Press Releases from 2014
Jul 23, 2014

BOSTON, July 22, 2014—An East Boston couple was arraigned yesterday on charges they beat and robbed a cab driver who refused to break traffic laws in order to get them to their destination, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

KRISTY MORGAN (D.O.B. 6/15/86) and ROBERT CHAMNESS (D.O.B. 11/30/81), both of East Boston, were arraigned in Boston Municipal Court yesterday on charges of unarmed robbery, malicious destruction of property over $250, and assault and battery.  Morgan was additionally charged with resisting arrest and two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.  Assistant District Attorney Jessica Erickson requested $2,500 bail for each defendant; Judge Michael Coyne declined to impose monetary bail and released Morgan and Chamness on their own recognizance. more »


Jul 22, 2014

BOSTON, July 22, 2014—A Cambridge man has been sentenced to a year and a half behind bars after a jury found him guilty of possessing a loaded firearm in Boston’s Theater District, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

STEVEN BELIZAIRE (D.O.B. 1/27/87) of Cambridge was convicted Thursday of unlawful possession of a firearm and carrying a loaded firearm after a jury trial in the Suffolk County Gun Court.  Assistant District Attorney Caitlin Grasso of the DA’s Gun Prosecution Task Force recommended a sentence of two years in the house of correction for unlawfully possessing the firearm. Granting a request by the defendant, Judge Tracy-Lee Lyons imposed the minimum mandatory term of 18 months in the house of correction. more »


Jul 21, 2014

BOSTON, July 21, 2014—An East Boston man was arraigned today on charges he set a fire in an alley off of Falcon Street that caused thousands of dollars in damage to a nearby home, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

JOHN F. CHERRY (D.O.B. 7/3/86) was arraigned in East Boston Municipal Court on a charge of arson of a dwelling.  Assistant District Attorney Kaushal Rana requested bail of $5,000.  Judge John McDonald imposed $1,000 bail. more »


Jul 17, 2014

Human Remains Discovered, but No Public Safety Threat Seen 

BOSTON, July 17, 2014—The investigation into a former funeral home director took a new direction today after search warrants led to the recovery of human remains in a Weymouth storage facility, but authorities see no public safety threat, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. more »


Jul 17, 2014

BOSTON, July 16, 2014—The Dorchester man charged with gunning down 25-year-old Shannon Richardson earlier this year is expected be arraigned in Superior Court next week, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley announced today.

The Suffolk County Grand Jury returned indictments on July 9 charging PETER CARVALHO (D.O.B. 8/11/88) with first-degree murder, unlawful possession of a firearm, and unlawful possession of ammunition.  more »


Jul 10, 2014

BOSTON, July 10, 2014—A driver was arraigned today for fleeing the scene of a collision with a scooter in Dorchester then crashing into a building in Jamaica Plain, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

MANUEL AFONSECA (D.O.B. 9/30/81) was arraigned today in Dorchester Municipal Court, where Assistant District Attorney Brian Brodigan recommended that he be held on $15,000 cash bail and Judge Robert Tochka imposed $10,000. He is charged with leaving the scene of a collision causing personal injury, leaving the scene of a collision causing property damage, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license as a subsequent offense, and civil infractions. more »


Jul 10, 2014

Grand Jury Investigation Led to Overnight Arrests

BOSTON, July 3, 2014— Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley and Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans and today announced the indictments and arrests of two brothers in the March 1 stabbing death of Christopher Borgella outside a Dorchester hotel.

As a result of continued efforts by Boston Police and Suffolk prosecutors, the Suffolk County Grand Jury on Tuesday returned indictments charging HAROLD COLEMAN (D.O.B. 3/19/88) of Dorchester and SHAWN COLEMAN (D.O.B. 2/26/92) of Boston’s South End with second-degree murder in the 23-year-old Dorchester man’s slaying. Harold Coleman is additionally charged with two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and malicious destruction of property; Shawn Coleman is additionally charged with one count of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. more »


Jul 10, 2014

Lengthy Term to Begin Only after Sentence He is Currently Serving

BOSTON, July 10, 2014—The serial rapist convicted of attacking two women during a 2008 Allston home invasion has been sentenced to up to 60 years in state prison, to begin only when he completes the lengthy term he is already serving on another double rape conviction, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley announced today.

MARCOS COLONO (D.O.B. 11/21/77) of Cambridge was convicted June 25 on four counts of aggravated rape, two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, and single counts of home invasion and armed burglary. more »


Jul 9, 2014

BOSTON, July 9, 2014—The Suffolk County Grand Jury has indicted a 15-year-old juvenile as a youthful offender in a violent assault on a staffer at a Department of Youth Service last month, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

The indictments charge PHILIP CHISM (D.O.B. 1/21/99) of Danvers with attempted murder by strangulation, assault with intent to murder, kidnapping, and two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. more »


Jul 9, 2014

BOSTON, July 9, 2014—The owner of a Brighton bar was arraigned today on charges he undertook efforts to stonewall a police investigation into an underage patron’s critical injury there earlier this year, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

JOHN ROGARIS (D.O.B. 5/13/70), who lists addresses in New York and Weston, was arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court today on charges of withholding evidence during the course of a criminal investigation, witness intimidation, and two counts of misleading an investigator. Prosecutors, who sought but were denied an arrest warrant after his July 3 indictment, did not request monetary bail after Rogaris walked into court this morning but did ask that the defendant be ordered to provide the Probation Department with a Massachusetts address.  Clerk Magistrate Gary Wilson granted the request and released Rogaris on his own recognizance. more »


Jul 3, 2014

Boston, July 3, 2014—The Dorchester man accused of killing 42-year-old Orlando Guerrero during a 2012 armed robbery was denied bail at his arraignment today, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

LUIS DIAZ (D.O.B. 8/9/84) was arraigned today in Suffolk Superior Court on charges of first-degree murder, armed robbery, unlawful possession of a firearm, and unlawful possession of ammunition in connection with Guerrero’s 2012 shooting death.  Clerk Magistrate Gary Wilson ordered Diaz held without bail at the request of Assistant District Attorney Holly Broadbent. more »


Jul 3, 2014

One to Be Arraigned Today, One Already in Custody

BOSTON, July 3, 2014—Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans and Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley today announced murder charges against two suspects in the unrelated homicides of Orlando Guerrero in 2012 and Brianna Bigby in 2013.

As a result of continued efforts by Boston Police and Suffolk prosecutors, the Suffolk County Grand Jury on Tuesday returned indictments charging LUIS DIAZ (D.O.B. 8/9/84) of Dorchester with first-degree murder, armed robbery, and unlawful possession of a firearm in connection with Guerrero’s Dec. 15, 2012, homicide. A warrant for his arrest issued after the indictments and members of the Boston Police Fugitive Unit apprehended Diaz yesterday; he is expected to be arraigned this morning in Suffolk Superior Court. more »


Jun 27, 2014

BOSTON, June 27, 2014—Suffolk County prosecutors and State Police detectives assigned to the Suffolk DA’s office are investigating the death of a Chelsea man at Whidden Memorial Hospital after a confrontation with Chelsea Police officers who responded to his residence for a report of an emotionally disturbed person.

The deceased has been identified as 56-year-old Dominic Graffeo. The cause and manner of his death will be determined by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. more »


Jun 27, 2014

BOSTON, June 26, 2014—A Suffolk Superior Court jury today acquitted a man of murdering Brenda Pawlowski in Jamaica Plain three years ago, but found him guilty of possessing the weapon with which she was killed.

After about eight days of testimony and two days of deliberations, jurors found LARRY PACK (D.O.B. 5/3/82) of Mattapan not guilty of murder in Pawlowski’s Feb. 8, 2011, shooting death but convicted him of unlawful possession of a .45 caliber semiautomatic handgun ballistically matched to the slaying. Jurors also convicted Pack of possessing a silencer for that handgun, possessing Class A and Class B substances – cocaine and heroin – with intent to distribute, and possessing a firearm in the commission of a felony. more »


Jun 25, 2014

BOSTON, June 25, 2014—A Norwood man is the first person in Suffolk County to be charged under the state’s updated “upskirting” statute after a woman gave police photographs she’d taken of a man who pointed his iPad’s camera up her skirt, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

JOSHUA GONSALVES (9/19/90) was arraigned in West Roxbury Municipal Court on a charge of photographing an unsuspecting person in the nude.  The statute was updated earlier this year after the Supreme Judicial Court’s ruled against Suffolk prosecutors and found that the previous version of the statute on the books in Massachusetts did not provide protection against the act of photographing intimate parts of a person’s body otherwise covered by clothing.  The current iteration of the statute, signed into law March 7 at Conley’s urging, closed that loophole. more »


Jun 25, 2014

BOSTON, June 25, 2014—A livery driver was held on high bail today after his arrest by Boston Police detectives for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman and taking her property while she was in his vehicle, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

HASHI K. SAID (D.O.B. 2/3/74), a.k.a. SAID SAID, was arraigned today in South Boston Municipal Court on charges of aggravated rape, indecent assault and battery, assault and battery, unarmed robbery, receiving a stolen credit card, and improper use of a credit card. more »


Jun 25, 2014

BOSTON, June 25, 2014—A Cambridge man has been found guilty on all charges following his trial for raping two women during a 2008 home invasion in Allston, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley announced.

A Suffolk Superior Court jury deliberated for one day before finding MARCOS COLONO (D.O.B. 11/21/77) guilty of four counts of aggravated rape, two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, and single counts of home invasion and armed burglary.  more »


Jun 18, 2014

BOSTON, June 18, 2014—A Dorchester man was sentenced to life in prison yesterday after admitting that he stabbed 72-year-old Mary Miller to death in the Codman Hill Avenue apartment building where they were neighbors, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

TU NGUYEN (D.O.B. 4/30/83) pleaded guilty late yesterday to second-degree murder for the 2012 homicide. Suffolk Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Locke sentenced him to the mandatory term of life in prison, followed by a 10-year term for burglary. more »


Jun 17, 2014

BOSTON, June 17, 2014—Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley today invited non-profit organizations that work with kids and teens to apply for his annual series of cash awards that provide the young people of Boston, Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop with constructive alternatives to crime and drug use.

The annual funds, which total $50,000 this year, are disbursed from Conley’s Asset Forfeiture Community Reinvestment Program. The program takes cash and assets seized in drug trafficking prosecutions and awards them to non-profit organizations that help Suffolk County’s young people avoid drugs, gangs, and other risky activity.

“The tens of thousands of dollars we donate through this program each year allow non-profits to continue their important work with young people,” Conley said.  “By offering positive role models and activities that engage kids and teens in the community, these organizations help prosecutors and community leaders achieve our goal of keeping kids and teens away from gangs, drugs, and violence.”

