Press Releases from the last 30 days
Jan 29, 2015

BOSTON, Jan. 28, 2014—Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley and Massachusetts State Police Colonel Timothy Alben today asked for the public’s help identifying a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run collision this weekend that left a Boston man in critical condition.

Motor vehicle involved in Jan. 24, 2015, hit-and-run on Morton Street

Motor vehicle involved in Jan. 24, 2015, hit-and-run on Morton Street

The victim, a 63-year-old Dorchester resident, was entering his car in the area of 890 Morton St. at about 10:20 on Saturday night when he was struck by another vehicle travelling westbound at a high rate of speed. That vehicle is believed to be a four-door sedan, possibly a Honda Accord, and possibly brown or silver in color. The vehicle may have body damage on its right front end. more »

Jan 23, 2015

BOSTON, Jan. 23, 2015—Three men were held on high bail today after Boston Police attempting to serve a warrant successfully pursued them through Adams Village even after one of the suspects allegedly drove a car at one of them and pointed a loaded firearm at three others, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. more »

Jan 23, 2015

BOSTON, Jan. 23, 2015—A 65-year-old serial rapist will likely spend the rest of his life in prison after he was sentenced yesterday as a repeat sexual offender, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

WESTLEY CAIN (D.O.B. 5/30/49) of Dorchester was found guilty on Dec. 22 of two counts of rape after a trial before a Suffolk Superior Court jury.  Because Cain previously served lengthy state prison sentences for convictions for raping four women and other violent offenses, Suffolk prosecutors sought a second trial in order to secure enhanced sentences for rape as a subsequent offense and as a habitual offender. That trial was held on Dec. 20, and Judge Charles Hely found him guilty on both counts.

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Jan 23, 2015

BOSTON, Jan. 23, 2015—Revere Police detectives and State Police assigned to the Suffolk DA’s office are actively investigating the fatal shooting of a young man on Garfield Avenue.

Revere Police responded to an outdoor scene on Garfield Avenue shortly after 2:00 this morning to find the victim, tentatively identified as an 18-year-old Chelsea resident, inside a vehicle suffering from fatal injuries. more »

Jan 22, 2015

BOSTON, Jan. 22, 2015— A Fall River man will serve up to two decades in prison after a jury convicted him in a non-fatal shooting outside a West End night club, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

A Suffolk Superior Court jury deliberated for less than three hours before finding RUBEN PINA (D.O.B. 11/11/83) guilty of armed assault with intent to murder, aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and unlawful possession of ammunition in connection with a non-fatal shooting in the early morning hours of Dec. 2, 2012.  Judge Christopher Muse today sentenced Pina to 15 to 20 years in state prison followed by eight years of probation.  more »

Jan 21, 2015

BOSTON, Jan. 21, 2015—A 16-year-old robbery suspect identified in part through MBTA public safety cameras is being held on more than $2 million cash bail after his arraignment as a juvenile on two additional criminal complaints, including one that alleges sexual assault, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

The juvenile, whose most recent address is in Lancaster but who has ties to Dorchester, was arraigned on two separate complaints yesterday in the Juvenile Session of Dorchester Municipal Court. On a complaint charging delinquency, to wit: armed robbery for a Jan. 11 incident, he was held on $25,000 cash bail. On a second complaint charging delinquency, to wit: kidnapping, assault with intent to rape, assault with intent to murder, and indecent assault and battery for a Jan. 13 incident, he was held on $1 million cash bail.

Those arraignments followed Jan. 14 proceedings in the Suffolk County Juvenile Court, where he was charged in two additional Jan. 13 incidents and held on $500,000 cash bail on each of two separate complaints charging delinquency, to wit: kidnapping, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, armed robbery, and attempted kidnapping. more »

Jan 20, 2015

BOSTON, Jan. 20, 2015—The state’s highest court today affirmed the first-degree murder conviction of the man who senselessly killed Surendra Dangol, a convenience store worker who offered no resistance during a 2009 armed robbery, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

In a decision authored by Justice Margot Botsford, the Supreme Judicial Court today affirmed the 2011 conviction of EDWARD CORLISS (D.O.B. 2/7/46) for the fatal shooting of Dangol, a Jamaica Plain convenience store clerk who had just complied with Corliss’ demands for cash from the store’s register. more »

