murder. McGovern presented Lannon, Christiansen, and a dozen other past and present members of Suffolk SPDU with the Superintendent’s Unit Commendation for their work investigating the crime, which led to convictions for all charged defendants – including the shooter, who is now serving a life term.

BOSTON, June 12, 2012—Members of the State Police detective unit assigned to Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s office were honored by Colonel Marian McGovern today for their work investigating the homicide of an off-duty Revere Police officer five years ago.

Past and present members of the Suffolk County State Police Detective Unit received the Superintendent’s Unit Commendation at the 2012 Spring Superintendent’s Award Ceremony at State Police headquarters tomorrow morning. The award reflects Suffolk SPDU’s investigation of the Sept. 29, 2007, shooting death of Officer Daniel Talbot as he socialized with friends and colleagues. more »


Jun 8, 2012

BOSTON, June 8, 2012—Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s office leads the Commonwealth in funding to protect victims, witnesses, and their families, a recent report shows.

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Witness Protection Program: An Overview of Cases During Fiscal Years 2010 and 2011, prepared by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, breaks down witness protection funding allocated to the state’s 11 district attorneys’ offices and the state attorney general’s office. more »


Jun 8, 2012

BOSTON, June 8, 2012—A Dorchester man will serve five years behind bars for slashing a romantic partner with a box cutter last year, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

A Dorchester District Court jury yesterday convicted TILFOR HAMILTON (D.O.B. 12/31/78) of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and other offenses for the Nov. 18, 2011, incident at his Quincy Street home. District Court Judge Robert Baylor imposed the sentence recommended by Assistant District Attorney Gretchen Sherwood – two consecutive terms of two and a half years. more »


Jun 7, 2012

 BOSTON, June 7, 2012—A homeless man stabbed with a Swiss Army knife near Boston’s Financial District yesterday evening is expected to survive his injuries and another man known to him was held on high bail at his arraignment this morning, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

Boston Municipal Court Judge Mark Hart Summerville ordered JOHN BARBOZA (D.O.B. 12/15/56), who has no fixed address, held on $30,000 bail on charges of armed assault with intent to murder and related offenses for the 5:39 p.m. incident that sent the 39-year-old victim to the hospital. more »


Jun 6, 2012

 BOSTON, June 6, 2012—After the overwhelming positive response to his last trip delivering books to youngsters at a Dorchester school, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel is returning this week with reading material for hundreds more students.

Conley and members of his staff will deliver 250 children’s books to Principal Teresa Harvey-Jackson and the kids of the John Marshall Elementary School’s first through fifth grades. They will be joined by Carlos Valente of Thrift Recycling, which works with a non-profit organization that provides hundreds of thousands of books each year to schools, libraries, and youth groups at no cost. more »


Jun 4, 2012

BOSTON, June 4, 2012—A Dorchester man will serve up to 10 years in state prison for shooting a rival after a paternity test showed that the victim was the father of mutual friend’s baby, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

Suffolk Superior Court Judge Regina Quinlan last week sentenced KAMAL OLIVER (D.O.B. 8/19/63) to a term of eight to 10 years in state prison following Oliver’s guilty plea to the crimes of armed assault with intent to murder, aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and unlawful possession of a firearm. Quinlan additionally ordered him to serve three years of probation upon his release. Assistant District Attorney Patrick Devlin of Conley’s Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Unit had recommended no less than 10 years in prison. more »


May 31, 2012

BOSTON, May 31, 2012—Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley today delivered the following remarks at Charlestown’s Paul Revere Park on the death last week of 45-year-old Normand Varieur:

DA Conley and State Police are looking for help in the investigation into Normand Varieur's death

Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley is joined by Massachusetts State Police troopers and detectives at Charlestown’s Paul Revere Park to discuss the death of Normand Varieur, a 45-year-old homeless man found unresponsive with a head injury on May 21. Varieur died at Massachusetts General Hospital without regaining consciousness, and authorities consider his death suspicious.

“At about 2:20 pm on Monday, May 21, State Police assigned to Troop H discovered an unconscious adult male here at the fishing pier near Paul Revere Park.  The man was unresponsive when troopers found him, and he was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital with a serious head injury. Based on medical, forensic, and other evidence developed thus far, we believe he sustained that injury on Sunday, May 20, during the afternoon or evening.  more »


May 29, 2012

BOSTON, May 29, 2012—State Police detectives assigned to Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s office are investigating a Boston man’s death in the area of Pleasure Bay in South Boston today.

A passerby notified State Police just before 7:00 this morning that he had seen a body in the water in the area of the Sugar Bowl near Castle Island. Uniformed troopers from the South Boston Barracks, Troop H detectives, and the State Police Marine Section responded to the area a short time later, as did members of the Suffolk County State Police Detective Unit. more »


May 29, 2012

BOSTON, May 29, 2012—A Revere man was convicted last week of repeatedly assaulting a teenage girl more than a decade ago, finally being sent to prison after fleeing the charges for more than a decade, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

A Suffolk Superior Court jury on Friday found WENCESLAO PANAMENO, Jr. (D.O.B. 2/14/66), a.k.a. ROBERTO GONZALEZ RODRIGUEZ, guilty of two counts of rape of a child under 16, one count of indecent assault and battery on a person under 14, and two counts of indecent assault and battery on a person over 14, all stemming from his 1997 assaults on the victim, who was 13 and 14 years old at the time. more »


May 24, 2012

BOSTON, May 24, 2012—A Dorchester man was ordered held today after being charged in connection with a non-fatal shooting in Roxbury and subsequent motor vehicle pursuit into Milton, Suffolk County District attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

PAUL NOVA (D.O.B. 4/25/92) was arraigned in Roxbury District Court on charges of possession with intent to distribute a Class A substance, possession with intent to distribute a Class B substance, violating the state’s drug laws in a school zone, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, and failing to stop for police. more »


May 24, 2012

BOSTON, May 24, 2012—State Police detectives assigned to Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s office are seeking the assistance of dog walkers and fishermen as they investigate an apparent assault this week on a man in Charlestown.

State troopers assigned to the Boston Barracks discovered the 45-year-old male victim, who is believed to be homeless, on the fishing pier at Paul Revere Park on Monday afternoon. He had suffered a head injury and was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital. The investigation thus far suggests he had been assaulted the night before. State Police are investigating because the park is State property. more »


May 23, 2012

BOSTON, May 23, 2012—The Suffolk County Grand Jury today returned indictments charging a Dorchester man with first-degree murder for the shooting death of 23-year-old Anthony Depina in Roxbury earlier this year, Suffolk County District attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

The indictments also charge JASON BARBOSA (D.O.B. 1/8/89) with unlawful possession of a firearm as an armed career criminal in light of prior convictions for assault with a dangerous weapon. more »


May 23, 2012

BOSTON, May 23, 2012—A former Dorchester resident pleaded guilty today in the shooting death last year of 19-year-old Derek Matulina at an MBTA Red Line station, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

NHU NGUYEN (D.O.B. 5/5/92) pleaded guilty to manslaughter and firearms charges for Matulina’s slaying at Savin Hill station after Matulina initiated a physical confrontation with him on the afternoon of May 7, 2011. Suffolk Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Locke sentenced him to two and a half years in a house of correction to be followed by two years of probation, the sentence jointly recommended by prosecutors and Nguyen’s attorney. more »


May 22, 2012

 BOSTON, May 22, 2012—An employee of a Chelsea strip club has been charged in the stabbing of a patron earlier this month, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

JODY LASSITER (D.O.B. 1/24/63) of Everett was arraigned yesterday in Chelsea District Court on a single count of armed assault with intent to murder. Assistant District Attorney Christopher Henry recommended that he be held on $150,000 cash bail. Judge D. Dunbar Livingston imposed $50,000. more »


May 22, 2012

BOSTON, May 21, 2012—The use of DNA technology has identified a suspect in an eight-year-old unsolved sexual assault on the MBTA, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