Award recipients are selected each year by an independent panel of county residents appointed by the district attorney. Non-profit organizations that wish to apply for one of this year’s awards may download an application from http://www.suffolkdistrictattorney.com/partnerships-and-prevention/asset-forfeiture-reinvestment-program/asset-forfeiture-reinvestment-program/. Inquiries should be directed to Tanya Brussa-Pagan, Director of Community Relations, at 617-619-4163 or Tanya.Brussa-Pagan@massmail.state.ma.us. Completed applications must be emailed to her no later than 5 p.m. on Aug. 22.

State law allows up to 10 percent of money from the auctions of dealers’ property and confiscated funds to be returned to the community. Under Conley’s leadership, the program has awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars in seized drug money to dozens of youth groups, community centers, and social service agencies at no cost to taxpayers: state auditors last year reviewed the process in Suffolk County and gave it high marks for turning “the profits of crime into something positive for the community” while carefully documenting all forfeiture-related income and expenditures.

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All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.


Jun 16, 2014

BOSTON, June 16, 2014— A Chelsea man was ordered held on high bail after his arraignment today on charges he beat a woman with a metal pipe, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

MANUEL MARROQUIN (D.O.B. 10/5/87) was arraigned today in Chelsea District Court on charges of armed assault with intent to murder and aggravated assault and battery causing serious bodily injury.  Assistant District Attorney David Bradley of the DA’s Senior Trial Unit requested that bail for Marroquin be set in the amount of $250,000.  Judge Michael Nestor imposed $100,000 bail. more »


Jun 12, 2014

BOSTON, June 12, 2014—A Malden man has been sentenced to life in prison for the Labor Day 2010 murders of 25-year-old Angel Acevedo and 26-year-old Jenret Appleberry, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

A Suffolk Superior Court jury found STEVEN ANDRE (D.O.B. 5/5/88) guilty of two counts of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of Acevedo and Appleberry inside their Chelsea apartment on the night of Sept. 5, 2010, as well as armed robbery, unlawful possession of a firearm, and assault with a dangerous weapon for threatening the life of another resident. more »


Jun 12, 2014

BOSTON, June 12, 2014—A Roxbury man was arraigned today on charges he showed up at a high school graduation armed with two loaded guns, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

ADONIS ALVAREZ (D.O.B. 7/23/95) of Roxbury was arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on two counts each of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, and carrying a loaded firearm, and a single count each of resisting arrest and receiving stolen property over $250.  Assistant District Attorney Peter Pasciucco of the DA’s Gun Prosecution Task Force requested bail of $25,000 with orders that Alvarez wear a GPS monitor, abide by a curfew, and stay away from the location of the incident in the event that he is released on bail.  Judge Robert McKenna imposed $15,000 and all of the requested conditions of release. more »


Jun 11, 2014

BOSTON, June 10, 2014—A Milton man was held on high bail at his arraignment Monday on charges he stabbed two people outside a Theater District nightclub, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

NJISANE CHAMBERS (D.O.B. 9/29/87) was arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on two counts of assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon.  At the request of Assistant District Attorney Eric Anderson, Judge Robert McKenna imposed $25,000 bail and ordered Chambers to wear a GPS monitor, abide by a curfew, and stay away and have no contact with the victims in the event he is released on bail. more »


Jun 10, 2014

One Victim Sustained Life-Threatening Injuries; Second Victim’s Wounds Less Serious

BOSTON, June 10, 2014—A West End man was held on high bail yesterday at his arraignment on charges that he nearly killed a man by stabbing him in the stomach during an altercation at Wonderland MBTA station, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. more »


Jun 10, 2014

BOSTON, June 9, 2014— A Dorchester man was arraigned Friday after an investigation by MBTA Transit Police led to his arrest for allegedly pulling a knife on a woman pushing a baby stroller, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

ROGER HINES (D.O.B. 2/5/85) was arraigned Friday in the Boston Municipal Court on a charge of assault with a dangerous weapon.  Judge Eleanor Sinnott granted Assistant District Attorney Jessica Erickson’s requests for $15,000 cash bail and a GPS monitor in the event that Hines posts that amount. more »


Jun 9, 2014

BOSTON, June 9, 2014—A Dorchester man was held on high bail today following his arrest for allegedly carrying a loaded firearm, which in turn followed a pursuit that ended when the car in which he was riding crashed into three other cars parked on Devon Street, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

DERRICK WOOD (D.O.B. 1/10/82) was arraigned on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm as a second offense, unlawful possession of ammunition, unlawfully carrying a loaded firearm, and trespassing. Because of three prior convictions for distribution of a Class B substance and multiple convictions for assault-related offenses, he was additionally charged as a Level III armed career criminal. more »


Jun 5, 2014

BOSTON, June 5, 2014—Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley, Massachusetts State Police Colonel Timothy P. Alben, and Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans today reminded residents, visitors, and incoming summer school students to exercise caution on the Charles River Esplanade, particularly at night, in light of past sexual assaults in that area.

Authorities recommended that joggers, cyclists, pedestrians, and others remain alert and aware of their surroundings if they visit the Esplanade at night and travel in groups if possible. More specifically, they recommended avoiding one-on-one contact with strangers, seeking help if a stranger tries to isolate them, and never getting into a car with a person they don’t know. more »


May 29, 2014

Boston, May 29, 2014— An habitual offender has been sentenced to more than 22 years in prison for a racially-based assault that left one of his victims permanently disfigured, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

ROBERT O’CONNOR (D.O.B. 11/21/67) of South Boston was convicted in March of mayhem, a civil rights violation with injuries, and two counts of assault and battery in connection with a 2012 bar fight. Jurors in that trial were not allowed to hear of his extensive criminal history.  more »


May 27, 2014

BOSTON, May 27, 2014—Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley has extended the application period for his Youth Advisory Council in order to allow more young leaders the opportunity to provide input on policy, legislation, and crime-fighting strategies affecting young people.

Conley began seeking teens from Boston, Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop to staff the 21-member council nearly two weeks ago.  Today, he announced that the application deadline would be extended an additional month from May 23 to June 23. more »


May 23, 2014

BOSTON, May 22, 2014—A passenger on an MBTA bus was arraigned this week on charges he attacked the driver, even after she allowed him to ride for free, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

DONNELL FLATTES (D.O.B. 6/5/90), who lists a Boston homeless shelter as his address, was arraigned Monday in Dorchester Municipal Court on charges of interfering with a bus driver, indecent assault and battery, possession of a Class D substance with intent to distribute, resisting arrest, and two counts each of assault and battery on a public employee and making threats to commit a crime.  more »


May 22, 2014

BOSTON, May 22, 2014—A one-time friend of 25-year-old Shannon Richardson was arraigned today on a murder charge stemming from his shooting death in broad daylight yesterday afternoon, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

PETER CARVALHO (D.O.B. 8/11/88) of Dorchester was arraigned today in Roxbury Municipal Court, where Judge Lisa Grant ordered him held without bail at the request of Assistant District Attorney Tara Burdman. more »


May 22, 2014

BOSTON, May 22, 2014—A man convicted of biting off and swallowing part of another man’s lip and violating his civil rights faces upwards of 35 years in prison when he is sentenced as a habitual offender next week, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

On March 31, a Suffolk Superior Court jury convicted ROBERT O’CONNOR (D.O.B. 11/21/67) of South Boston of mayhem, a civil rights violation with injuries, and two counts of assault and battery in connection with a 2012 bar fight that left the victim permanently disfigured.  more »


May 21, 2014

Murder Arraignment Expected Next Week

BOSTON, May 21, 2014—With his arraignment on two counts of first-degree murder expected one week from today, Boston Police and Suffolk prosecutors are seeking assistance from tattoo artists who may have inked AARON HERNANDEZ in the aftermath of the 2012 homicides of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado. more »


May 20, 2014

BOSTON, May 20, 2014—A Dorchester man faces sentencing tomorrow following his conviction for shooting at a rival outside Dorchester District Court last year – even though the victim didn’t identify his assailant at trial, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

A Suffolk Superior Court jury on Friday convicted PAUL MIRANDA (D.O.B. 6/15/90) of armed assault with intent to murder, assault with a dangerous weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, and unlawfully carrying a loaded firearm.  more »


May 20, 2014

BOSTON, May 19, 2014—A man was held on high bail today at his arraignment for allegedly bringing two loaded firearms to the Boston University commencement ceremony yesterday in violation of state law and his license to carry, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

ANDREA MASSA (D.O.B. 9/30/85), who claims addresses in Marshfield and Scituate, was arraigned today in Brighton Municipal Court on charges of unlawfully carrying a firearm on school grounds, disturbing a school, disturbing a public assembly, and violation of a firearm license restriction. more »


May 19, 2014

BOSTON, May 19, 2014—A Beacon Hill man was arraigned late last week for possession of child pornography after allegedly leaving a thumb drive containing explicit images in a co-worker’s car, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

PAUL FEST (D.O.B. 12/12/70) was arraigned Friday in the Boston Municipal Court on one count of possession of child pornography after a month long investigation by Boston Police and Suffolk prosecutors.  Assistant District Attorney Gerry Cahill of the DA’s Child Protection Unit requested that bail be set in the amount of $25,000 and that Fest be ordered to wear a GPS monitor, have no unsupervised contact with children under 16, not reside with children under 16, neither work nor volunteer where he would have contact with children unless approved in advance by the Department of Probation, not remain within 1,000 feet of schools or other locations where children regularly congregate, not allow any other person access to his computer or other devices, not use the internet, and undergo random searches of his computers, electronic devices, and other digital media in the event he is released on bail.  more »


May 15, 2014

BOSTON, May 15, 2014—Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley today delivered the following remarks on the indictment of AARON HERNANDEZ (D.O.B. 11/6/89) on two counts of first-degree murder and other offenses: more »


May 14, 2014

BOSTON, May 14, 2014—A Dorchester teen convicted as a youthful offender in the shootings of two men during a botched robbery was sentenced to state prison today, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

A Suffolk Superior Court jury in March convicted JOHN GRAHAM (D.O.B. 12/15/94) as a youthful offender on two counts of armed assault with intent to rob and single counts of armed assault with intent to murder, aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and firearm offenses for shooting two men on Oct. 30, 2011, but acquitted him of first-degree murder and armed assault with intent to rob in the fatal shooting of 36-year-old Ciaran Conneely three weeks prior to the non-fatal shooting. more »


May 9, 2014

BOSTON, May 8, 2014—A senior Suffolk prosecutor was honored with a prestigious award from the Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

Assistant District Attorney Christina Miller received the Kevin Larkin Award for Public Service last night at the association’s annual dinner. In her role as Chief of District Courts and Community Prosecutions, Miller oversees the great majority of some 40,000 criminal cases each year in Boston, Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop. She is also the DA’s point person on internet crimes against children and directly supervises all investigations of hate crimes and civil rights violations in Suffolk County. more »


May 8, 2014

BOSTON, May 8, 2014—A Brockton man was sentenced to state prison today following his conviction last month for shooting an elderly woman when he opened fire on a crowd in Boston’s South End, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

A Suffolk Superior Court jury on April 11 found KEVIN WASHINGTON (D.O.B. 12/14/79) guilty of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault with a dangerous weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.  Jurors acquitted him of an additional indictment charging armed assault with intent to murder. more »


May 7, 2014

BOSTON, May 7, 2014—On the day their homicide trial was scheduled to begin, two Boston men today admitted guilt rather than face a jury in the 2011 shooting death of 25-year-old Willie Marquis Turner, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

JOSE MERCADO (D.O.B. 11/11/93) of Jamaica Plain and PRINCE DENIS (D.O.B. 11/7/90) of Dorchester pleaded guilty to charges of manslaughter, unlawful possession of a firearm, and witness intimidation.  The defendants changed their pleas just as they were scheduled to begin selecting a jury for their trial on charges of first-degree murder. Judge Dianne Kottmyer sentenced Mercado to 19 to 20 years in state prison followed by four years of probation and Denis to 15 years in prison followed by four years of probation. more »


May 6, 2014

BOSTON, May 6, 2014—A West Roxbury man was sentenced to state prison this week for a gun conviction made possible in part by his dirt bike’s failure to start, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

ALEXANDER HARRIS (D.O.B. 7/4/82) pleaded guilty yesterday to indictments charging him with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawfully carrying a loaded firearm, and being a Level I armed career criminal because of prior convictions for drug distribution and firearm possession. He was sentenced to three years in state prison followed by three years of probation. more »


May 5, 2014

BOSTON, May 7, 2014—Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley is recruiting young leaders to help staff his Youth Advisory Council, a 21-member body drawn from across the region to provide input on policy, legislation, and crime-fighting strategies affecting young people.