Jan 20, 2015

Suspect Was Shot, Killed after He Shot at Three Boston Police Officers, Hitting One

BOSTON, Jan. 20, 2015—The Boston Police officers who returned fire against the man who had just shot one of them will not face criminal charges in connection with the man’s death, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley determined today. more »

Jan 16, 2015

BOSTON, Jan. 16, 2015—A sex offender previously convicted of manslaughter faces potential lifetime commitment at a secure facility after a jury today found him to be sexually dangerous, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

After a three-day trial and about an hour of deliberations, a Suffolk Superior Court jury today found MANUEL ENCARNACION (D.O.B. 10/9/71) of Roslindale sexually dangerous person under Ch. 123A of the Massachusetts General Laws. Judge Raffi Yessayan civilly committed Encarnacion to the Massachusetts Treatment Center in Bridgewater for a period of one day to life.  The commitment comes at the conclusion of Encarnacion’s state prison sentence for a conviction in Suffolk Superior Court for indecent assault of a child under 14 and assault and battery. more »

Jan 15, 2015

BOSTON, Jan. 15, 2014—A Florida woman was arraigned today for allegedly biting a Boston Emergency Medical Services worker during a call last month, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

LAURA E. BELL (D.O.B. 2/20/86) of Jacksonville was charged with assault and battery on an emergency medical technician for the Dec. 10 incident at a downtown hotel. more »

Jan 14, 2015

BOSTON, Jan. 14, 2015—Two Brighton women pleaded guilty today to scores of felony indictments charging them with identity fraud, prescription fraud, public assistance fraud, elder exploitation, and more than $700,000 in thefts, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

As their trial was set to begin, RANDI BERKOWITZ (D.O.B. 1/18/56) and PATRICIA DiGIACOMO (D.O.B. 12/11/50)  pleaded guilty to a total of 82 indictments for wide-ranging schemes by which they defrauded doctors, state agencies, courts, and a 75-year-old neighbor suffering from dementia who entrusted them to care for her beloved tabby, Puddy Cat. more »

Jan 13, 2015

BOSTON, Jan. 13, 2015— A Dorchester teen was arraigned yesterday for allegedly stabbing another teen during a fight last week outside the Jeremiah E. Burke High School, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

The 16-year-old male was arraigned in the juvenile session of Dorchester Municipal Court on a charge of delinquency to wit: assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.  Assistant District Attorney Ryan Hawkins requested bail of $5,000 and that the juvenile stay away and have no contact with the victim, abide by a 6:00 p.m. curfew, and submit to GPS monitoring – already a condition of his open bail on other criminal cases.  Hawkins requested that bail be revoked in those open cases, in which the juvenile is charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, breaking and entering, larceny, and other offenses.  Judge Michael Coyne imposed $1,000 bail and the requested conditions of release but declined to revoke the defendant’s bail. more »

Jan 12, 2015

BOSTON, Jan. 12, 2015— A Revere man was arraigned today on charges he was driving drunk when he caused a weekend crash on Route 1A, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

SANTIAGO GONZALEZ (D.O.B. 4/27/73) was arraigned in East Boston Municipal Court on charges of operating under the influence of alcohol and unlicensed operation. Assistant District Attorney Emily Hamrock requested bail of $2,500 and conditions that Gonzalez remain alcohol- and drug-free and not drive in the event that he were to be released on bail. Judge John McDonald imposed $500 bail and the requested conditions of release. more »

Jan 12, 2015

BOSTON, Jan. 12, 2015— A Dorchester man subdued by Boston Police after arming himself with a knife, assaulting family members, and making threats to kill himself and others has been ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

THOMAS HARRINGTON (D.O.B. 4/6/82) was arraigned in Dorchester District Court today on charges of assault and battery, assault with a dangerous weapon, resisting arrest, making threats, and malicious destruction of property.  Judge James Coffey ordered that Harrington undergo a 20-day mental health evaluation.  Bail arguments will be made upon his return to court at the completion of the evaluation. more »