TIMOTHY L. DAY (D.O.B. 2/20/60) of Bethesda, Maryland, was arraigned this afternoon in Suffolk Superior Court on a single count of indecent assault and battery for the 2004 incident. Clerk Magistrate Gary Wilson set Day’s bail at $1500, the amount recommended by Assistant District Attorney Tara Burdman of Conley’s Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Unit. more »


May 18, 2012

BOSTON, May 18, 2012—A Dorchester teenager was held without bail on a murder charge stemming from the April 27 shooting death of 25-year-old Mariano Malave in Jamaica Plain, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

CHARLES REDDICKS (D.O.B. 4/20/94) was arraigned this afternoon in West Roxbury District Court following his arrest this morning by Boston Police homicide detectives amid the ongoing investigation into Malave’s homicide inside his Hyde Park Avenue residence. more »


May 16, 2012

 BOSTON, May 16, 2012—A Wilmington man who failed to change lanes or reduce his speed when passing a stationary State Police cruiser was arraigned on drug trafficking charges this week after troopers recovered more than 100 prescription painkillers and more than $1000 cash during the car stop that followed, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

JOSHUA GIROUX (D.O.B. 5/14/89) was arraigned Monday in Charlestown District Court on charges of trafficking in oxycodone, possession of a Class B substance, possession of a Class E substance, and various civil infractions for the Saturday incident near the Route 99 Rotary in Charlestown. Assistant District Attorney Peter Pasciucco recommended that Giroux be held on $10,000; Judge Lawrence McCormick imposed bail of $2500. more »


May 14, 2012

BOSTON, May 14, 2012—A Swampscott man was arraigned today for allegedly beating a former business partner badly and biting part of his nose off after a meeting inside a Revere restaurant earlier this month, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

KENNETH MICHAUD (D.O.B. 10/8/71) was charged today with mayhem, assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and assault with intent to kill for the May 2 incident outside a Revere Beach Boulevard restaurant. more »


May 14, 2012

BOSTON, May 14, 2012—A Dorchester man admitted last week to neglecting his 4-year-old dog, leaving the animal emaciated with hunger and badly injured, accepting a minimum of six months in jail rather than face trial, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

DANA M. THOMSON (D.O.B. 8/12/77) pleaded guilty in Dorchester District Court last week to two counts of cruelty to animals, just as his trial on those charges was scheduled to begin. Thomson was charged with failing to provide food or medical care to Braun, a Staffordshire terrier that was later put to sleep. more »


May 14, 2012

BOSTON, May 14, 2012—A man who allegedly used his Dorchester residence as a base for a prostitution enterprise is due back in court today after his arrest in March, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

LEROY LOCKETT (D.O.B. 11/4/52) was arraigned March 21 in Dorchester District Court on a charge of deriving support from prostitution, a felony punishable by up to five years in state prison. Conley’s office at that time recommended that he be held on $20,000 cash bail; Judge Kenneth V. Desmond set bail at $2,500. more »


May 10, 2012

BOSTON, May 10, 2012—A former teacher’s assistant was taken into custody today after Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s office successfully argued to triple his bail in light of indictments charging sexual misconduct with children.

At the request of Assistant District Attorney Leora Joseph, chief of Conley’s Child Protection Unit, Suffolk Superior Court Clerk Magistrate Gary D. Wilson increased LaSHAWN HILL’s bail from $10,000 cash to $30,000. Court officers took Hill into custody at his arraignment this morning. more »


May 9, 2012

Prosecutors Sought State Prison Term

BOSTON, May 9, 2012—A Mission Hill woman will serve at least a year behind bars for stabbing her former neighbor during a dispute sparked by a prior conflict over a parking space the victim had shoveled out, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

Assistant District Attorney Lauren Greene of Conley’s Major Felony Bureau recommended that CARMEN ANDINO (D.O.B. 10/30/71) serve two to three years in state prison for the 2010 incident, which sent a 24-year-old woman to the hospital with serious injuries to her face and the area under her left arm after she and the victim fought one another in the middle of McGreevey Way. more »


May 9, 2012

BOSTON, May 9, 2012—Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley joined first graders at Boston’s Marshall Elementary School today, reading for the kids, bringing books for every student, and urging public officials to do the same.

Reading day at the Marshall Elementary School

Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley (back right), with (from left) Assistant District Attorney Joseph Roseme and Assistant District Attorney Adam Foss, during a weekly trip by prosecutors to the Marshall Elementary School, where they read to Ms. Beazer’s first grade class. The visits build bonds between youth and the office while stressing the fun and importance of reading.

“Adults in public life have a lot of opportunities to interact with kids,” Conley said. “I want them to make the most of those opportunities, not for themselves but for the youngsters.  If you’re an elected official, a celebrity, or anyone in a position of respect, bring books and show these children the importance of reading.”

Members of Conley’s staff have joined the first graders of Karline Beazer’s class every Wednesday since November of last year, reading to them and with them to demonstrate the importance of literacy. He joined those staff members for today’s trip, bringing two dozen books from Mary Pope Osborne’s Magic Tree House series for the students to bring home. more »


May 7, 2012

BOSTON, May 7, 2012—A Revere man was ordered held without bail today after being formally charged with the homicide of 50-year-old John Barrientos in East Boston, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

CRISTIAN SANTA (D.O.B. 10/10/91) was arraigned this morning in East Boston District Court on a single count of murder for Barrientos’ slaying in the early morning hours of May 4. Investigators believe Barrientos was killed in the basement of his Chelsea Street apartment building sometime around 5:00 a.m., then dragged outside to an alleyway, where his remains were found about an hour later, Conley said. more »


May 4, 2012

BOSTON, May 4, 2012—A Roxbury man was held without bail today after being formally charged with the beating death of his roommate, 50-year-old Roosevelt Harris, in February, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

CRISTIAN RODRIGUEZ (D.O.B. 7/19/76) was arraigned today on a murder charge stemming from Harris’ Feb. 9, 2012, homicide inside the Tremont Street apartment they shared. Boston Police and Suffolk prosecutors identified Rodriguez as a suspect early in the investigation and obtained a warrant for his arrest on March 7; they soon learned that Rodriguez had been arrested in Bedford shortly after the homicide and was in already custody. more »


May 4, 2012

BOSTON, May 4, 2012—Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley today announced a three-count indictment charging a former teacher’s assistant with improper sexual activity with two children at two Dorchester schools last year.

The indictments charge LaSHAWN HILL (D.O.B. 3/10/78) of Dorchester with indecent assault and battery on a child for an incident with a 7-year-old boy at the Martin Luther King, Jr., School in March 2011. They also charge Hill with lewd and lascivious behavior and lascivious acts with a child under 16 for another incident involving a 14-year-old boy, who is autistic and non-verbal, at the Harbor Pilot Middle School on Dec. 12, 2011. more »


May 2, 2012

BOSTON, May 2, 2012—A man was held on a quarter-million dollars’ cash bail and his alleged associate on $75,000 after they were arraigned on cocaine trafficking charges that stem from the interception of three kilograms of cocaine shipped from California, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

ROBERT CONLEY (D.O.B. 11/26/65) and MYISHA WILKERSON (D.O.B. 7/6/82), both of Dorchester, arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of trafficking in more than 200 grams of cocaine and conspiracy to violate the state’s drug laws. Robert Conley was additionally charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition for an unregistered handgun recovered from his residence during the execution of a search warrant last night. more »


May 2, 2012

BOSTON, May 2, 2012—A Brookline man’s bail for crashing his car last month after a police chase was revoked today after he crashed another car at an Allston auto dealership, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

ENDER DURGUT (D.O.B. 7/20/72) was arraigned in Brighton District Court today on charges of larceny of a motor vehicle, malicious destruction of property, assault with a dangerous weapon, and disorderly conduct for his actions at Herb Chambers Toyota this morning. more »


May 1, 2012

BOSTON, May 1, 2012—A Roslindale man was arraigned yesterday on charges that he had more than 10 kilograms of cocaine stashed in a hidden compartment in the car he’d been driving erratically, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

