Press Releases from the last 30 days
Mar 27, 2015

BOSTON, March 27, 2015—Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley, Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans, and nearly 275 volunteers will climb Boston’s tallest building tomorrow in support of young victims of abuse, neglect, and sexual exploitation.

Suffolk prosecutors and victim advocates, Boston Police officers, and others will scale the 60-story stairwell of the John Hancock Tower for the second annual Ginormous Climb, a vertical charity run to raise funds for and awareness of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Suffolk County. more »

Mar 26, 2015

BOSTON, March 26, 2015—A Jamaica Plain woman who claimed to be a Boston Marathon bombing victim is expected in court next week after she was indicted for receiving almost $40,000 in benefits that police and prosecutors say were fraudulently obtained, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley and Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans said.

The Suffolk County Grand Jury on March 10 returned indictments charging JOANNA LEIGH (D.O.B. 2/1/74) with five counts of larceny over $250 by false pretense and one count of making a false claim to a government agency. She will be arraigned on those charges Monday in Suffolk Superior Court. more »

Mar 26, 2015

BOSTON, March 26, 2015—The state’s highest court today affirmed the conviction of the second man convicted of murdering 21-year-old Fausto Sanchez in retaliation for a shooting that the victim had no part in, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

In a decision authored by Judge Francis Spina, the Supreme Judicial Court today affirmed the first-degree murder conviction of EMMANUEL DASILVA (D.O.B. 10/24/84) of Dorchester for his role in Sanchez’s 2007 killing.  A Suffolk Superior Court jury convicted DaSilva in 2011 – one year after a separate jury found DaSilva’s uncle, JOSEPH GOMES (D.O.B. 4/20/67) of Hyde Park, guilty of taking part in the fatal shooting. more »

Mar 26, 2015

BOSTON, March 26, 2015—A driver was arraigned yesterday on charges he pulled a gun on two pedestrians during an alleged road rage incident in Revere, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

JOHNNY VILLADA (D.O.B. 6/24/85) of Lynn was arraigned in Chelsea District Court yesterday on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon and making threats to commit a crime.  Assistant District Attorney Myriam Feliz requested that bail for Villada be set at $5,000.  Judge Michael Patten released him on his own recognizance. more »

Mar 25, 2015

BOSTON, March 25, 2015—A repeat drug dealer who greeted a Boston Police officer by name during his weekend arrest appeared in court twice this week on separate cases, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

JOHN McFARLANE (D.O.B. 11/29/63) of Dorchester was arraigned Monday in Roxbury Municipal Court yesterday on charges of distribution of a Class B substance as a subsequent offense – while he was free on bail in one similar case and on probation for another, prosecutors said. more »

Mar 24, 2015

BOSTON, March 24, 2015—Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley today presented a group of Dorchester eight graders with certificates honoring their graduation from a program aimed to help them stay away from drugs, crime, and violence.

As National Youth Violence Prevention Week got under way, Conley visited the Martin Luther King Jr. K-8 School, where members of the eighth grade have spent the last six weeks taking part in a newly-revised program designed to help Boston middle school students make smart choices and avoid youth violence.  more »

Mar 20, 2015

BOSTON, March 20, 2015—An convicted drug dealer was ordered held on high bail at his arraignment today after Boston Police recovered an assault rifle, 40 grams of heroin, and more than $10,000 in cash from his Dorchester home, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

DAMION JOHNSON (D.O.B. 5/17/91) was arraigned in Dorchester Municipal Court on charges of trafficking in heroin, possession with intent to distribute a Class D substance as a subsequent offense, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of a large capacity firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition.  He was also arraigned on two additional dockets – one charging distribution of a Class A substance as a subsequent offense and the other charging distribution of a Class B substance as a subsequent offense.  more »

Mar 20, 2015

BOSTON, March 20, 2015—Two Suffolk prosecutors will be recognized this spring as rising stars in the state’s legal community, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly has named Assistant District Attorney Adam Foss of the DA’s Juvenile Unit and Assistant District Attorney Ellen Lemire of the DA’s Child Protection Unit as honorees at the Excellence in the Law event.  Foss and Lemire are among 25 attorneys to be honored as Up & Coming Lawyers at the annual event to be held May 14 at the Marriot Long Wharf Hotel. more »

Mar 20, 2015

BOSTON, March 20, 2015— A Winthrop woman was sent for a mental health evaluation at her arraignment today on charges she was drunk and had children in her vehicle when she drove onto a sidewalk and struck a pedestrian, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

CERISSE BOMARSI (D.O.B. 11/23/77) was arraigned in East Boston Municipal Court on charges of operating under the influence, possession of an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, operating to endanger, marked lane violation, and two counts each of child endangerment and child endangerment while operating under the influence. Judge Debra Shoptease ordered Bomarsi to undergo a mental health evaluation and imposed bail of $5,000 with orders that she remain alcohol free subject to random testing and stay away and have no contact with the victim. more »