Jan 9, 2015

BOSTON, Jan. 9, 2015—A roomful of men denied knowledge of a handgun that had just discharged in the basement of a Dorchester home, but fingerprint testing has conclusively identified one man who allegedly handled it, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

AMIN ROBINSON (D.O.B. 11/16/80) of Dorchester was arraigned in Dorchester Municipal Court today for unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, and unlawfully carrying a loaded firearm in connection with the recovery of a handgun in the basement of a neighbor’s Bradlee Street home late last year. more »

Jan 9, 2015

BOSTON, Jan. 9, 2015—A Mattapan man was sentenced to prison today after admitting that he tried to set fire to his ex-girlfriend’s home when she refused to re-enter a relationship with him, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

TROY POINDEXTER (D.O.B. 2/8/78) today pleaded guilty to charges of attempted murder, arson, breaking and entering in the nighttime with intent to commit a felony, and assault with a dangerous weapon.  Judge Peter Lauriat sentenced him to three years in prison followed by five years of probation, during which time Poindexter must stay away and have no contact with his victims and complete a certified batterer’s intervention program. more »

Jan 7, 2015

BOSTON, Jan. 7, 2015—Two juveniles were arraigned this week on armed robbery and other charges after Boston Police used an app on a stolen phone to pinpoint the teens’ location as they fled, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

A 17-year-old male from Mattapan and a 17-year-old female from Dorchester were arraigned Monday in the juvenile session of Dorchester Municipal Court on charges of delinquency to wit: armed robbery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery, and receiving stolen property over $250. The charges stem from an incident in Dorchester early Sunday morning. more »

Jan 5, 2015

BOSTON, Jan. 5, 2015—An off-duty Boston Police officer was arraigned today for allegedly assaulting a man after using ethnic slurs against him, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

MICHAEL DOHERTY (D.O.B. 11/7/74) of South Boston was arraigned in South Boston Municipal Court on two counts each of assault and battery and violating his victims’ civil rights and a single count each of assault and use of a motor vehicle without authority.  more »

Jan 5, 2015

BOSTON, Jan. 5, 2015—The man whose gunfire on a busy Boston street killed 23-year-old Dawnn Jaffier and injured a second woman last summer will remain held without bail on an indictment charging him with first-degree murder, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

KEITH WILLIAMS (D.O.B. 7/13/96) was arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court on charges of first-degree murder for Jaffier’s homicide, armed assault with intent to murder for the non-fatal shooting, and unlawful possession of a firearm.  The Suffolk County Grand Jury returned the indictments on Nov. 19. more »

Jan 2, 2015

Boston, Jan. 2, 2015— An Allston man today pleaded guilty to causing a motor vehicle crash that claimed the lives of 27-year-old Jessica Campbell and 28-year-old John Lanzillotti, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

MOHAMED ALFAGEEH (D.O.B. 8/15/84) pleaded guilty to two counts of motor vehicle homicide by negligent operation during an appearance in Suffolk Superior Court this morning.  Assistant District Attorney Gregory Henning had recommended that Alfageeh be sentenced to three years in the house of correction.  Judge Carol Ball sentenced Alfageeh to one year in the house of correction followed by an additional two years in the house of correction with six months to serve and the remainder suspended for a probationary period of three years.  Alfageeh will serve a total of 18 months in the house of correction and would face an additional 18 months of incarceration if he violates the conditions of his probation.  A charge of negligent operation of a motor vehicle was dismissed as duplicative. more »

Dec 30, 2014

BOSTON, Dec. 30, 2014— Seven teenagers ranging from 13 to 19 years old were arraigned today for allegedly attacking two Boston Police officers attempting to serve arrest warrants on one of them, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

LORCEN MORISSET (D.O.B. 11/9/96) and WOOBENSON MORISSET (D.O.B. 2/1/95), both of Roxbury, were arraigned in Roxbury Municipal Court on two counts each of assault and battery on a police officer. Woobenson Morisset was additionally charged with resisting arrest. A Roxbury court clerk declined to issue complaints charging both men with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon – a shod foot – and Lorcen Morisset with resisting arrest; authorities will re-apply for those complaints at a later date. more »