ELVYN RAFAEL GARCIA (D.O.B. 10/3/80) was arraigned yesterday in Roxbury District Court on charges of trafficking in more than 200 grams of cocaine, violating the state’s drug laws in a school zone, and various civil motor vehicle infractions. Assistant District Attorney Joseph Roseme recommended that he be held on $1 million cash bail; Judge David Weingarten set bail at $30,000 and ordered that Garcia surrender his US passport if he has one. more »


Apr 30, 2012

BOSTON, April 30, 2012—A Suffolk Superior Court jury this afternoon convicted a Mission Hill woman of stabbing her neighbor during a dispute two years ago over a parking spot the victim had shoveled out, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

Jurors convicted CARMEN ANDINO (D.O.B. 10/30/71) of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon for the 2010 incident, which sent a 24-year-old woman to the hospital with serious injuries to her face and the area under her left arm. more »


Apr 30, 2012

BOSTON, April 30, 2012—The Billerica truck driver who allegedly lied to the grand jury investigating Rebecca Payne’s murder was held on high bail today after a weekend spent awaiting his arraignment on multiple perjury indictments, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

Arrested Saturday morning and held since that time, MICHAEL BALBA (D.O.B. 3/1/57) was arraigned today on four counts of perjury for allegedly lying repeatedly to the Suffolk County Grand Jury as it investigated Payne’s May 20, 2008, shooting death. more »


Apr 30, 2012

BOSTON, April 30, 2012—Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis and Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley today announced that a suspect is expected in court this afternoon for the February beating death of 50-year-old Roosevelt Harris in his Roxbury apartment.

CRISTIAN RODRIGUEZ (D.O.B. 7/19/76), who was a neighbor in Harris’ Tremont Street apartment building, faces a murder charge in connection with the older man’s death. He is expected in the arraignment session of Roxbury District Court today at 2:00 p.m. more »


Apr 29, 2012

BOSTON, April 29, 2012—Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley today announced indictments charging one man with murder for 2008 shooting death of Rebecca Payne on Mission Hill almost four years ago and another with perjuring himself in connection with the case.

The indictments, returned Friday, charge CORNELL SMITH (D.O.B. 12/19/81), formerly of Boston, with first-degree murder for Payne’s May 20, 2008, slaying inside her Parker Hill Avenue apartment. He is also charged with armed assault in a dwelling and unlawful possession of a firearm. more »


Apr 27, 2012

 BOSTON, April 27, 2012—The Suffolk County Grand Jury today returned indictments charging a fugitive murder suspect with the shooting deaths of two sisters in Dorchester last year, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

The indictments charge JEAN WEEVINS JANVIER (D.O.B. 11/15/81), formerly of Dorchester, with two counts of first-degree murder for the Nov. 14, 2011, homicides of Judith Emile, 23, and her sister, Stephanie Emile, 21, inside their Harlem Street apartment, and unlawful possession of the firearm with which they were killed. more »


Apr 26, 2012
DA Conley backs Dorchester diversion program

Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley (center left) delivers $5,000 in seized drug money to Alan Klein, Sr. (center right), vice president and chief operating officer of the Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps, along with teens from the Perkins Community Center in Dorchester. The money will fund a program that diverts certain court-involved Dorchester youth from incarceration through support and intervention.

BOSTON, April 26, 2012—Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley this week delivered $5,000 to a Dorchester program that diverts certain juvenile defendants from incarceration by connecting them with services, supervision, and advocacy.

Conley delivered the funds – drawn from cash and assets seized from drug traffickers in Suffolk County narcotics prosecutions – on April 24 to the Detention Diversion Advocacy Program, an initiative undertaken by the Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps.

“As prosecutors, our primary mission is service” Conley said. “A program like this one, which can reduce the rates of incarceration among young, low-level offenders while still holding them accountable for their actions, doesn’t just benefit its participants. It benefits the entire community and our shared future by putting them back on track to succeed.” more »


Apr 24, 2012

BOSTON, April 24, 2012—For the second time in as many years, a Suffolk Superior Court judge has denied a motion for a new trial in the 2005 murder of Sgt. Richard Dever, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

FRANCIS X. LANG (D.O.B. 10/27/74) of Charlestown is currently serving a life term for killing Dever in front of Sullivan’s Pub in Charlestown on March 19, 2005. The victim, a 35-year-old off-duty corrections officer, was one of several people who escorted Lang from the bar just before 12:30 a.m. after the defendant became unruly and aggressive inside; Lang slashed his face and stabbed him four times in the chest, killing him. more »


Apr 23, 2012

BOSTON, April 23, 2012—Two men accused of unrelated murders were arraigned in Suffolk County courts today after their separate arrests this weekend, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

“These were very different cases,” Conley said. “They had different victims in different neighborhoods with different facts and circumstances. But what they had in common was a determination by police, prosecutors, and victim support staff to find justice for the lives lost and speak for them in court. Like every violent crime in Suffolk County, they got the benefit of a comprehensive investigation by men and women who won’t rest until the job is done.” more »


Apr 23, 2012

BOSTON, April 22—A member of Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s Gang Unit has been selected as the first prosecutor to train with police from across the United States and Central America in the five-year history of a law enforcement exchange program aimed at disrupting violent street gangs.

Assistant District Attorney Barrett Hyde will join municipal and state police from six US states and seven Central American countries as part of the Central American Law Enforcement Exchange, a program coordinated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Gang Task Force and funded by the US Department of State. more »


Apr 23, 2012

BOSTON, April 22, 2012—Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley and Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis today announced the arrest of an East Boston man wanted for the beating death of 47-year-old Michael Costa in East Boston.

Chelsea Police, aware of a be-on-the-lookout request from Boston authorities, this morning apprehended JEAN TORRES VARGAS (D.O.B. 2/2/81), more commonly known as “Tyson,” on a warrant charging him with first-degree murder. Vargas was indicted March 14 on that charge and had been sought since he failed to appear at his April 9 arraignment. more »


Apr 20, 2012

Boston, April 20, 2012—A double stabbing defendant won’t be Truckin’ anytime soon after a Suffolk Superior Court jury convicted him of attacking two people last year as a rally for the Grateful Dead was under way nearby, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

MIGUEL MORALES (D.O.B. 1/20/82), who had no fixed address at the time of the incident, was convicted of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon for using a butterfly knife with a six-inch blade to stab two men on the evening of March 6, 2011. He faces sentencing next week. more »


Apr 20, 2012

BOSTON, April 20, 2012—A Roslindale man and his Mission Hill associate were arraigned today for their roles in the Oct. 16, 2011, stabbing death of 19-year-old Kenneth Soto, with the alleged principal remaining held without bail, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

The Suffolk County Grand Jury late last month indicted HECTOR “NEMO” SOTO (D.O.B. 3/16/91), who is not related to the victim, for first-degree murder and CHRISTIAN RIVERA (D.O.B. 12/17/88) of Mission Hill for assault and battery and accessory to murder after the fact. more »


Apr 20, 2012

BOSTON, April 20, 2012—Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley and Boston Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis are asking the public to be on the lookout for a fugitive murder suspect wanted for the fatal beating of 47-year-old Michael Costa in East Boston.

JEAN TORRES VARGAS (D.O.B. 2/2/81), more commonly known as “Tyson,” has been indicted for first-degree murder in Costa’s death late last year. He stands about 5’5” tall, weighs about 175 lbs., and has brown eyes and brown hair. He has a large and distinctive tattoo on his left shoulder and upper arm, as well as a series of parallel scars on his right forearm.