Mar 20, 2015

BOSTON, March 20, 2015—The West Roxbury man convicted last year in the 1988 murder of 20-year-old Janet Phinney will not get a new trial in the once unsolved case, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

In an unpublished decision issued today, the state’s Appeals Court denied a motion for a new trial for MICHAEL COKER (D.O.B. 7/3/62), who was convicted in 2013 of second-degree murder in the strangulation death of his one-time girlfriend decades earlier. more »

Mar 20, 2015

BOSTON, March 20, 2015—For the second time this week, the Massachusetts Appeals Court reversed a Boston Municipal Court judge’s error of law, this time ruling that a Hyde Park man had no reasonable expectation of privacy when he stashed marijuana and a loaded handgun in a Mattapan back yard.

HECTOR ORTIZ (D.O.B. 10/12/90) was arrested on May 31, 2013, after Boston Police watched him engage in an apparent drug transaction in the back yard and driveway area of an Almont Street residence, approached him, and found a Smith & Wesson Model 64-3 .38 caliber revolver along with a scale and marijuana in and around a “cat castle” near the back porch. more »

Mar 19, 2015

BOSTON, March 19, 2015— The man who shot 30-year-old Dinorris Alston dead and injured his companion three years ago was convicted of first-degree murder and other offenses today, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

A Suffolk Superior Court jury deliberated for about two days before finding MAURICE “MO” JONES (D.O.B. 12/29/93) guilty of first-degree murder, aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and unlawful possession of a firearm for shooting Alston and a female acquaintance as they sat inside the woman’s car in April 2012.  Jurors acquitted Jones of armed assault with intent to murder in the woman’s shooting. more »

Mar 19, 2015

BOSTON, March 18, 2015—The Massachusetts Appeals Court today reversed a lower court judge’s spontaneous dismissal of a drug distribution case, calling it “an abuse of discretion” and remanding the case for further proceedings.

LAURA BUTLER (D.O.B. 10/17/77) of Wakefield was observed selling her prescription gabapentin, a psychoactive medication sometimes abused as a tranquilizer, near Haymarket station on Nov. 14, 2012. A complaint issued against her the next day for two counts of distributing a Class E substance in a school or park zone. more »

Mar 18, 2015

BOSTON, March 18, 2015— A Chelsea man was indicted today for the murder 29-year-old Javier Ortiz and the non-fatal shooting of another man last year, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley announced today.

A Suffolk County grand jury today returned indictments charging HECTOR ENAMORADO (D.O.B. 10/22/78) with first-degree murder, armed assault with intent to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and unlawful possession of a firearm. more »

Mar 18, 2015

BOSTON, March 18, 2015—The woman charged with stabbing 73-year-old Winston Fields to death in his Roxbury apartment pleaded guilty today as her trial was scheduled to begin, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

ANGELIEA BROWN (D.O.B. 8/15/80) of Dorchester pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in Fields’ August 2013 homicide. Suffolk Superior Court Judge Christopher Muse indicated he would adopt prosecutors’ recommendation of a 15- to 18-year state prison sentence at a hearing scheduled for next week. more »

Mar 17, 2015

BOSTON, March 17, 2015—Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley and about 260 volunteers are preparing to climb Boston’s tallest building to support young victims of abuse, neglect, and sexual exploitation.

Suffolk prosecutors, victim advocates and others will scale the 60-story stairwell of the John Hancock Tower next weekend for the second annual Ginormous Climb, a vertical charity run to raise funds for and awareness of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Suffolk County. more »

Mar 16, 2015

BOSTON, March 26, 2015— One of two men who took part in the ambush-style murder of 44-year-old Jose Maldonado was ordered held without bail at his arraignment today, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

ISHMAEL DOUGLAS (D.O.B. 12/25/86) was arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court on a charge of first-degree murder in connection with Maldonado’s March 31 shooting death.  At the request of Assistant District Attorney Ian Polumbaum, Douglas was ordered held without bail. more »

Mar 16, 2015

BOSTON, March 16, 2015—A North Attleboro man was charged today with stabbing two other men after yesterday’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade – including one who was stabbed in the eye – was held on $15,000 cash bail today, while six others were arraigned on less serious offenses and two are the subject of active warrants for failing to appear in court, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

JOHN E. GLYNN (D.O.B. 5/4/93) was arraigned today on charges of mayhem, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Assistant District Attorney AlexaRae Wright recommended that Glynn be held on $20,000 cash bail and that his bail on an open Bristol County case charging assault with a dangerous weapon – a knife – be denied. Boston Municipal Court Judge Thomas Horgan imposed $15,000 cash bail and declined to revoke his open bail. more »