“Young people today are smarter and more sophisticated than ever before,” Conley said. “They’re opinionated and they’re ready to share their views if adults are ready to listen. The Youth Advisory Council is an opportunity for them to build experience for future leadership, but it’s every bit as much an opportunity for us to explore new and effective ideas.”

Applicants to the Youth Advisory Council should be entering their sophomore or junior years of high school this fall and represent all walks of life. Conley is casting a broad net for potential members, drawing candidates from schools in Boston, Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop; Action for Boston Community Development, Inc.; the Talented and Gifted Latino Program, which serves high school students at UMass Boston; the Children’s Services of Roxbury’s Youth and Police in Partnership program; and other sources.

“Our goal is to recruit as diverse a field of panelists as possible,” Conley said. “We’re looking for young people with ideas and initiative, but we also want them to represent the face of Suffolk County in terms of ethnicity, socio-economic background, and life experience. The short-term goal is input from a committed group of young leaders, but the long-term goal is to build awareness and engagement in all of Suffolk County’s youth.”

The Youth Advisory Council will meet regularly with the DA, members of his senior staff, and other interested adults who will help them identify issues of importance to area youth, develop policy recommendations, testify on legislative initiatives, and more. Their most urgent activity will relate to gun violence, dating violence, and substance abuse, but they will be encouraged to study and address other issues as well. Academic credit for participation will be determined by the student’s school and the council will provide valuable volunteer experience for prospective college students.

“There’s much more to the District Attorney’s office than prosecution,” Conley said. “We want to show our policymaking side to teens who might not have considered us when thinking about government and public service.”

Interested youth are invited to complete the SCDA Youth Advisory Council Application and send it to Legislative Director Fatima Breton at Fatima.Breton@massmail.state.ma.us. They are due by email or US Mail by the close of business on May 23.

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All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.


May 5, 2014

BOSTON, May 5, 2014—State Police detectives assigned to Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s office are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man whose remains washed up on Revere Beach last week.

The conditions of the remains have thus far hindered investigators’ efforts to identify the man or determine his ethnicity, but forensic anthropologists consulted by the Suffolk County State Police Detective Unit have opined that he was an adult between 20 and 40 years old – and likely on the younger end of that range. more »


May 1, 2014

BOSTON, April 30, 2014—Alfonso “Itto” Rivas was remembered as caring and generous by his heartbroken siblings this morning as the two men convicted of murdering him were sentenced to life in prison, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

REGINALD HOLLEY (D.O.B. 11/22/89) of Dorchester and OASIS PRITCHETT (D.O.B. 10/5/90) of Roxbury were convicted yesterday of first-degree murder under the theory of felony murder in 23-year-old Rivas’ slaying and this morning appeared before Suffolk Superior Court Judge Patrick Brady to receive the mandatory sentence of life in prison with no possibility of parole.  Brady also sentenced the two to four to five years in prison to be served concurrent to their life sentences on their convictions for unlawful possession of the firearm used to kill Rivas and placed on file the duos convictions for armed robbery – the requisite felony for the felony murder conviction. more »


Apr 30, 2014
Alfopnso Rivas, 23, was shot dead during a robbery in 2012. Today, his killers were found uilty of first-degree murder.

Alfonso Rivas, 23, was shot dead during a robbery in 2012. Today, his killers were found guilty of first-degree murder.

BOSTON, April 30, 2014—Two Boston men were convicted of first-degree murder today for the shooting death of 23-year-old Alfonso Rivas during a robbery, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

After about three days of deliberations, a Suffolk Superior Court jury today found REGINALD HOLLEY (D.O.B. 11/22/89) of Dorchester and OASIS PRITCHETT (D.O.B. 10/5/90) of Roxbury guilty of first-degree murder, armed robbery, and unlawful possession of a firearm in connection with Rivas’ Oct. 17, 2012, murder in a Lyndhurst Street apartment.  Both men face the mandatory sentence for first-degree murder of life in prison without the possibility of parole when they are sentenced tomorrow by Judge Patrick Brady. more »


Apr 29, 2014

BOSTON, April 29, 2014—A thrice-convicted drunk driver was arraigned yesterday after Boston Police arrested him for allegedly driving drunk and engaging in sex for a fee, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

PAUL GRIFFIN (D.O.B. 1/29/66) of West Roxbury was charged in Roxbury District Court with operating under the influence of liquor as a fourth offense, paying for sexual conduct, operating with a license suspended for OUI, operating without insurance, and a license plate violation.  He was released on his own recognizance. more »


Apr 29, 2014

BOSTON, April 28, 2014—Two men were arraigned in the Boston Municipal Court yesterday following their arrests by MBTA Transit Police for separate incidents in which one allegedly groped a woman and the other allegedly exposed himself, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

ANTHONY PEPPE (D.O.B. 6/16/45), who listed a homeless shelter as his address, was charged yesterday with indecent assault and battery for allegedly groping a woman at Park Street station on April 8.  Assistant District Attorney Erica Brody requested bail be set at $10,000 and orders that Peppe stay away and have no contact with the victim, stay away from the location of the offense, and wear a GPS monitoring device in the event that he posts bail.  Judge Thomas Horgan imposed $5,000 bail and ordered Peppe to stay away from the location of the offense and GPS monitoring. more »


Apr 28, 2014

BOSTON, April 28, 2014—A Dorchester teen was arraigned in the Suffolk County Juvenile Court today after his indictment under the state’s youthful offender statute for the shooting death of his 9-year-old brother, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

JUANLY PEÑA, 14, of Dorchester was formally charged with manslaughter and unlawful possession of a firearm for the Feb. 7 shooting death of Janmarcos Peña, 9, in their Morton Street home. At the request of Assistant District Attorney Ian Polumbaum, Judge Terry Craven transferred the $50,000 cash bail imposed at his earlier arraignment as a juvenile to this case. more »


Apr 24, 2014

BOSTON, April 23, 2014—A breaking-and-entering suspect got more than he bargained for when the residents of the house he allegedly entered tackled him and held him for Revere Police, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

ANTHONY PASCO (D.O.B. 1/18/65) of Chelsea was arraigned today in Chelsea District Court on charges of breaking and entering at night with intent to commit a felony, assault during the commission of an unarmed burglary, larceny over $250, malicious destruction of property over $250, assault and battery, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon – a shod foot. more »


Apr 23, 2014

BOSTON, April 23, 2014—A student at the University of Massachusetts Boston was held on high bail today after his arraignment on charges that he called in two bomb threats to the school’s Dorchester campus within five days of one another, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

DEAN BECKFORD (D.O.B. 11/7/84) of Somerville was formally charged with two counts of making a bomb threat. Judge Lisa Grant imposed $20,000 cash bail and, at prosecutors’ request, ordered that Beckford wear a GPSD device and surrender both of his passports to the court if he posts that amount. more »


Apr 23, 2014

BOSTON, April 23, 2014—Two men were arraigned today after a three-month grand jury investigation identified them as the assailants who kicked and beat a homeless man until a passerby shielded the victim’s body with her own, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

CRAIG PARSONS (D.O.B. 4/24/91) of West Newton and ANTHONY VARRICHIONE (D.O.B. 9/6/90) of Medway were arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court today on indictments charging them both with aggravated assault and battery and aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Parsons is additionally charged with violating the state’s witness intimidation statute in an attempt to stymie the investigation. more »


Apr 22, 2014

BOSTON, April 22, 2014—Massachusetts’ 11 district attorneys last week honored a longtime member of Suffolk DA Dan Conley’s office with a statewide award for her dedicated service to crime victims, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley announced.

Roslindale native Katherine Moran, an 11-year veteran of the office now assigned to the DA’s Homicide Unit, received the Gerard D. Downing Advocate of the Year Award at the 20th annual Massachusetts Prosecutors Conference.  The event was held Thursday at the Seaport Hotel. more »


Apr 18, 2014

Three More Charged in Unrelated Chelsea Shooting This Week

BOSTON, April 18, 2014—An alleged accessory to the 2013 murder of Elder Morales in Chelsea was held on high bail following his indictment, and three more defendants have been charged for their roles in an unrelated non-fatal shooting in Chelsea this week, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. more »


Apr 17, 2014

BOSTON, April 17, 2014—Chelsea Fire Chief Robert Better Jr., State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan, Chelsea Police Chief Brian Kyes, and Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley today announced indictments against the Chelsea man who allegedly started a fire that injured two firefighters and left 18 people without a home.