Jean Vargas Torres, aka "Tyson"

Jean Vargas Torres, aka "Tyson," is wanted for murder

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Apr 19, 2012

BOSTON, April 19, 2012—A man already serving prison time on a gun conviction was arraigned today for the homicide of 21-year-old Demetrius Blocker, almost a year and a half after the young man was gunned down, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

Acting on a request by Assistant District Attorney David Fredette of Conley’s Homicide Unit, Roxbury Municipal Court Judge Pamela Dashiell ordered KEITH HOBBS (D.O.B. 2/1/86) held without bail pending trial for Blocker’s Dec. 16, 2010, shooting death in the rear parking area of a Horadan Way building at about 4:30 p.m. more »


Apr 18, 2012

BOSTON, April 18, 2012—A 12-year-old boy was arraigned yesterday after Boston Police officers recovered a loaded handgun from the Roxbury yard where they’d seen him toss something, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

Assistant District Attorney Brooke Watson of Conley’s Juvenile Unit recommended that the Roxbury youth be held on $10,000 cash bail or, in the alternative, house arrest with GPS moinitoring. Boston Juvenile Court Judge Paul Lewis imposed the $10,000 cash bail. more »


Apr 13, 2012

BOSTON, April 13, 2012—A Dorchester woman admitted yesterday to stealing more than $20,000 in government funds intended for her mother, who had died of cancer years earlier, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

EBONY BENSON (D.O.B. 3/13/78) pleaded guilty to two counts of larceny over $250 by single scheme. Suffolk Superior Court Judge Carol Ball sentenced her to three years of probation and ordered her to make full restitution for the stolen benefits. more »


Apr 11, 2012
MOVA Awards 2012

Janet Fine (left), executive director of the Massachusetts Office of Victim Assistance, presents Kara Hayes with the Access to Justice Award at the State House. Hayes and Trooper Anthony Alestock (in background) received the award, presented annually to those “whose leadership and outreach efforts have made victim rights and services more available and accessible to underserved populations.”

Boston, April 11, 2012—Three members of Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s office were recognized at the State House today for their work on behalf of the victims and survivors of violent crime.

The Massachusetts Office of Victim Assistance honored Kara Hayes, the chief of Conley’s Victim Witness Assistance Program, and Trooper Anthony Alestock, a State Police detective assigned to Conley’s office, with the Access to Justice Award, which is presented annually to those “whose leadership and outreach efforts have made victim rights and services more available and accessible to underserved populations.” more »


Apr 11, 2012

Authorities have tentatively identified the remains of a young man pulled from the Chestnut Hill Reservoir as Franco Garcia, a Boston College student missing since late February, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

Conley stressed that a positive identification has yet to be made and that a comprehensive investigation is undertaken for every sudden or unattended death within his jurisdiction.  more »


Apr 6, 2012

A Medford man and his Winthrop girlfriend were arraigned in Chelsea District Court yesterday for a vicious beating on board an MBTA train last month, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

PAUL MUCCI (D.O.B. 11/3/63) is charged with mayhem and armed assault with intent to murder for inflicting serious injuries during the March 24 incident on board a Blue Line train, while his associate, PAULA HOWARD (D.O.B. 11/8/61), is charged with armed assault with intent to murder for allegedly sharing the intent and attempting to help Mucci assault the victim. more »


Apr 4, 2012

The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts late last week denied a twice-convicted murderer any further hearings on the 1995 stabbing death of Sharliee Banks, 33, in her Washington Avenue apartment, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

The state’s highest court on Friday notified Conley’s office and counsel for WILLIAM LAPAGE (D.O.B. 8/20/52) that it had denied Lapage’s request for further review of a Jan. 31, 2012, decision by the Massachusetts Appeals Court affirming his most recent murder conviction.

“For the families left behind, an appeal can reopen wounds that never fully heal,” Conley said. “In a case like this, tried to two convictions but still active with motions for new trials and appellate review, loved ones might ask themselves when it will ever end. At last, we can say with confidence: it ends here.”

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Apr 3, 2012

The man who stabbed 24-year-old West Roxbury resident Gregory Phillips to death near an Allston bar was sentenced to life in prison today after jurors convicted him of murder, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

Jurors found COREY PATTERSON (D.O.B. 11/5/86) of Dorchester guilty of second-degree murder and three counts of assault and battery on a public employee after three weeks of trial and about three days of deliberations. About 20 minutes before returning their verdicts, jurors sent a note to Judge Raymond Brassard asking if they could infer malice – a key element of murder – from the use of a dangerous weapon; Brassard told them that they were permitted to make that inference. more »


Apr 2, 2012
Asset Forfeiture Reinvestment Grant - Capic 2012

Young members of the Revere Police Athletic League join DA Dan Conley (middle row, center left in suit and tie) after he delivered a check for $5,000 in money seized from drug dealers to help support the league. Joining Conley are Revere Police Chief Joseph Cafarelli, League Director Kris Oldoni, and Revere Mayor Dan Rizzo.

Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley last week delivered $5,000 in seized drug money to an agency that keeps Revere kids off drugs, away from gangs, and on the right track for success.

Conley delivered the check to Community Action Projects Inter-City, Inc., or CAPIC, on March 27 as part of his annual Asset Forfeiture Reinvestment Program, which takes cash and assets seized during narcotics prosecutions and puts them back into the community through agencies that work to keep kids and teens safe.

In addition to providing a broad array of social services to North Shore communities, CAPIC works with the young members of the Revere Police Athletic League and gives presentations on substance abuse and gang violence to school-age youth. The funds delivered by Conley will help maintain the league throughout the year, providing those young people with a safe, positive, and structured environment.

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Mar 29, 2012

A Suffolk Superior Court judge today scheduled an October retrial for the Mattapan man accused of a 2010 multiple shooting on Woolson Street, killing four – including a toddler – and leaving a fifth paralyzed from the shoulders down, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

Judge Jeffrey Locke scheduled empanelment in the retrial of DWAYNE MOORE (D.O.B. 6/25/77) for October 11.  Moore faces four counts of first-degree murder for the shooting deaths of Eyanna Flonory, 21; her 2-year-old son, Amanihotep Smith; Simba Martin, 21; and Levaughn Washum-Garrison, 22. All four were killed in the early morning hours of Sept. 28, 2010. more »


Mar 28, 2012

A Lynn man charged with trespassing could face more charges for allegedly soliciting money with a phony City of Boston permit, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

MBTA Transit Police on Monday evening arrested GREGORY HARRISON (D.O.B. 8/2/65), a.k.a. CRAIG HARRISON, after a plainclothes officer working at the TD Garden saw him allegedly soliciting money from passersby for an unknown organization he claimed to represent. The officer recognized Harrison as having been stopped in the past for similar incidents, gave him a verbal trespass warning, and ordered him to leave the area of North Station and the TD Garden. more »


Mar 28, 2012

Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s top gang prosecutor was honored yesterday at the University of Massachusetts Boston for his commitment to Boston’s neighborhoods and their residents.

UMass Boston Chancellor Keith Motley presented Assistant District Attorney Daniel Mulhern with the Robert H. Quinn Award for Outstanding Community Leadership, an honor named for the former attorney general, speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, and chair of the UMass Board of Trustees. The award is presented annually by UMass Boston to honor individuals whose contributions have significantly improved the quality of life in the Greater Boston area. more »


Mar 27, 2012

Two men were arraigned today in connection with the seizure of more than five kilograms of cocaine and a large quantity of cash that authorities believe are directly related to a major drug distribution operation in Chelsea, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

MANUEL A. CASTILLO (D.O.B. 1/11/77), who has residences in Chelsea and Revere, and FERNANDO MARCANO-GARCIA (D.O.B. 11/17/68) of Orlando, Florida, were arraigned today in Chelsea District Court on charges of trafficking in more than 200 grams of a Class B substance, conspiracy to violate the state’s drug laws, and violating the state’s drug laws in a school zone. more »


Mar 26, 2012

A Cape Cod man was held on high bail today at his arraignment on charges that he tried to kidnap one woman and forced his way into the home of another during a crime spree Friday night, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

CHRISTOPHER K. BAKER (D.O.B. 10/10/68), who claims addresses in South Dennis and Centerville, was charged in Roxbury District Court today with three dockets charging kidnapping, assault and battery, home invasion, armed breaking and entering, assault with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery on a public employee, and resisting arrest for his alleged actions Friday night. more »


Mar 26, 2012

A Dorchester man whose unsafe cycling this weekend caught Boston Police officers’ eyes was held on high bail at his arraignment today for the loaded, unregistered handgun they later found in his jacket, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

 DEANDRE ZOLLARCOFFER (D.O.B. 6/21/88) was arraigned in Dorchester District Court today on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, unlawfully carrying a loaded firearm, and unlawful possession of a firearm with a defaced serial number. Because of prior assault, larceny, and robbery convictions, he was additionally charged as a Level I armed career criminal. more »


Mar 26, 2012

The man who pulled a knife and stabbed a Chelsea resident who refused his request for spare change will serve up to seven years in state prison, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

Assistant District Attorney Nick Walsh recommended that MANUEL ARZOLA (D.O.B. 9/25/68) of Everett serve six to eight years for his conviction on a count of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon followed by three years of probation for his conviction on a count of assault and battery. Walsh recommended that Arzola be ordered to stay away from the victim, complete an anger management program, undergo an evaluation for drug dependence, take part in any treatment deemed necessary, and submit to random urine screens. more »


Mar 25, 2012

Authorities are renewing their call for caution along the Esplanade today after a report of a sexual assault early Friday morning.

State Police detectives assigned to Troop H and the Suffolk DA’s office responded to a local college Friday evening after a student reported to her campus police department that she had been assaulted at about 1:00 Friday morning in the area of the Silber Way footbridge. The student suffered no physical injuries during the incident and was able to flee on foot. more »


Mar 22, 2012

Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley today delivered the following statements on verdicts today in the quadruple murder trial of DWAYNE MOORE (D.O.B. 6/25/77) of Mattapan and EDWARD WASHINGTON (D.O.B. 3/28/79) of Dorchester:

“I want to make clear from the outset that we have every intention of holding Dwayne Moore accountable. Today’s mistrial does not change our position that he pulled the trigger on five human beings, killing four and paralyzing one. We are steadfast in the decision to continue moving forward against him. These crimes demand justice and the evidence supports a conviction. more »


Mar 22, 2012

A Dorchester man will serve up to three decades in state prison for raping two young family friends over a period of years, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

At a sentencing hearing yesterday, Assistant District Attorney Leora Joseph, chief of Conley’s Child Protection Unit, recommended that KENNETH WARD (D.O.B. 3/6/68) serve 30 to 40 years behind bars. Suffolk Superior Court Judge Thomas Connolly sentenced him to a term of 25 to 30, to be followed by the 10 years of probation Joseph also recommended. more »


Mar 21, 2012

A Superior Court jury this afternoon rejected a Roxbury man’s self-defense claim and found him guilty of murder for the fatal shooting of a 28-year-old Senai Williams on Homestead Street, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

Jurors convicted JAMES ALLEN (D.O.B. 8/30/88) of second-degree murder, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of a large capacity feeding device, and unlawful possession of ammunition for the Nov. 18, 2010 shooting of Senai Williams. Superior Court Judge Patrick Brady scheduled sentencing for tomorrow morning. more »


Mar 19, 2012

Five people were arraigned in South Boston District Court today on an assortment of charges stemming from their alleged criminal behavior at and around the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade, while six more arrested on municipal ordinance violations will see their cases dismissed if they perform community service, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. more »


Mar 19, 2012

Codman Academy 2012

DA Conley (center right) stands with Codman Academy students on March 15 after delivering a check for $5,000 in seized money to help fund a group counseling program to address substance abuse, gangs, and other issues facing city teens.

Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley this month awarded $20,000 in seized drug money to four Boston non-profit organizations as part of his annual Asset Forfeiture Reinvestment Program, funding groups that prevent young people from becoming involved in drugs, gangs and violence.

Conley presented a check in the amount of $5,000 to each of the following organizations: Teen Empowerment, Children’s Services of Roxbury, Dorchester Youth Collaborative, and Codman Academy.

On March 1, Conley visited Teen Empowerment’s headquarters in Roxbury to spend time with the agency’s young members and staff. The funds provided by Conley’s office will be used to support a youth organizing initiative in the Warren Gardens neighborhood of Roxbury allowing the group to hold a peer-led series of anti-violence and substance abuse discussions. more »


Mar 14, 2012

After 15 years, two trials, and as many convictions by Suffolk County juries, James “Jimmy” Murphy’s killer finally admitted his guilt in court today, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley announced.

JOSEPH DOWNEY (D.O.B. 4/18/65), most recently of Quincy, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter for stabbing Murphy to death in a South Boston tavern in 1997. He was sentenced to a term of 17 to 20 years in state prison. more »


Mar 14, 2012

The Dorchester man accused of stabbing 24-year-old Gregory Phillips to death was arrested when he “went back to retrieve his knife just after 2:15 a.m. on Nov. 8, 2009,” a Suffolk County homicide prosecutor said today during opening statements in the man’s murder trial.

COREY PATTERSON (D.O.B. 11/5/86) is charged with first-degree murder and three counts of assault and battery on a public employee for allegedly plunging a knife into Patterson’s chest near the intersection of Harvard and Brighton avenues after an altercation that began as a local nightclub was letting out for the evening. more »


Mar 9, 2012

The Suffolk County Grand Jury today returned indictments charging a man with witness intimidation and disrupting a court proceeding for shouting taunts at a prosecution witness, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

DENNIS JONES (D.O.B. 1/5/67) was held on $20,000 cash bail at his district court arraignment on identical charges a week ago today. The indictments move his case to Suffolk Superior Court, where he will be arraigned at a later date. Witness intimidation is a felony that carries up to 10 years in state prison; disrupting a court proceeding carries up to a year in a house of correction, a fine of up to $1,000, or both. more »


Mar 8, 2012

A Suffolk County homicide prosecutor recounted an alleged murderer’s post-shooting bravado today as a Roxbury man went to trial for the homicide of 28-year-old Senai Jamaal Williams.

“What does a man say after he kills another man?” Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Hickman asked jurors rhetorically this morning. “If you’re JAMES ALLEN, you’ll say words to the effect of, ‘don’t bring a knife to a gunfight.’ Those are the words you will hear Mr. Allen said after shooting and killing Senai Williams.” more »


Mar 6, 2012

Winthrop Police Chief Terence Delehanty and Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley today announced charges against a local man who allegedly disrupted a girls’ hockey game last week.

After a comprehensive review of the facts, evidence, relevant statutes, and case law, police and prosecutors agreed that JOSEPH CORDES (D.O.B. 7/2/69) of Winthrop should be charged with disturbing the peace for his alleged actions on the evening of Feb. 29. more »


Mar 6, 2012

The man sought since last week for allegedly shoving a cash register off the counter of a local fast food restaurant surrendered to MBTA Transit Police today and was promptly arraigned for that offense, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

TIMOTHY CHACE (D.O.B. 4/14/83) of Dorchester was arraigned this afternoon in the Boston Municipal Court, where Assistant District Attorney Larry Bates recommended bail of $500. Judge Thomas C. Horgan set bail at $200 and ordered Chace to stay away from South Station, where the offense took place. more »


Mar 6, 2012

A Roslindale man was formally charged with murder today for the fatal stabbing of 19-year-old Kenneth Soto outside a Jamaica Plain convenience store last fall, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

At the request of Assistant District Attorney Mark Lee, deputy chief of Conley’s Homicide Unit, HECTOR “NEMO” SOTO (D.O.B. 3/16/91) was ordered held without bail by West Roxbury District Court Judge Ernest Sarason while he awaits trial on the Oct. 16, 2011, stabbing death. more »


Mar 1, 2012

A man is in custody today and faces arraignment tomorrow for disrupting a murder trial last week, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

Boston Police today arrested DENNIS JONES (D.O.B. 1/5/67), formerly of New Jersey but most recently living in Dorchester, on a warrant charging him with intimidation of a witness and disrupting a court proceeding. He is expected to be arraigned tomorrow in the Boston Municipal Court. more »


Feb 28, 2012

The Suffolk County Grand Jury today returned a six-count indictment charging a former teacher with sexually assaulting two children and recording the abuse, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley announced.