NESTOR PEREZ (D.O.B. 11/6/93) was arraigned today in Suffolk Superior Court on a charge of arson of a dwelling and two counts each of wanton destruction of property over $250 and causing injury to a firefighter. Assistant District Attorney Nicholas Brandt requested that bail be set in the amount of $5,000.  Clerk Magistrate Connie Wong imposed $1,000 bail and ordered Perez to have no contact with any witnesses in the case. more »


Apr 17, 2014

$450k Theft from Elderly Cat Lover with Dementia

BOSTON, April 17, 2014—Two Brighton women were arraigned today on a 63-count indictment accusing them of stealing more than $450,000 from a disabled, elderly neighbor by using the victim’s cat to gain leverage over her finances, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. more »


Apr 16, 2014

BOSTON, April 16, 2014—A Wakefield man was held on high bail and ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation following his arraignment on charges that he claimed to have a “rice cooker” in a backpack he brought to Copley Square on the anniversary of bombs that killed three people there, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

KEVIN EDSON (D.O.B. 11/2/88), a.k.a. KAYVON EDSON, who also claims a Mission Hill address, was arraigned in the Boston Municipal Court on charges of disturbing the peace, disorderly conduct, disturbing a public assembly, possession or use of a hoax device, and making a false bomb threat. The latter two charges carry up to five and up to 20 years in state prison upon conviction. more »


Apr 15, 2014

BOSTON, April 15, 2014—Three men were arraigned today for taking part in an unprovoked attack on a stranger Friday, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

AYANLE MOHAMED (D.O.B. 1/1/90) of Charlestown, LIBAN DUALLE (D.O.B. 1/1/93) of Roxbury, and NUR HERSI (D.O.B. 1/1/91) of Roxbury were arraigned on charges of assault and battery and disorderly conduct in connection with the incident Friday in downtown Boston.  Mohamed is also charged with possession of Class B and D substances.  Judge Michael Coyne set bail for Mohamed at $10,000; Dualle at $15,000; and $30,000 for Hersi.  He ordered all three men to wear a GPS monitor, abide by a curfew, and stay away from downtown Boston in the event they are released on bail.  more »


Apr 15, 2014

BOSTON, April 15, 2014—A Dorchester man was arraigned today for the murder of 20-year-old Brousseau Normil during an armed robbery last year, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

ERIC BARNES (D.O.B. 6/10/85) was arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court this morning on charges of first-degree murder and armed robbery in connection with Normil’s March 4, 2013, shooting death.  Assistant District Attorney Mark Lee, deputy chief of the DA’s Homicide Unit, requested that Barnes be held without bail.  Clerk Magistrate Gary Wilson granted the request. more »


Apr 14, 2014

BOSTON, April 14, 2014—Boston Police arrested a Dorchester man on murder charges this weekend after Suffolk County Grand Jury returned indictments against him and two co-defendants for murder and other offenses in the shooting death last year of 20-year-old Brousseau Normil, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley and Police Commissioner William Evans said today.

Boston Police arrested ERIC BARNES (D.O.B. 6/10/85) of Dorchester on Saturday in connection with Normil’s 2013 shooting death. He, KENNETH SALES (D.O.B. 4/25/90) of Roxbury, and TYRONNE SEAMS (D.O.B. 3/6/86) of Dorchester were indicted Friday on charges of first-degree murder and armed robbery. Sales is additionally charged with unlawful possession of a firearm; a fourth defendant, BRIANNA ERICKSON (D.O.B. 10/27/91) of Roxbury, was indicted for armed robbery, an offense for which she has already been arraigned in Roxbury Municipal Court. more »


Apr 14, 2014

BOSTON, April 14, 2014—Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley today announced the region’s largest known state-level restitution order against a child pornography defendant.

ANDREW MCKINNON (D.O.B. 5/26/68) of Boston’s South End was ordered Friday to pay $30,000 in restitution to the now-adult victim, who had previously been identified by law enforcement officials, after admitting to possessing and distributing images of her abuse. McKinnon did not create the images: rather, he shared them after obtaining them and is not accused of sexual contact with her or any other children. more »


Apr 11, 2014

BOSTON, April 11, 2014—A Mattapan man working without a license as a funeral director was arraigned today for allegedly spending money earmarked for clients’ funeral expenses, and a wider investigation of his activity is already under way, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

JOSEPH O’DONNELL (D.O.B. 9/10/58) was arraigned in Dorchester Municipal Court on two counts of larceny over $250. Assistant District Attorney Nicholas Walsh, Chief of the DA’s Special Prosecutions Unit, recommended that he be held on $10,000 cash bail and Judge Serge Georges imposed that amount. Georges also ordered O’Donnell to wear a GPS monitor and abide by a curfew of 10:00 pm to 7:00 am if he posts that amount. more »


Apr 11, 2014

BOSTON, April 10, 2014—A Brockton man was arraigned yesterday for allegedly kicking, punching, and using slurs against a man with cerebral palsy on a subway train after the victim was able to identify him on MBTA surveillance footage, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

THOMAS KENNEDY (D.O.B. 4/18/51) was arraigned in South Boston Municipal Court on charges of assault and battery on a disabled person, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and a civil rights violation.  Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Burke requested bail be set in the amount of $7,500 and orders that Kennedy undergo an alcohol and mental health evaluations, undergo any treatment deemed necessary, stay away from and have no contact with the victim, and stay away from MBTA property.  Burke also requested that Kennedy’s bail be revoked on an open case out of West Roxbury Municipal Court charging indecent exposure and disorderly conduct.  Judge Michael Bolden set bail at $5,000 and ordered Kennedy to remain alcohol free, submit to an alcohol evaluation and undergo any necessary treatment, and to stay away from the MBTA.  He allowed the motion to revoke Kennedy’s bail. more »


Apr 11, 2014

BOSTON, April 10, 2014—The second of two lawyers indicted for stealing from their clients pleaded guilty this week, taking a house of correction sentence rather than the state prison term recommended by prosecutors, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

PETER LAGORIO (D.O.B. 8/22/55) of Lynnfield admitted Tuesday to 17 counts of uttering a false document, three counts of larceny, and one count each of embezzlement by a fiduciary, conspiracy to commit larceny, and attempted larceny. Assistant District Attorney Benjamin Goldberger of the DA’s Special Prosecutions Unit recommended a term of two to three years in state prison; Suffolk Superior Court Judge Carol Ball imposed one year in a house of correction with six months to serve and the balance suspended for three years. more »


Apr 9, 2014

BOSTON, April 9, 2014—A private investigator from Scituate who once worked for the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department was arraigned today for allegedly stalking, harassing, and threatening former co-workers during more than a year of anonymous phone calls, Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

JOSEPH ALLEN (D.O.B. 4/13/60) was arrested this morning by Massachusetts State Police and Suffolk County Sheriff Steven Tompkins’ Investigative Division. He was arraigned in the Boston Municipal Court this afternoon on three counts of threats to commit a crime, two counts of annoying or harassing telephone calls, two counts of criminal harassment, and one count of stalking. more »


Apr 9, 2014

Arrest Yields Evidence in Other Thefts

BOSTON, April 9, 2014—A Hyde Park man scheduled to go to trial next week for receiving a stolen motor vehicle was arraigned again yesterday for the same offense after an eagle-eyed victim spotted his own vehicle and alerted police, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. more »


Apr 9, 2014

BOSTON, April 9, 2014—Suffolk County prosecutors today terminated the case against a North End man arrested last month in connection with a February sexual assault on Unity Street, citing a continued investigation that developed evidence to suggest he was not the assailant.

The filing, known as a nolle prosequi, ends the prosecution of ROSS CURRIER, 26, three weeks before his first scheduled court date. In it, prosecutors wrote that the continued investigation “reveals that the evidence does not support the charges.” Boston Police arrested Currier on the evening of March 10 after the victim in the Feb. 15 assault called police to report that she saw her assailant playing basketball; that man was Currier, who lives nearby more »


Apr 8, 2014

BOSTON, April 8, 2014—The state’s highest court today ruled that a jury may hear a murder defendant’s own words if prosecutors choose to introduce his statements to a cooperating witness who surreptitiously recorded their conversation, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

In a unanimous decision authored by Justice Robert Cordy, the Supreme Judicial Court affirmed a Suffolk Superior Court judge’s denial of a motion by defendant TIMOTHY “TOOLMAN” HEARNS (D.O.B. 3/13/90) to suppress the statements recorded by a confidante who was wearing a wire. more »


Apr 8, 2014

BOSTON, April 8, 2014—The woman who killed 7-year-old Brianna Rosales and seriously injured the girl’s mother in an alleged drunk-driving crash may have been operating at almost five times the legal limit, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

OLIVIA MORA (D.O.B. 7/19/77) of Dorchester was arraigned today on charges of manslaughter, motor vehicle homicide while operating under the influence, causing serious bodily injury while operating under the influence, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and leaving the scene of an accident causing property damage. more »


Apr 7, 2014

BOSTON, April 7, 2014—A man with no fixed residence was sent for a mental health evaluation today at his arraignment for allegedly breaking into a Boston couple’s boat and claiming to be a member of the Harbor Patrol when they returned to find him on board early Sunday morning, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

ERIC PFALTZGRAFF (D.O.B. 4/7/14), who claimed a post office box as his address, was arraigned on charges of breaking and entering with intent to commit a felony, larceny over $250, and impersonating a police officer. Boston Municipal Court Judge Thomas Horgan imposed $5,000 and ordered a three-week evaluation at Bridgewater State Hospital. more »


Apr 7, 2014

BOSTON, April 7, 2014—A former repairman from Dorchester was convicted last week of stealing three handguns and a semiautomatic rifle from a veteran who had stored them in his building’s secure basement, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

After a jury-waived trial, Suffolk Superior Court Judge Frances McIntyre found SEAN REARDON (D.O.B. 3/22/80) guilty of three counts of unlawful possession of a firearm and single counts of unlawful possession of a rifle, unlawful possession of ammunition, breaking and entering in the night time with intent to commit a felony, and larceny over $250. McIntyre found Reardon not guilty of unlawful distribution of firearms and unlawful possession of a high-capacity feeding device. more »


Apr 4, 2014

BOSTON, April 4, 2014—The driver of a garbage truck was charged today with leaving the scene of a collision that killed a cyclist in Charlestown, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

RICKY PREZIOSO (D.O.B. 4/13/72) of Swampscott was arrested last night by Boston Police detectives and formally charged this morning with one count of leaving the scene of an accident causing death. Assistant District Attorney Ian Leson of the DA’s staff in Charlestown Municipal Court recommended that Prezioso be held on $15,000 cash bail and requested orders that he wear a GPS device if he posts that amount and that Prezioso’s bail on an open Woburn case charging assault and battery be revoked. more »


Apr 3, 2014

BOSTON, April 3, 2014— A Dorchester man was identified as the suspect in a 2012 housebreak after DNA analysis on a cigarette butt he allegedly left at the scene, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

MICHAEL J. FORTUNE (D.O.B. 2/1/54) was arraigned yesterday in Dorchester Municipal Court on charges of breaking and entering during the daytime to commit a felony, larceny over $250, and being a common and notorious thief. The charges stem from a 2012 burglary on Blue Hill Avenue. more »


Apr 1, 2014

BOSTON, April 1, 2014—More than two dozen defendants, including two juveniles, were arrested last week on warrants stemming from a joint investigation into opiate distribution in Suffolk County’s northern communities, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. more »


Mar 31, 2014

BOSTON, March 31, 2014—More than 200 participants raised more than $55,000 for abused, neglected, and exploited kids this weekend by climbing the stairs of Boston’s tallest building, Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley said.

A total of 220 entrants blew far past their goal of raising $40,000 in pledges to support the Children’s Advocacy Center of Suffolk County at The Ginormous Climb, a vertical charity run up the 61-flight stairwell of the John Hancock Tower. more »


Mar 27, 2014

BOSTON, March 27, 2014—A woman raped by a former New Jersey resident declared that she was a survivor, not a victim, moments before he was sentenced to more than a decade behind bars, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

At the request of Assistant District Attorney Holly Broadbent, the DA’s chief sexual assault prosecutor, Suffolk Superior Court Judge Frances McIntyre sentenced WILLIAM E. SALINAS (D.O.B. 3/16/90)  to a term of 12 to 16 years in state prison, followed by 10 years of probation. As conditions of that probation, Salinas must register and undergo treatment as a sex offender, wear a GPS monitoring device, and have no contact with the victim. more »


Mar 26, 2014

In Second Case, Lynn Man Convicted of Role in Fatal Drug-Related Robbery

BOSTON, March 25, 2014—A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted a Dorchester youth of a double shooting that nearly killed one man, but acquitted the youth of murdering an immigrant laborer with the same gun two weeks earlier. more »


Mar 26, 2014

BOSTON, March 25, 2014—Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley this week delivered thousands of dollars seized from drug traffickers to a Jamaica Plain organization dedicated to reducing gun violence in Boston.

As part of his annual Asset Forfeiture Community Reinvestment Program, Conley visited Citizens for Safety to present staff members with a check for $5,000 earmarked for the program known as Operation LIPSTICK – Ladies Involved in Putting a Stop to Inner-City Killing – which educates girls and young women about the dangers of carrying or holding illegal firearms for boyfriends or family members. more »


Mar 25, 2014

BOSTON, March 25, 2014—A Quincy attorney today pleaded guilty to charges he attempted to sneak drugs to another person at Chelsea District Court last year, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley announced.

MICHAEL LUSTIG (D.O.B. 7/13/68) today pleaded guilty in Chelsea District Court to possession with intent to distribute a Class B substance.  Judge Michael Nestor sentenced Lustig to a probationary term of 18 months, during which time he must undergo treatment for drug and alcohol abuse, submit to random drug and alcohol testing, and continue to receive counseling. more »


Mar 25, 2014

BOSTON, March 24, 2014— A Mattapan man was arraigned yesterday for robbing a stranger at knifepoint after allegedly demanding the victim help him find a prostitute, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

JEAN-MARIE EL-SAIEH (D.O.B. 5/26/61) was arraigned yesterday in Dorchester District Court on a charge of armed robbery.  Judge James Coffey ordered El-Saieh to undergo evaluation at Bridgewater State Hospital.  Prosecutors reserved the right to argue for bail during his next court appearance. more »


Mar 24, 2014

BOSTON, March 24, 2014— A Roxbury man received a lengthy prison sentence today after a jury convicted him of robbing an Allston convenience store while on probation for a similar offense, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley announced.

A Suffolk Superior Court jury this afternoon found DOUGLAS SAVORY (D.O.B. 4/19/56) guilty of armed robbery and assault with a dangerous weapon for the robbery of a Franklin Street market last year.  more »


Mar 24, 2014

BOSTON, March 24, 2014—Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley and about 200 volunteers are preparing to climb Boston’s tallest building to support the victims of child abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

Conley, along with about 35 Suffolk prosecutors and victim advocates, will scale the 61-story stairwell of the John Hancock Tower this weekend for The Ginormous Climb, a first-of-its kind vertical charity run to raise funds for and awareness of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Suffolk County. more »


Mar 21, 2014

In Separate Case, Appeals Court Sets Stage for Alleged Fratricide Prosecution

 BOSTON, March 21, 2014—A one-time Roslindale resident is behind bars today after pleading guilty to a gun possession charge more than a decade after he was arrested, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. more »


Mar 20, 2014

BOSTON, March 20, 2014—A Quincy man was arraigned this morning for a South End hit-and-run crash that left a pedestrian with life threatening injuries, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

LAWRENCE STEAD (D.O.B. 6/1/44) was arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on a charge of leaving the scene of an accident causing personal injury.  Stead was released on $1,100 bail after his arrest yesterday and today walked in to court.  Assistant District Attorney Emily Hamrock requested bail of $10,000 and that Stead be ordered not to drive while the case is pending.  Judge Sally Kelly declined to impose any additional bail or conditions of release. more »


Mar 18, 2014

BOSTON, March 18, 2014—Three men and a woman were arraigned yesterday for their roles in the March 9 beatings of a 40-year-old man and a group of teens who came to his defense – including one alleged perpetrator on probation for an earlier, unprovoked beating, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today. more »


Mar 17, 2014

Warrants Issue for Two; Community Service Ordered for Three More

BOSTON, March 17, 2014—Seven men spent St. Patrick’s Day in the arraignment session of a Suffolk County courtroom after their arrests at yesterday’s parade in South Boston, while arrest warrants issued for three more who failed to appear in court, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. more »


Mar 17, 2014

BOSTON, March 17, 2014—An alleged armed career criminal and his girlfriend were arraigned on firearm and other charges last week after Boston Police showed up with a warrant for the man’s arrest and discovered a gun and drugs in a diaper bag the woman was carrying, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley.

JEAN TOUSSAINT (D.O.B. 5/5/90) and JESSICA BUTLER (D.O.B. 8/29/89), both of Dorchester, were arraigned Thursday in Dorchester Municipal Court.  more »


Mar 17, 2014

BOSTON, March 17, 2014—A West Roxbury man was formally charged today with his father’s shooting death in the home they shared, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

MARK TOMAS REGAN (D.O.B. 7/21/80) was arraigned today in West Roxbury Municipal Court in connection with the fatal shooting of Mark Thomas Regan, 66. At the request of Assistant District Attorney David Fredette, Judge Franco Gobourne ordered the defendant held without bail. more »


Mar 13, 2014

BOSTON, March 13, 2014—The driver who allegedly struck and killed 7-year-old Brianna Rosales and seriously injured the girl’s mother has been indicted for manslaughter in connection with the collision on Olney Street late last year, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

The indictments, returned yesterday, charge OLIVIA MORA (D.O.B. 7/19/77) with manslaughter by motor vehicle, motor vehicle homicide while operating under the influence, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, operating under the influence causing serious bodily injury, and leaving the scene of an accident causing personal injury. more »


Mar 13, 2014

BOSTON, March 13, 2014—A Dorchester man was arraigned yesterday on his second gun offense and marijuana charges after a housekeeper found a loaded gun and more than a quarter pound of marijuana in his hotel room, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

REGINALD WEAKS (D.O.B. 3/3/81) of Dorchester was arraigned yesterday in South Boston District Court on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm as a subsequent offense, unlawful possession of ammunition, improper storage of a firearm, and possession with intent to distribute a Class D substance.  Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Burke requested that bail be set in the amount of $200,000.  Judge Jonathan Tynes imposed $50,000 bail and ordered Weaks to wear a GPS monitoring device, abide by a curfew, and stay away from the location of the incident in the event he is released on bail. more »


Mar 12, 2014

BOSTON, March 12, 2014—A Boston Municipal Court jury rejected a Mattapan gun defendant’s claim that he was planning on turning in the loaded handgun Boston Police found in his waistband after responding to a call for shots fired, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

Jurors convicted JEFF JEAN (D.O.B. 6/14/90) of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, and carrying a loaded firearm. After the verdicts were returned, Judge Michael Coyne dismissed the charge of unlawful possession of ammunition as duplicative of the conviction for carrying a loaded firearm. more »


Mar 12, 2014

BOSTON, March 12, 2014—A Roslindale man was arraigned on a robbery charge today, thanks to a US Marine who tackled him moments after he allegedly stole a woman’s purse in Chinatown, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

DEMETRICK NEALY (D.O.B. 3/19/87) was formally charged today with one count of unarmed robbery for the incident yesterday evening. Nealy is accused of snatching a 41-year-old woman’s purse from behind as the woman walked down Beach Street at about 7:30 p.m. The woman screamed for help, and a 23-year-old Marine Corps lieutenant from Corona, California, responded. more »


Mar 10, 2014

BOSTON, March 10, 2014— Five men were arraigned today on charges stemming from two separate incidents just hours apart during which police recovered a total of five firearms, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

JAMES EDWARDS (D.O.B. 4/1/91) of Dorchester was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, and improper storage of a firearm.  JESOR BROWN (D.O.B. 10/27/94) of Dorchester was arraigned on charges of unlawful possession a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, carrying a loaded firearm, and possession with intent to distribute a class D drug.  JESUS GONZALEZ (D.O.B. 11/1/90) of Dorchester was arraigned on a charge of possession with intent to distribute a class D drug.  Granting the requests of Assistant District Attorney Amanda Cascione, Judge Rosalind Miller set bail of $10,000 for Edwards, $20,000 for Brown, and $240 for Gonzalez. more »


Mar 10, 2014

BOSTON, March 10, 2014—Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley last week hosted a training to help law enforcement officials recognize and prevent false confessions as part of an ongoing professional development program for Suffolk prosecutors.

Conley welcomed retired Detective Jim Trainum, formerly of the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, and retired FBI Special Agent Gregg McCrary, formerly of the National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime, for the seminar, entitled “Witness Interviews: Investigative Processes, Practices, and Pitfalls.” Trainum, who received the 2009 Champion of Justice Award from the Innocence Project, is a frequent presenter on police work, including the causes of false confessions. A legendary criminal profiler, McCrary was the principal instructor for the First International Symposium on Criminal Investigative Analysis and is an adjunct faculty member in the forensic psychology and criminal justice programs of Marymount University. more »


Mar 6, 2014

BOSTON, March 5, 2014—The Dorchester man accused of shooting 36-year-old Rashaad O’Neill to death on Christmas morning was ordered held without bail at his arraignment today, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

IAN HOLNESS (D.O.B. 9/24/86) was arraigned in Dorchester District Court this morning on a charge of murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm, and unlawful possession of ammunition.  Judge Serge Georges granted a request by Assistant District Attorney Lynn Feigenbaum that Holness be held without bail. more »


Mar 5, 2014

BOSTON, March 5, 2014—Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley today urged Massachusetts lawmakers to revise a law that the state’s highest court says does not forbid secretly photographing underneath a person’s clothes.

The Supreme Judicial Court today reversed a Boston Municipal Court judge’s order denying a motion by MICHAEL ROBERTSON (D.O.B. 3/3/82) of Andover to dismiss a criminal complaint charging two counts of attempting to secretly photograph a person in a state of partial nudity. more »


Mar 5, 2014

BOSTON, March 5, 2014—Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley today delivered the following statement on the Supreme Judicial Court’s decisions in Commonwealth v. Rakim D. Scott and five other cases:

“The SJC wisely reversed lower court rulings allowing defendants who pleaded guilty on Hinton Lab drug cases to withdraw their pleas automatically. Consistent with the Inspector General’s recent findings, it also drew a bright line between Annie Dookhan’s cases and all other cases from the Hinton Lab.  Moreover, it validated our careful, methodical, case-by-case approach to this crisis. more »


Mar 3, 2014

BOSTON, March 3, 2014—Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley today delivered the following statement on the retirement of Chief Justice Roderick Ireland:

“Having appeared before Chief Justice Ireland many times as a prosecutor, I’m sorry to hear of his departure from the high court but very happy for him personally.  As a trial judge and as Chief Justice, his rulings were thoughtful, measured, and balanced.  He’s a gentleman on and off the bench with the ideal judicial temperament. He brought decades of courtroom experience to the SJC, and he understood as a practical centrist how his rulings would affect real people in the community.  He’s been a unifying figure on the SJC and I hope Governor Patrick selects in his replacement a judge with very similar qualities.”