Specifically, the indictments charge DAVID ETTLINGER (D.O.B. 7/6/77) of Brighton with two counts each of aggravated assault and battery on a child under 14, posing a child in a state of nudity, and secretly photographing a nude or semi-nude person. The indictments move Ettlinger’s previous cases from Brighton and West Roxbury municipal courts to Suffolk Superior Court, where he is expected to be arraigned on March 1. more »


Feb 27, 2012

A Dorchester man’s court-ordered GPS monitoring device placed him at the scene of Anthony Depina’s homicide when the 23-year-old victim was shot dead last week, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s office said today.

JASON BARBOSA (D.O.B. 1/8/89) was arraigned today in Roxbury District Court on murder charges stemming from Depina’s Feb. 23 homicide. Assistant District Attorney Amy Galatis of Conley’s Homicide Unit recommended that he be held without bail and Judge David Poole granted that request. more »


Feb 27, 2012

A Methuen man was arraigned on a kidnapping charge today after the mother of his child made a frantic call to police saying that he would not let her out of his car, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

KENNETH TOZIER, Jr. (D.O.B. 4/29/87) was arraigned in South Boston District Court, where Assistant District Attorney Katherine Powell recommended that he be held on the $100,000 cash bail imposed after his weekend arrest and be ordered to stay away from the victim and her child while the case is pending; Judge Michael Bolden set bail at $750, but imposed the stay-away order. more »


Feb 24, 2012

DA Conley Speaks at the Annual Basketball for Peace Tournament (2012).

DA Conley addresses about 100 kids and teens at his Feb. 23 Basketball for Peace tournament.


Six teams of youngsters from area youth centers made the most of Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s fourth annual Basketball for Peace tournament at the Salvation Army Kroc Center yesterday.

In addition to organizing the all-day affair, Conley recognized six local leaders as “true role models” for city youth: Erin Collins, the creator of a successful violence prevention program at a Boston school; Adam Gray, the 2012 Massachusetts Teacher of the Year; Deputy Superintendent William Gross of the Boston Police Department; Dr. Thea James, director of the Boston Medical Center’s Violence Intervention Program and member of the Attorney General’s National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence; Assistant District Attorney Migdalia Nalls, a Suffolk prosecutor and coach for the Massachusetts Bar Association High School Mock Trial Program; and Clayton Turnbull, an entrepreneur and advocate for minority-owned businesses in Boston. more »


Feb 24, 2012

Three young women were arraigned today and face more charges for an alleged hate crime at the Forest Hills MBTA station, Suffolk County District attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

ERIKA STROUD (D.O.B. 8/20/90) of Dorchester, her sister, FELICIA STROUD (D.O.B. 8/21/93), of West Roxbury, and LYDIA SANFORD (D.O.B. 6/28/91) of Dorchester were formally charged in West Roxbury District Court today with violating the civil rights of a 43-year-old Boston man on the evening of Feb. 19. more »


Feb 24, 2012

A Dorchester man has been found guilty of 11 separate charges yesterday for repeatedly raping two young family friends over a period of years, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

A Suffolk Superior Court jury yesterday convicted KENNETH WARD (D.O.B. 3/8/68) of five counts of rape of a child and six counts of indecent assault and battery on a child for sexual assaults on the two girls when the younger of them was just seven years old. Both victims came forward two years ago, Conley said. more »


Feb 24, 2012

A Dorchester man yesterday admitted to strangling his wife to death during an argument in the room they shared in a Bicknell Street rooming house, accepting a lengthy prison sentence rather than face trial, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

ROGER PARON, Jr. (D.O.B. 4/30/59), pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter for the Sept. 4, 2010, slaying of 39-year-old Victoria Paron. At the request of Assistant District Attorney David Deakin, Judge Regina Quinlan sentenced him to a term of 15 to 18 years in state prison. Manslaughter carries a maximum penalty of 20 years. more »


Feb 22, 2012

A Dorchester man will serve up to 20 years in state prison for shooting four people outside a Blue Hill Avenue tavern in 2009, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

Suffolk Superior Court Judge Patrick Brady sentenced CHARKEEM HYATT (D.O.B. 12/10/89) to three concurrent terms of 12 to 15 years in state prison, each for a count of aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon for which Hyatt was convicted last week. Brady imposed a consecutive five-year term for his conviction for possessing a firearm in the commission of a felony. In addition to setting concurrent sentences for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm, Brady additionally ordered Hyatt to serve two years of probation upon his release for unlawful possession of ammunition. more »


Feb 22, 2012

A stabbing suspect on the lam for almost two decades was finally apprehended this week when Chelsea Police spotted him drinking in public just a block away from the scene of the crime, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

WILMER ROMERO (D.O.B. 7/8/73) was arraigned in Chelsea District Court yesterday, 17 years to the day after he allegedly attacked a rival with a knife inside a Chestnut Street building. more »


Feb 21, 2012

A Dorchester man was sent for a psychological evaluation today following his arraignment on charges that he stabbed his elderly downstairs neighbor to death early this morning, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

TU NGUYEN (D.O.B. 4/30/83) was arraigned on a single count of murder for the stabbing death of 72-year-old Mary Miller inside her Codman Hill Avenue home. Dorchester District Court Judge James Coffey additionally ordered Nguyen to Bridgewater State Hospital for a 20-day observation period. more »


Feb 21, 2012

Former Boston Celtics and Denver Nuggets player Chris Herren will join Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley and area teens Thursday at the DA’s yearly Basketball for Peace tournament.

Herren, a Fall River native and high school basketball standout, struggled with addiction to painkillers and other narcotics after breaking his wrist during his first collegiate game for Boston College. Now sober and committed to helping others suffering with substance abuse, Herren will offer words of inspiration and encouragement to the young people assembled for Conley’s fourth annual tournament. more »


Feb 17, 2012

Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley has tapped six Boston leaders to act as honorary team captains for this year’s Basketball for Peace tournament next week, calling them “true role models” for the city’s young people.

Now in their fourth year, the Feb. 23 games – to be held at the Kroc Center in Dorchester – bring city teens together with prosecutors, victim advocates, civilian investigators, and others from Conley’s office. Also on hand are local police, non-profit groups, and social service providers. Leading the teams are: more »


Feb 16, 2012

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted a Dorchester man of 11 criminal counts for shooting four people outside a Blue Hill Avenue tavern two and a half years ago, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley announced.

CHARKEEM HYATT (D.O.B. 12/10/89) was convicted of three counts of aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, one count of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of a firearm as a second offense, unlawful possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and unlawful possession of ammunition. Jurors deliberated for about a day and a half. more »


Feb 16, 2012
Casserly House

DA Dan Conley (center left in suit) joins the staff and students of Casserly House in Roslindale after delivering a check for $5,000 in seized drug money.

Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley this week awarded $10,000 in seized drug money to two Boston non-profit organizations as part of his annual Asset Forfeiture Reinvestment Program, funding groups that prevent young people from becoming involved in drugs, gangs and violence. more »


Feb 15, 2012

A hapless bank robbery suspect made it less than a block from the scene of the crime yesterday after allegedly choosing a target just yards from a Boston Police district station, a Federal office building, and Suffolk Superior Court, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

CHRISTOPHER J. WASHBURN (D.O.B. 12/18/77), who gave a Quincy address at booking but told officers he was homeless, was arraigned today in Boston Municipal Court on charges of unarmed robbery, assault and battery on a public employee, and resisting arrest. Judge Michael Coyne imposed the $100,000 cash bail recommended by Assistant District Attorney Larry Bates. more »


Feb 13, 2012

The state-of-the-art Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Dorchester will host Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s annual Basketball for Peace tournament next week, welcoming kids and teens from across the area for a day of healthy fun with the law enforcement officials who protect them.