Mar 3, 2014

BOSTON, March 3, 2014— The state’s highest court last week affirmed the conviction of the man who killed 31-year-old Heureur Previlon during an armed robbery in Brighton, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

The Supreme Judicial Court on Wednesday issued the decision upholding the verdicts against CLEVELAND “SLEAZY” MARTIN (D.O.B. 7/4/86) for armed robbery and first-degree murder under the theory of felony murder – a homicide committed during the commission of a felony. more »


Mar 3, 2014

BOSTON, March 3, 2014—A Hyde Park man was ordered held without bail for the December shooting death of 25-year-old Romeo McCubbin, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

ANDREW “SPOILERS” ROBERTSON (D.O.B. 06/09/1976) was arraigned today in Dorchester District Court on a charge of murder following his arrest Friday by Boston Police. more »


Feb 28, 2014

BOSTON, Feb. 28, 2014—A Dorchester man faces a life sentence for intentionally driving his car into 20-year-old James A. Taylor two years ago, killing him and fleeing the scene, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

A Suffolk Superior Court jury convicted ANTWAN WATHEY (D.O.B. 9/24/87) of second-degree murder for the April 13, 2012, incident in the area of Talbot Avenue and Westcott Street. more »


Feb 28, 2014

BOSTON, Feb. 28, 2014—Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley this week delivered thousands of dollars in seized drug money to two Boston non-profit groups that help the city’s Latino youth stay away from drugs, gangs, and risky behavior.

As part of his annual Asset Forfeiture Community Reinvestment Program, Conley on Tuesday visited Sociedad Latina in Roxbury and Casa Nueva Vida in Jamaica Plain to present youth workers with a total of $8,000 in cash awards representing assets seized during Suffolk County narcotics trafficking prosecutions. Conley has delivered similar awards to about half a dozen non-profits so far this year, funding safe, healthy activities for kids and teens from all walks of life. more »


Feb 27, 2014

BOSTON, Feb. 27, 2014—A Mattapan man who allegedly used Facebook to arrange a robbery was arrested after the victim’s younger brother set up a sting operation with Boston Police, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

JORDAN SEARCY (D.O.B. 12/12/95) was arraigned Tuesday in Dorchester District Court on charges of armed robbery, assault with a dangerous weapon, and conspiracy.  Assistant District Attorney Amanda Cascione requested bail of $2,000 and that Searcy wear a GPS monitor, abide by a curfew, stay away and have no contact with the victims, and stay away from the location of the incident in the event he is released on bail.  Judge Jonathan Tynes set bail in the amount of $1,000 and imposed the requested conditions of release. more »


Feb 26, 2014

BOSTON, Feb. 26, 2014—Aaron Wornum’s killer will serve the rest of his life behind bars for the 25-year-old’s murder in Dorchester three years ago, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

A Suffolk Superior Court jury late yesterday convicted ANTHONY ROBERTSON (D.O.B. 5/19/91) of first-degree murder, armed robbery, and unlawful possession of a firearm in connection with Wornum’s fatal shooting near the corner of Sumner and East Cottage streets on the night of June 26, 2011. more »


Feb 26, 2014

BOSTON, Feb. 26, 2014—A Russian national was arrested today on child pornography charges after his arrest last year outside the home of a U.S. dignitary led to a search of his laptop computer, local and federal officials said today.

Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley, Special Agent in Charge David Hall of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security’s Boston Field Office, and Boston Police Commissioner William Evans announced that Boston Police in the company of Diplomatic Security Service agents this morning arrested VLADIMIR ROMANOV (D.O.B. 12/28/83) on a warrant stemming from his Feb. 21 indictment on six counts of possession of child pornography.  He is expected to be arraigned later this morning in the Magistrate’s Session of Suffolk Superior Court. more »


Feb 25, 2014

BOSTON, Feb. 25, 2014—Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley today joined anti-violence activists, city leaders, and law enforcement officials to announce an advertising campaign on the MBTA that’s geared toward reducing access to illegal firearms.

Conley spoke at Ruggles station with Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and City Councilor Ayanna Pressley, Boston Police Commissioner William Evans, Transit Police Chief Paul MacMillan, the mothers of homicide victims Warren “Danny” Hairston and Steven Odom, and others in support of Operation LIPSTICK – Ladies Involved in Putting a Stop to Inner-City Killing. Before a crowd of commuters and flanked by placards showing the new advertisements, he delivered the following remarks: more »


Feb 24, 2014

BOSTON, Feb. 24, 2014—The Massachusetts Appeals Court today found that Boston Police were justified in conducting a pat frisk of a Mattapan man, reversing a lower court’s decision and allowing a recovered firearm to be used as evidence in the case, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

In the unpublished decision today, the Appeals Court ruled that a Boston Municipal Court judge erred in allowing a motion to suppress evidence and statements made by defendant KASHAWN STEPHEN (D.O.B. 2/1/91) after his 2010 arrest.  more »


Feb 21, 2014

BOSTON, Feb. 21, 2014— A Winthrop man accused of holding up a Dunkin Donuts assisted police in their investigation by leaving his cell phone behind as he fled the scene, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

DENNIS STACK (D.O.B. 12/16/72) was arraigned Tuesday in Charlestown District Court on a charge of armed robbery in connection with the incident late last year.  Judge Robert McKenna granted a request by Assistant District Attorney Ian Leson that bail be set in the amount of $15,000. more »


Feb 21, 2014

BOSTON, Feb. 21, 2014—The Mattapan man charged in last month’s stabbing death of 19-year-old Samuel Constant has been indicted for first-degree murder and will remain held without bail pending trial, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

WILLIAM EARL (D.O.B. 8/9/93) was arraigned yesterday on a charge of first-degree murder in connection with the Jan. 9 fatal stabbing in West Roxbury.  Constant’s murder marked Boston’s first homicide of 2014. more »


Feb 20, 2014

BOSTON, Feb. 20, 2014—Kids and teens across Boston and Suffolk County came together with prosecutors, victim advocates, and police officers who serve their communities today at District Attorney Dan Conley’s sixth annual Basketball for Peace tournament in Dorchester.

“So many disputes start over minor differences,” Conley said to about 100 youngsters from community youth groups based in Boston and Revere. “Fights break out over what neighborhood someone’s from or who their friends are. But events like this show us that we’re much more alike than different. And after today, if you see a stranger on the bus or the train, maybe you’ll recognize him as someone from your team. Maybe he passed you the ball. Maybe he helped you up when you fell. Or maybe he even blocked your shot. But you’ve got something in common with him that you didn’t have before. That makes both your worlds a little bigger and a little friendlier.” more »


Feb 19, 2014

BOSTON, Feb. 19, 2014—Less than two weeks after winning the state’s first human trafficking convictions, Suffolk prosecutors arraigned another man for exploiting a young teen through prostitution, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

TYRONE BATTLE (D.O.B. 9/19/80) of Mattapan was arraigned in Dorchester Municipal Court today on charges of aggravated rape and trafficking a person for sexual servitude. Both offenses carry up to life in prison on conviction; the latter carries a minimum of five years in prison. more »


Feb 19, 2014

BOSTON, Feb. 19, 2014—Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s annual community basketball tournament returns to the parquet in Dorchester tomorrow, bringing kids and teens from across the area together with the prosecutors and victim advocates who serve their neighborhoods.

The DA’s sixth annual Basketball for Peace tournament kicks off tomorrow at the Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Dorchester, where more than 100 youngsters aged 12 through 15 will spend the day engaged in safe, healthy, physical activity. On hand will be Suffolk prosecutors, members of the DA’s Victim Witness Assistance Program, civilian investigators, and others. Also joining in will be social service providers, non-profit groups, and a contingent of Boston Police led by Superintendent-in-Chief William Gross. more »


Feb 18, 2014

BOSTON, Feb. 18, 2014— Two men were arraigned in Roxbury Municipal Court on gun charges today after the police response to a double shooting turned up the alleged gunman and another individual allegedly packing a second unlicensed firearm, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

TERRELL HARRIS (D.O.B. 8/25/94) was arraigned on two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and a single count each of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, unlawfully carrying a loaded firearm, and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building. Assistant District Attorney Thomas Costello recommended that he be held on $500,000 cash bail, that he be ordered to stay away from the victims, and that he wear a GPS tracking device if he posts bail. Judge David Weingarten imposed $50,000 bail and the requested conditions of release. more »


Feb 18, 2014

BOSTON, Feb. 18, 2014—The man stabbed to death in Chelsea on Sunday his been identified as 33-year-old Francisco Dominguez, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley and Chelsea Police Chief Brian A. Kyes said today.

At about 1:00 on Sunday morning, Chelsea Police responded to the area of 115 Washington St. at for a report of a possible stabbing. Officers found Dominguez suffering from a life-threatening injury for which he was being treated by emergency medical technicians. Dominguez was rushed to Whidden Memorial Hospital but died of his injuries. more »


Feb 18, 2014

BOSTON, Feb. 18, 2014—The state’s highest court today vacated a judge’s order that would have kept a jury from hearing key evidence in the trial of Julaine Jules’ alleged murderer, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

The Supreme Judicial Court vacated an order by Superior Court Judge Janet Sanders suppressing cell site location information from evidence in the case against SHABAZZ AUGUSTINE (D.O.B. 2/19/79), Jules’ one-time romantic partner, and remanded it for a hearing. A date for that hearing has not yet been set. more »


Feb 14, 2014

BOSTON, Feb. 14, 2014—The suspect in a Roxbury home invasion was held on a quarter-million dollars’ cash bail yesterday at his arraignment on charges that might not have issued without commercial and law enforcement use of GPS technology, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

ROBERT HECKSTALL (D.O.B. 3/18/83) was arraigned yesterday on two counts each of armed assault in a dwelling, armed and masked robbery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and kidnapping for the incident two weeks on Maple Street. Assistant District Attorney Thomas Costello recommended that he be held on $1 million cash bail; Roxbury Municipal Court Judge Pamela Dashiell imposed $250,000. At prosecutors’ request, she also ordered that the names and personal information of the victims be subject to a protective order. more »


Feb 13, 2014

BOSTON, Feb. 12, 2014—An Everett man on probation for breaking and entering and other offenses was arraigned today after he was arrested with a backpack full of stolen property, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

LELAND BUTLER (D.O.B. 2/7/79) was arraigned in Chelsea District Court on charges of receiving stolen property over $250, trespassing, and disorderly conduct as a subsequent offense.  Assistant District Attorney Christopher Henry recommended that bail be set in the amount of $5,000 and that Barnes be ordered to wear a GPS monitoring device in the event he is release on bail.  Judge Benjamin Barnes imposed $500 bail and declined to impose the requested condition of release. more »


Feb 12, 2014

Victims Were Boy, 14, and Convenience Store Clerk

BOSTON, Feb. 12, 2014—The state’s highest court today affirmed the first-degree murder convictions of the man who gunned down 14-year-old DaKeem Galloway in 2004 as well as the man who shot and killed Getasetegn Yalew during a 1997 convenience store robbery, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. more »


Feb 12, 2014

BOSTON, Feb. 11, 2014—Suffolk prosecutors this week obtained high bails at the arraignments for four repeat offenders, three of whom have previously been convicted of gun charges, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

Three defendants were arrested in separate incidents within hours of one another Friday and were arraigned yesterday in Dorchester and Roxbury District Courts. A fourth was arrested last night and arraigned today. more »


Feb 12, 2014

BOSTON, Feb. 11, 2014—A would-be burglar arrested wearing a sleep mask is charged with breaking and entering and other offenses for allegedly breaking into a dollar store to steal candies, cell phones, and mustache trimmers, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

DAVID WILLIAMS (D.O.B. 10/5/63), who lists a Boston homeless shelter as his address, was arraigned Friday on charges of breaking and entering a building during the night with intent to commit a felony, larceny over $250, and malicious destruction of property over $250. more »


Feb 10, 2014

BOSTON, Feb. 10, 2014—Two Roxbury men were sentenced today to lengthy prison terms after their convictions last week under the state’s human trafficking statute, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

TYSHAUN McGHEE (D.O.B. 10/10/80) and SIDNEY McGEE (D.O.B. 2/11/84) were convicted Feb. 6 of three counts each of trafficking a person for sexual servitude. Tyshaun McGhee was also convicted of two counts of deriving support from prostitution. The defendants are believed to be the first offenders convicted under Massachusetts’ human trafficking statute. more »


Feb 7, 2014

BOSTON, Feb. 7. 2014—A 14-year-old boy has been charged in the shooting death of his 9-year-old brother this morning, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

The youth, whose name is not being released because of his age, will be arraigned next week on charges of delinquency, to wit: involuntary manslaughter and unlawful possession of a firearm. The investigation into the shooting this morning in their Mattapan home remains under investigation by the homicide units of the Boston Police Department and Suffolk DA’s office. more »


Feb 7, 2014

BOSTON, Feb. 7, 2014—Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley today announced the convictions of two Roxbury men for exploiting women under the state’s human trafficking laws, passed just months before the victims were recruited into sexual activity from which the defendants profited.

A Suffolk Superior Court jury late yesterday convicted TYSHAUN McGHEE (D.O.B. 10/10/80) and SIDNEY McGEE (D.O.B. 2/11/84) of three counts each of trafficking a person for sexual servitude. Tyshaun McGhee was further convicted of two counts of deriving support from prostitution. Both men were acquitted of additional counts of aggravated rape. more »


Feb 5, 2014

BOSTON, Feb. 5, 2014—A homeless man with a long and violent record was arraigned last week for his third failure to register as a Level III sex offender, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

CHARLES LEE BUFFORD (D.O.B. 2/18/55) was arrested Jan. 25 at the Pine Street Inn by Boston Police and US Marshals who took him into custody for failure to register as a sex offender as a subsequent offense. At arraignment on Jan. 27, Assistant District Attorney Matthew Fitzgerald recommended that Bufford be held on $1500 cash bail and that his open bail be revoked in an open case charging assault with a dangerous weapon. Boston Municipal Court Judge Michael Coyne released him on his own recognizance and declined to revoke his open bail. more »


Feb 4, 2014

BOSTON, Feb. 3, 2014—The Dorchester man who gunned down 25-year-old Jason Withers inside a Grove Hall convenience store was sentenced today to life in prison, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. more »


Feb 4, 2014

One Defendant Allegedly “Bargained” Officers Down to $45

BOSTON, Feb. 4, 2014—Seven Boston men and another 11 from the suburbs have been charged with seeking sex for a fee from Boston Police detectives in an online prostitution sting, including a Boston College student who thought he bargained a woman down to $45 and several who hoped to pay with prescription and illicit drugs, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. more »


Jan 31, 2014

BOSTON, Jan. 31, 2014—Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley this week delivered more than $10,000 in seized drug money to Boston non-profit groups that help the city’s youth stay away from drugs, gangs, and risky behavior.

As part of his annual Asset Forfeiture Community Reinvestment Program, Conley visited Project RIGHT in Dorchester, the Laboure Center in South Boston, and the Hull Lifesaving Museum in South Boston on Monday, presenting youth workers with a total of $11,500 in cash grants representing assets seized during Suffolk County narcotics trafficking prosecutions. more »


Jan 31, 2014

BOSTON, Jan. 30, 2014—The Massachusetts Appeals Court last week reversed a lower court judge’s decision suppressing a loaded handgun from evidence, meaning a jury will see the high-capacity firearm and ammunition seized from a previously-convicted gun defendant during a car stop in Mattapan, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

The Jan. 21 decision in the case against YVES FONTAINE (D.O.B. 6/10/74) comes after Suffolk prosecutors appealed a Boston Municipal Court judge’s finding that a 2010 search warrant obtained by Boston Police for Fontaine’s car was not supported by probable cause. more »


Jan 30, 2014

BOSTON, Jan. 30, 2014—A third defendant has been held without bail in the shooting death last month of Romeo McCubbin, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

JAVAINE WATSON (D.O.B. 10/11/90) of Dorchester was arraigned on a murder charge this afternoon in Dorchester Municipal Court following his arrest this morning by Boston Police homicide detectives. Assistant District Attorney Ian Polumbaum recommended that he be held without bail; Judge James Coffey granted that request. more »


Jan 30, 2014

BOSTON, Jan. 30, 2014—The Suffolk County Grand Jury late yesterday returned a mammoth set of indictments against nearly three dozen members of a highly organized drug trafficking network, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

The 189-count indictment charges 33 men and women targeted during Operation Limehouse, a wiretap-based investigation that began in the summer of 2012 and culminated in more than 20 arrests late last year; about a dozen additional defendants were identified during the course of the grand jury investigation. The indictments move the various cases from municipal courts across Suffolk County to Suffolk Superior Court, where they will be adjudicated. more »


Jan 29, 2014

BOSTON, Jan. 29, 2014—Shawn Flores’ mother embraced the father of the man who killed her son at an emotionally-charged sentencing hearing in Suffolk Superior Court today, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

Flores, 29, was shot dead on Sept. 22, 2011, by KENDRICK CLARK (D.O.B. 3/19/74) on the porch of their Dorchester rooming house. No one saw the shooting, but Flores identified his killer in a dying declaration to residents who came running and relayed his last words to Boston Police homicide detectives. After a week-long trial, jurors convicted Clark of second-degree murder yesterday. more »


Jan 28, 2014

BOSTON, Jan. 28, 2014— Three family members were indicted today for first-degree murder in the fatal beating and stabbing of 29-year-old Edwin Santos in South Boston, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley announced.

A Suffolk County grand jury returned the indictments charging ANGEL SANCHEZ (D.O.B. 5/15/97); his father, ELIAS SANCHEZ (D.O.B. 1/12/70); and Elias’ brother, GABRIEL SANCHEZ (DOB 1/31/81), with first-degree murder for the fatal Nov. 17 attack.  The three men are expected to be arraigned on the indictments tomorrow morning in Suffolk Superior Court. more »


Jan 28, 2014

BOSTON, Jan. 28, 2014—Two teenagers, one a 15-year-old from Dorchester and one a 17-year-old from Roxbury, were held on high bail today for allegedly opening fire on a third youth, age 18, at the Bromley Heath housing development yesterday, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

Assistant District Attorney Adam Foss of the DA’s Juvenile Unit arraigned the two defendants in the Boston Juvenile Court. Both are charged with delinquency, to wit armed assault with intent to murder and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling; the younger of the two, who was arrested with a handgun, was additionally charged with unlawful possession of a firearm. more »


Jan 28, 2014

BOSTON, Jan. 28, 2014—A Dorchester man was convicted of second-degree murder today for shooting 29-year-old Shawn Flores to death before fleeing to North Carolina, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

KENDRICK CLARK (D.O.B. 3/19/74) faces a mandatory life term when he is sentenced tomorrow morning. more »


Jan 27, 2014

BOSTON, Jan. 27, 2014—A repeat drug dealer was held on high bail at his arraignment today on charges that he possessed a firearm during an early-morning argument with a former romantic partner on Saturday, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

JEFF ANILUS (D.O.B. 4/19/80) of Dorchester was arraigned in Dorchester Municipal Court on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, unlawfully carrying a loaded firearm, assault and battery, and drinking in public. Because of prior convictions for assault and battery on a public employee, carrying a dangerous weapon, and possession of a Class B substance with intent to distribute, he was additionally charged as a Level III armed career criminal. more »


Jan 27, 2014

BOSTON, Jan. 27, 2014—A Dorchester man was arraigned today after Boston Police acting on a tip discovered a loaded firearm in his car during a traffic stop, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

CHRISTIAN ISAAC (D.O.B. 8/19/85) was arraigned in Roxbury District Court on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, carrying a loaded firearm, possession with intent to distribute a Class D substance, and failure to stop for police.  He was additionally charged as a Level I armed career criminal based on a 2006 conviction for distribution of a Class B substance. more »


Jan 24, 2014

BOSTON, Jan. 24, 2014—A Quincy man was arraigned today on charges he committed a lewd act onboard a Red Line train earlier this week, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. more »


Jan 24, 2014

BOSTON, Jan. 24, 2014—The man who robbed and raped a Beacon Hill woman after his release from prison on an earlier sexual assault could die behind bars, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

Scheduled for trial Monday on charges of aggravated rape, kidnapping, armed robbery, armed burglary, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, ANTHONY G. WILLIAMS (D.O.B. 4/2/67) pleaded guilty to all counts this afternoon in Suffolk Superior Court. more »


Jan 23, 2014

BOSTON, Jan. 23, 2014—The man who allegedly made off with $2 after pushing a woman to the ground during a robbery was ordered held on high bail at his arraignment today, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. more »


Jan 23, 2014

BOSTON, Jan. 23, 2014—Two Springfield residents have been charged in a scam in which family members are contacted by phone and told that a loved one is being held for ransom, prompting Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley to warn the public about similar schemes.