Conley’s annual Basketball for Peace tournament will be held at the Kroc Center on Feb. 23. Now in their fourth year, the games bring urban youth together with prosecutors, victim advocates, civilian investigators, and others from the DA’s office. Also on hand are local police, non-profit groups, and social service providers. more »


Feb 10, 2012

A Dorchester man received a 10-year prison sentence today after a Suffolk Superior Court jury found him guilty of assault charges for a shooting incident that claimed the life of 18-year-old Guiliardo Rodrigues.

Judge Regina Quinlan imposed upon MANUEL DASILVA (D.O.B. 10/28/87) the sentences recommended by Assistant District Attorney Mark Hallal on two convictions for assault by means of a dangerous weapon: two terms of four to five years in state prison, with those terms to run back to back. The offense carries a maximum five-year prison term. more »


Feb 9, 2012

A Needham man whose former employers found disturbing images on his one-time work computer was arraigned today on multiple child pornography charges, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel f. Conley said.

KEITH L. MILLAN (D.O.B. 2/14/57) was arraigned in West Roxbury District Court on five counts of possessing child pornography. Assistant District Attorney Joseph Pagliarulo recommended that he be held on $100,000 cash bail and recommended an order barring him from using a computer and having any contact with children under 16. Judge Mary Ann Driscoll set bail at $25,000 and imposed both orders, with the exception that the Department of Children and Families will decide whether he may see his own children. more »


Feb 8, 2012

State Police detectives assigned to Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s office and Revere Police are investigating a collision in Revere Sunday night that left two people injured, and they are asking witnesses to the incident to come forward.

The two-vehicle crash occurred at about 11:55 p.m. The preliminary investigation suggests that a white Chevrolet van travelling westbound and a gray Toyota Camry travelling northbound collided in the intersection of American Legion Highway and Revere Street. more »


Feb 7, 2012

A Dorchester man today admitted to his role in the shooting death of Charles Cantave, a 36-year-old Brockton mechanic with whom the defendant had argued over a used engine Cantave installed several months earlier, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

MARIO BURNS (D.O.B. 10/5/72) pleaded guilty to the crime of manslaughter just one day after his murder trial began in Suffolk Superior Court. Judge Christine McEvoy sentenced him to a term of 15 years in state prison, the sentence jointly recommended by prosecutors and defense counsel after Burns offered to admit his guilt and forego any appellate claims. more »


Feb 6, 2012

A 19-year-old Andover resident was charged this morning with using a pistol to beat two other teens over a dispute at a Super Bowl party held at the Ritz-Carlton last night, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

KEVIN S. MACARTNEY (D.O.B. 11/6/92) was arraigned in the Boston Municipal Court on two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon for the incident, which left two Peabody youths with head injuries. Macartney was also charged with unlawful possession of Class B and Class E substances for pills recovered from his clothing when he was booked. more »


Feb 2, 2012

Rosanna Camilo’s former neighbor, now charged with her rape and murder, left his DNA at the crime scene and beneath her fingernails when he sexually assaulted and strangled her to death in November, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s office said today.

ELDRICK D. BROOM (D.O.B. 4/7/84) was arraigned today in Suffolk Superior Court on charges of first-degree murder and aggravated rape. Assistant District Attorney Gretchen Lundgren of Conley’s Homicide Unit recommended that Broom remain held without bail, as he had been since his district court arraignment last year; Clerk Magistrate Gary D. Wilson granted that request. more »


Feb 2, 2012

A Roslindale man was arraigned today on charges that he fraudulently obtained more than $20,000 in public funds meant for the needy, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

THOMAS CATER (D.O.B. 9/5/65) was arraigned this morning in the Boston Municipal Court on one count of larceny over $250 by continuous scheme and five counts of public assistance fraud. Judge Thomas set bail at $5,000. more »


Feb 2, 2012

A motorist accused of fleeing a State Police car stop in Revere only to be caught near his Peabody home was held on high bail at his arraignment yesterday and is due in another courthouse to answer on multiple unrelated warrants today, Suffolk County District attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

LEROY FREDERICK, Jr. (D.O.B. 4/16/72) was charged yesterday with failing to stop for police, operating with a suspended driver’s license as a habitual traffic offender, carrying a dangerous weapon, and resisting arrest. Assistant District Attorney Peter Pasciucco recommended that he be held on $10,000 cash bail and that his bail on multiple open Dorchester cases be revoked; Chelsea District Court Judge James Wexler granted both requests. more »


Feb 1, 2012

A Roxbury man will spend up to 20 years in state prison after his convictions on four out of five indicted housebreaks over a two-year period, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

A Suffolk Superior Court jury yesterday convicted DARYL TAVARES (D.O.B. 10/24/62) of four counts each of breaking and entering, larceny over $250, and wanton destruction of property over $250 for breaking into homes in Dorchester, Roxbury, and Mattapan between 2008 and 2010. Jurors acquitted Tavares of charges related to a fifth incident in Dorchester. more »


Feb 1, 2012

The state’s highest court today affirmed a former Cambridge resident’s two first-degree murder convictions for the 2006 slayings of Julio Ceus and Natalie Sumner during a robbery in Allston, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

The decision means CRAIG SMITH (D.O.B. 2/10/69) will continue to serve the back-to-back life terms imposed following his 2007 trial, Conley said. Smith is serving additional concurrent terms ranging from five to 30 years for trying to murder one of Ceus’ roommates, pointing a gun at another, and robbing the victims of their cash and cellular phones. more »


Jan 30, 2012

A former MBTA driver faces an October trial on charges that she staged an armed robbery, lied about it to police, and then claimed more than $7,000 in worker’s compensation funds, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

NANCY PARKER (D.O.B. 10/12/58) of Burlington was arraigned Friday in Suffolk Superior Court on charges of worker’s compensation fraud, making a false police report, and misleading an investigator, a subsection of the state’s witness intimidation statute. more »


Jan 30, 2012

There will be no movies about this Charlestown robbery suspect.

Failed stickup man JOHN J. AHEARN (D.O.B. 1/8/81) admitted Wednesday to a string of robberies – only one of which was successful – in that neighborhood from late 2010 to spring 2011, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. more »


Jan 26, 2012

The man who shot 20-year-old Moses Grant in the head, killing him, more than 25 years ago will not receive a new trial, a single justice of the Supreme Judicial Court ruled last week.

Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said the Jan. 17 decision by Justice Margot Botsford ensures that HASSAN THOMAS will serve out the remainder of his life term for Grant’s 1996 homicide, for which he was convicted of first-degree murder under the theory of deliberate premeditation. more »


Jan 25, 2012

A woman who withheld part of her siblings’ shares of a settlement was sentenced to jail today for lying in court about the funds, with her husband receiving a shorter jail term for receiving and concealing money that he knew to be stolen, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

DELL LEATHERS-BUFORD (D.O.B. 9/29/69) and KEVIN BUFORD (D.O.B. 8/21/61), both of Brockton, were convicted of all charges Monday after a three-day jury trial in Suffolk Superior Court. Leathers-Buford had been indicted on two counts each of larceny over $250, embezzlement by a fiduciary, and perjury, while her husband had been charged with receiving stolen property over $250. more »


Jan 25, 2012

A South Boston man was charged with drug trafficking today after he allegedly signed for a package from England containing more than four pounds of raw opium poppies.