Revere Police detectives on Jan. 16 arrested JOSE O. CARRASQUILLO (D.O.B. 5/1/81) and JENNIFER RODRIGUEZ (D.O.B. 8/1/83) on warrants charging extortion by threat of bodily injury. They were arraigned the next day in Chelsea District Court, where Suffolk prosecutors recommended that they be held on $10,000 cash bail each. Judge D. Dunbar Livingston imposed $5,000 each. Both are expected back in court next month. more »


Jan 21, 2014

BOSTON, Jan. 21, 2014—Three members of a West Roxbury family today pleaded guilty to orchestrating a Ponzi scheme that funneled more than $10 million from their victims that was used to fund a lavish lifestyle, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

STEVEN PALLADINO (D.O.B. 9/11/57), his wife LORI PALLADINO (D.O.B. 2/17/61), the couple’s son GREGORY PALLADINO (D.O.B. 3/7/85), and the investment firm they operated – VIKING FINANCIAL GROUP – admitted guilt during an appearance before Judge Janet Sanders in Suffolk Superior Court today.  Steven and pleaded guilty to one count each of larceny over $250, larceny over $250 from a person over 60, conspiracy to commit larceny, and tampering with evidence; two counts of uttering a false; three counts of making false check, making a false entry in corporate books; and four counts of usury.  Lori Palladino pleaded guilty to one count each of larceny over $250, larceny over $250 from a person over 60, and conspiracy to commit larceny; two counts of uttering a false; three counts of making false check, making a false entry in corporate books; and three counts of usury.  Gregory Palladino pleaded guilty to one count each of larceny over $250, larceny over $250 from a person over 60, conspiracy to commit larceny, and tampering with evidence; and three counts of usury.  The corporate entity also entered guilty pleas on one count each of larceny over $250, larceny over $250 and from a person over 60, and tampering with evidence; two counts of uttering; and three counts of usury. more »


Jan 17, 2014

BOSTON, Jan. 17, 2014—A Woburn man was ordered held today for allegedly carjacking a woman in Boston’s South End yesterday, violating the terms of his bail on an open larceny case, Suffolk county District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

JOEL CARTAGENA (D.O.B. 12/3/77) was arraigned in the Boston Municipal Court on charges of carjacking, kidnapping, assault and battery, leaving the scene of an accident causing personal injury, leaving the scene of an accident causing property damage, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and receiving stolen property. The latter charge stems from credit cards in Cartagena’s possession that had earlier been stolen from an additional victim. more »


Jan 16, 2014

BOSTON, Jan. 16, 2014—A Roxbury man arrested near the scene of a fatal shooting was held on high bail at his arraignment today, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

CEDRICK SLAYDEN (DOB 12/11/95) was arraigned this morning in Dorchester Municipal Court on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, and carrying a loaded firearm.  At the request of Assistant District Attorney Michael Callahan, Judge James Coffey set bail in the amount of $50,000 and ordered Slayden to wear a GPS monitoring device, abide by a curfew, and stay away from Mattapan in the event that he is released on bail.  Coffey also granted Callahan’s motion to revoke Slayden’s open bail on a 2013 case out of Boston Municipal Court charging him with larceny from a person. more »


Jan 14, 2014

BOSTON, Jan. 14, 2014—Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley this week delivered thousands of dollars in seized drug money to a Revere non-profit that works to keep kids and teens away from drugs, gangs, and risky behavior.

As part of his office’s annual Asset Forfeiture Community Reinvestment Program, Conley yesterday presented a check for $3,000 to Community Action Programs Inter-City to fund sporting goods, uniforms, and travel expenses for the Police Activities League basketball team. The team draws players receiving services through CAPIC, which addresses the needs of families in poverty to help them achieve and maintain self-sufficiency. more »


Jan 14, 2014

BOSTON, Jan. 14, 2013—The man accused of killing 19-year-old store clerk Joseph Morante allegedly pointed his handgun at the Revere teen’s head even as the mortally wounded youth ran for help, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

ELOSKO BROWN (D.O.B. 2/23/86) was arraigned today in Suffolk Superior Court on indictments charging first-degree murder, armed robbery, and unlawful possession of a firearm  in connection with Morante’s July 31 shooting death.  At the request of Assistant District Attorney Edmond Zabin, chief of the DA’s Homicide Unit, Clerk Magistrate Gary Wilson ordered that Brown be held without bail. more »


Jan 14, 2014

BOSTON, Jan. 14, 2013—Jury selection is under way in a Mattapan man’s trial for the fatal 2011 shooting of Shawn Flores in Dorchester.

KENDRICK CLARK (D.O.B. 3/19/74) of Dorchester is charged with first-degree murder and unlawful possession of a firearm. Prosecutors allege that he shot Flores, 29, to death near the intersection of Blue Hill Avenue and Abbott Street at about 9:20 p.m. on Sept. 22, 2011. Clark was apprehended in a Raleigh, North Carolina, motel room on Oct. 31 of that year. more »


Jan 13, 2014

BOSTON, Jan. 13, 2014—Two alleged career criminals – one an accused fugitive from Maine – were arraigned today after Boston Police arrested the duo with a loaded firearm, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

THOMAS MCNAIR III (D.O.B. 8/31/88) and DOUGLAS WALKER (D.O.B. 8/20/84) of Roslindale were arraigned in Roxbury District Court on charges stemming from their arrest late yesterday.  more »


Jan 13, 2014

BOSTON, Jan. 13, 2014—The man who allegedly gunned down 19-year-old Joseph Morante Jr. during an armed robbery will be arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court tomorrow following his indictment for first-degree murder and related offenses, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley announced today.

The Suffolk County Grand Jury on Jan. 6 returned indictments charging ELOSKO BROWN (D.O.B. 2/23/86) of Brockton with first-degree murder, armed robbery, and unlawful possession of a firearm.  Brown was previously arraigned on these charges in Roxbury District Court.  The indictment moves the case from the district court to Suffolk Superior Court, where it will be adjudicated.  more »


Jan 10, 2014

BOSTON, Jan. 10, 2014—A Mattapan man was held without bail today in the fatal stabbing of a 19-year-old male on Margaretta Drive yesterday evening, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

WILLIAM EARL (D.O.B. 8/9/93) was arraigned on one count of murder for the slaying. At the request of Assistant District Attorney Tara Burdman, West Roxbury Municipal Court Judge Ernest Sarason ordered Earl held without bail. more »


Jan 9, 2014

BOSTON, Jan. 9, 2014—A Mattapan man today admitted to killing a relative during a fight on Blue Hill Avenue a year and a half ago, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

DERRICK BULLOCK (D.O.B. 8/13/71) pleaded guilty to the crime of manslaughter for stabbing his nephew, 43-year-old Curtis Cox, on July 31, 2012, causing injuries that claimed Cox’s life at Boston Medical Center the next day. At the request of Assistant District Attorney Dana Pierce, Judge Christine McEvoy sentenced Bullock to 12 years in state prison. more »


Jan 8, 2014

BOSTON, Jan. 8, 2014—The Dorchester man accused of striking a disabled man with his own cane was arraigned today after a member of the public helped Transit Police identify him as the assailant, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

MIGUEL VELASQUEZ-MENDOZA (D.O.B. 5/30/93) was arraigned in South Boston District Court on charges of unarmed robbery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and assault and battery on a disabled person.  Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Burke requested that bail be set at $10,000 and that Velasquez-Mendoza’s bail be revoked in an open case out of Concord District Court charging him with larceny over $250.  Judge Tracy-Lee Lyons imposed $1,500 bail and ordered that he undergo mental health evaluation and any treatment deemed necessary, stay away from South Boston, remain drug-free, and undergo random drug screens.  Lyons declined to revoke the defendant’s open bail. more »


Jan 8, 2014

BOSTON, Jan. 8, 2014—Two Dorchester men arraigned today on charges they robbed a Roxbury market of cash and cigarettes while carrying replica firearms the victim believed to be real, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

LIQUARRY JEFFERSON (D.O.B. 2/8/80) and JAMES THORNTON (D.O.B. 3/6/73) were arraigned in Roxbury District Court for the Tuesday evening incident.  Jefferson is charged with armed robbery while masked, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, failure to stop for police, and operating with a suspended license.  He was additionally cited for possessing less than an ounce of marijuana.  Thornton is charged with armed robbery while masked and resisting arrest. more »


Jan 8, 2014

BOSTON, Jan. 8, 2014—The state’s highest court upheld a Charlestown man’s conviction for first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of 20-year-old Mark Parilla on Monument Street six years ago, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

The unanimous decision of the Supreme Judicial Court ensures that CARLOS MALDONADO (D.O.B. 2/23/82) will continue to serve his life sentence for shooting Parilla dead after a fight in the Bunker Hill housing development on Dec. 26, 2006. more »


Jan 8, 2014

BOSTON, Jan. 8, 2014—Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley today delivered the following statement on Mayor Martin Walsh’s appointment of William Evans to the position of Boston Police Commissioner:

“I commend Mayor Walsh for his decision to name William Evans as Boston’s police commissioner.  He’s an excellent choice and represents the very best of a department that respects his experience and leadership.  As a prosecutor, I’ve seen his commitment to careful, thorough investigations that continue well after an arrest is made.  But even more than this, he’s earned the trust and partnership of countless people outside the law enforcement community.  I look forward to working closely with him in the weeks and months to come.” more »


Jan 6, 2014

BOSTON, Jan. 6, 2014—An East Woburn woman was arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court today on a three-count indictment charging her with breaking a bar glass on another woman’s face, causing injuries that may claim the victim’s left eye, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

JESSICA LUCIA (D.O.B. 11/20/80) was arraigned today on charges of mayhem, assault with a dangerous weapon, and assault and battery on a public employee for the Sept. 30 incident. Lucia was previously charged in the Boston Municipal Court for the attack on the 27-year-old victim near the intersection of Tremont and Bosworth streets. Prosecutors recommended $5,000 bail at her arraignment there, and a district court judge imposed $1,000 cash bail; Suffolk Superior Court Clerk Magistrate Gary D. Wilson kept that amount in place at today’s proceedings. more »


Jan 3, 2014

BOSTON, Jan. 3, 2014—The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld the murder convictions of a South Boston woman who killed two young girls when she set their mother’s house on fire in the middle of the night, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

The decision by Justices Peter Agnes, Jr., Judd Carhart, and Ariane Vuono affirms the convictions of NICOLE CHUMINSKI (D.O.B. 5/19/82) on two counts of second-degree murder for the April 6, 2008, homicides of 14-year-old Acia Johnson and her 2-year-old sister, Sophia, in their West 6th Street home. After 10 days of testimony elicited by Suffolk prosecutors, a jury convicted Chuminski of those offenses, as well as one count of arson for setting the blaze and two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon – smoke and flames – for injuries sustained by the girls’ mother and brother, who survived. more »


Jan 3, 2014

BOSTON, Jan. 2, 2014—A Dorchester man was ordered held without bail on charges he gunned down 27-year-old Jajuan Griffin, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

DIOVANNI CARTER (D.O.B. 10/25/89) was arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court on charges of first-degree murder and unlawful possession of a firearm.  At the request of Assistant District Attorney Masai King, chief of the DA’s Major Felony Bureau, Clerk Magistrate Gary Wilson ordered Carter held without bail. more »