MATTHEW BERKOWITZ, 32, was arraigned this morning in South Boston District Court on charges of trafficking in a Class B substance and violating the state’s drug laws in a school zone. more »


Jan 24, 2012

A search warrant executed at an alleged drug dealer’s Dorchester residence turned up a loaded handgun, 400 rounds of ammunition, a laser sight, and a bulletproof vest in addition to narcotics, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

JOSEPH SARRO (D.O.B. 6/13/81) was arraigned yesterday in Dorchester District Court on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, unlawful possession of a firearm with a defaced serial number, and possession of Class A and Class D substances with intent to distribute. more »


Jan 23, 2012

A Brockton man was ordered held without bail today, more than four years after he allegedly gunned down 17-year-old David Jones in Roxbury, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

ANDRE McNEIL (D.O.B. 10/25/89) was arraigned on charges of murder and unlawful firearms possession in connection with the Nov. 14, 2007, incident that claimed Jones’ life on Bartlett Street just after the victim left Madison Park High School. more »


Jan 23, 2012

Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley joined the coaches and captains of Boston’s Beanpot hockey teams at the Massachusetts State House today in observance of an annual event that asks boys and men to commit themselves to ending violence against women.

A former hockey coach himself, Conley took part in the event in advance of the fifth annual observance of White Ribbon Day in Massachusetts, standing alongside local and state officials and representatives of Jane Doe Inc., which organizes the yearly event locally as a way to prevent domestic violence and sexual assault. By taking the White Ribbon Pledge, males of all ages agree to be part of the solution in ending violence against women. more »


Jan 20, 2012

The second of two men accused of robbing a homeless man who uses a wheelchair was charged this week with the late December incident at a Boston shelter, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

RICHARD WIGGINS (D.O.B . 7/21/58) of Dorchester was arraigned in Roxbury District Court Wednesday on a single count of unarmed robbery. Assistant District Attorney Thomas Costello recommended that he be held on $5,000 cash bail and have his open bail on an unrelated offense out of Brookline revoked. Judge Pamela Dashiell set bail at $2,500 and declined to revoke his open bail. more »


Jan 19, 2012

A Suffolk County prosecutor today told a Superior Court jury in an opening statement that an 18-year-old Rhode Island man was shot and killed in 2006 while in town for the weekend visiting relatives – one of whom was a gang member and a “marked man”.

“This case is about the cold-blooded, senseless shooting death of 18-year-old Guiliardo Rodrigues on April 1, 2006 on Draper Street in Dorchester; a shooting death in an ongoing feud between a street gang that the defendant was a member of, and another gang based on Draper Street,” Assistant District Attorney Mark Hallal said at the start of MANUEL “JUNIOR” DASILVA’s first-degree murder trial. more »


Jan 18, 2012

A Boston man already charged with possessing child pornography was held on additional bail for allegedly recording a sexual assault on a child, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

DAVID ETTLINGER (D.O.B. 7/6/77), a resident of Allston/Brighton and a schoolteacher in Newton, was arraigned today in West Roxbury District Court on charges of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14 and posing a child in a state of nudity. The former offense carries up to 10 years in state prison; the latter carries a mandatory minimum of 10 years and up to 20. more »


Jan 17, 2012

A Brighton man who works as a schoolteacher was arraigned today for allegedly possessing child pornography on his computer and faces additional charges in another Boston courthouse tomorrow, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

DAVID ETTLINGER (D.O.B. 7/6/77) was arraigned this afternoon in Brighton District Court on two counts of possessing child pornography, a felony punishable by up to five years in state prison. more »


Jan 17, 2012

Billie Marie Kee and her boyfriend, Kevin Thomas, were shot and stabbed to death in a “grisly” double murder that may have been related to a debt one of the killers allegedly owed, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s office said today.

MICHAEL T. CORBIN (D.O.B. 11/10/70) and EARL FULGIAM (D.O.B. 4/14/80), both of Mattapan, were arraigned today in Suffolk Superior Court following their Dec. 21 indictments. Both are charged with two counts each of first-degree murder and armed robbery, along with additional firearms offenses stemming from the July 26, 2011, incident at the victims’ Hyde Park home. more »


Jan 13, 2012

A Dorchester man arrested by a Boston Police SWAT team this morning was held on half a million dollars’ cash bail at his arraignment on attempted murder and related charges stemming from a double shooting in Allston last month, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

PAUL ANTHONY BROWN (D.O.B. 9/7/86) is the second suspect to be charged in the Dec. 30 incident on Chester Street, which left two men with serious injuries. He is charged with armed robbery, armed assault in a dwelling, and armed assault with intent to murder. more »


Jan 12, 2012

Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley today released the following statement on the Supreme Judicial Court’s decision in Commonwealth v. Marcos Rodriguez: more »


Jan 10, 2012

A Mattapan man with a long criminal record was sentenced to life in prison today for shooting a drug dealer and beating a witness during a robbery inside an Upham’s Corner rooming house three and a half years ago, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

SHAHEED ABDULLAH (D.O.B. 6/25/67), a.k.a. SEAN FULLER, was convicted in October of armed robbery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and unlawful possession of a firearm for the Aug. 25, 2008, incident on Hartford Street. more »


Jan 9, 2012

A teenager with no fixed address was held without bail today after a Suffolk County homicide prosecutor said he was responsible for attempted robberies that led to the shooting death of 36-year-old Ciaran Conneely and the non-fatal shootings of two other men last year, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley announced.

JOHN GRAHAM (D.O.B. 12/15/94) was arraigned today on charges of first-degree murder, armed assault with intent to rob, and unlawful possession of a firearm, all in connection with Conneely’s Oct. 10, 2011, slaying in Dorchester. more »


Jan 6, 2012

A Roxbury youth was held without bail today following his arraignment on charges that he shot 54-year-old Victor Brookens to death during a drug-related armed robbery, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

LUIS PIMENTEL, 18, was arrested this morning by Boston Police amid the ongoing investigation into Brookens’ Dec. 6 shooting death inside his Samoset Street apartment. He was arraigned this afternoon in Dorchester District Court. more »


Jan 6, 2012

A Roxbury youth has been committed to the Department of Youth Services for six years for bringing a loaded handgun into a Boston school last fall, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

DANTE HECTOR (D.O.B. 11/27/95) was 14 when he brought the firearm into the West Roxbury Educational Complex on the morning of Oct. 25, 2011. Hector pleaded guilty today to that offense and was sentenced by Juvenile Court Judge Terry Craven to DYS commitment to the age of 21. more »


Jan 5, 2012

The suspect in a robbery last month that targeted a pizza deliveryman was sent for a mental health evaluation at his arraignment today, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

JOSE MARTINEZ (D.O.B. 4/9/91) of Dorchester was arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of armed robbery, unlawful possession of a firearm, and assault with a dangerous weapon. After a court clinician found Martinez not competent to assist in his own defense, Judge Michael Coyne ordered the defendant to undergo a 20-day evaluation at Taunton State Hospital. more »


Jan 4, 2012

Two Dorchester men are behind bars on high bail today after their indictments for allegedly making threats relative to the shooting death of 16-year-old Jaivon Blake and the near-fatal shooting of a younger teen last year, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

The Suffolk County Grand Jury last month indicted MATTHEW MITTON (D.O.B. 9/8/90) and MICHAEL TAVARES (D.O.B. 12/1/87) on multiple counts of witness intimidation, with Mitton facing four counts and Tavares facing three. more »


Jan 4, 2012

A Newton man with a long history of driving offenses was arraigned this morning on charges stemming from the death of Francis McInerney on VFW Parkway this summer, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley announced.

ZYOMA VASSERMAN (D.O.B. 3/5/63) is charged with motor vehicle homicide, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and the civil infraction of speeding, all in connection with the 17-year-old West Roxbury youth’s death on the night of June 14, 2010. more »


Jan 3, 2012

The state’s highest court today upheld a Roxbury man’s conviction for the slaying of 18-year-old Waymond G. Pearson on Cambridge Street nine years ago, rejecting an argument that four stab wounds and eight additional lacerations didn’t constitute extreme atrocity or cruelty, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley announced.

The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the first-degree murder conviction of VICTOR YOUNG (D.O.B. 6/16/80) in connection with Pearson’s Sept. 14, 2003, stabbing death during an early-morning brawl on Cambridge Street. Young was convicted of that offense based on the theories of deliberate premeditation and extreme atrocity or cruelty after a week-long trial in 2006. He was also found guilty of armed assault with intent to murder for stabbing another victim who survived. more »