Mar 16, 2015

BOSTON, March 16, 2015— The two people convicted of taking part in the fatal beating and stabbing of 39-year-old Cherby LaJoie were today sentenced to prison, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

TARAYIAH “TIP” HUNT (D.O.B. 1/1/92) of Dorchester was convicted last month by a Suffolk Superior Court jury of second-degree murder in LaJoie’s Oct. 6, 2012, homicide.  The same jury convicted ERNEST WATKINS IV (D.O.B. 1/14/98) of Dorchester of involuntary manslaughter for his role in LaJoie’s killing.  more »

Mar 16, 2015

BOSTON, March 16, 2015—A Cambridge man who kidnapped, tortured, and tried to kill a small-time marijuana dealer by burning an apartment building down around him will continue to serve his 20-year state prison sentence, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

The Massachusetts Appeals Court last week denied an appeal by DOMONIC CAMPBELL (D.O.B. 4/15/88) and affirmed a Superior Court judge’s denial of his motion for a new trial for the 2008 attempt to ransom a Brighton man for drugs or cash. more »

Mar 16, 2015

BOSTON, March 16, 2015—The man who allegedly pulled a gun on rivals and set in motion the shooting that killed 26-year-old Dawnn Jaffier last summer was formally charged with her murder today, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

WESSON COLAS (D.O.B. 5/25/92) of Dorchester was indicted Friday and arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court today on charges of first-degree murder, armed assault with intent to murder, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. At the request of Assistant District Attorney Mark Lee, Clerk Magistrate Gary Wilson ordered him held without bail. more »

Mar 14, 2015

BOSTON, March 14, 2015—A Dorchester man has been indicted and charged with starting the chain of events that led to Dawnn Jaffier’s fatal shooting along a Dorchester parade route last summer, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley and Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans said.

The Suffolk County Grand Jury yesterday returned indictments charging WESSON COLAS (D.O.B. 5/25/92) of Dorchester with first-degree murder and armed assault with intent to murder for allegedly pulling a gun and raising it at members of a rival group in the area of Blue Hill Avenue and McLellan Street on the morning of Aug. 23. Prosecutors say a member of that second group, KEITH WILLIAMS (D.O.B. 7/13/96), pulled his own gun and fired at Colas, missing him and instead striking two bystanders: Jaffier, who was fatally injured as she stood about a block away, and a surviving victim, who was about three blocks away. more »

Mar 14, 2015

BOSTON, March 14, 2015—Two defendants indicted last year for the shooting death of 44-year-old Jose Maldonado are in custody on murder indictments after extensive efforts to locate and apprehend them, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley and Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans said.

Boston Police yesterday returned ISHMAEL DOUGLAS (D.O.B. 12/25/86) to Boston from Lewiston, Maine, where he had been held on an unrelated charge in that jurisdiction. Last night, they lodged a murder warrant against RAYMOND ARROYO (D.O.B. 3/22/92) in New York City after US Marshals returned him to the United States from the Dominican Republic, where they assisted local authorities in locating and arresting him earlier this week. more »

Mar 13, 2015

BOSTON, March 13, 2015—An Everett man has been sentenced to prison after he pleaded guilty to stabbing 44-year-old Corey Thompson eight times, killing him, during a physical altercation in Boston’s South End two years ago, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

CHRISTOPHER W. POWELL (D.O.B. 5/2/73) today pleaded guilty to manslaughter in Thompson’s Feb. 25, 2013, stabbing death and was sentenced by Suffolk Superior Court Judge Elizabeth Fahey to seven years in state prison.  Prosecutors had indicted Thompson for second-degree murder and were scheduled to take the case to trial next week. more »

Mar 12, 2015

BOSTON, March 12, 2015— Two men were ordered held without bail at their arraignment today for fatally shooting Ryan Morrissey and injuring a second man, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

DANILO SOTO (D.O.B. 7/10/93) of Dorchester and ALEXANDER SOTO (D.O.B. 9/6/97) of Charlestown were each arraigned today in Charlestown Municipal Court on charges of murder and armed assault with intent to murder.  At the request of Assistant District Attorney Mark Hallal, both men were ordered held without bail. more »

Mar 12, 2015

BOSTON, March 12, 2015—A Roxbury man who allegedly spat on an MBTA bus driver defaulted at his arraignment today, while the driver was arraigned for allegedly beating him in the head with a wooden block in retaliation, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

TERRI FELIX, 40, of Brockton was arraigned in Boston Municipal Court this morning on a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon – a chock block, a wooden block with a looped handle used as a tire stop.  She was released on her own recognizance. more »

Mar 12, 2015

BOSTON, March 12, 2015—The state’s highest court this week rejected a claim by a domestic violence murder defendant who sought financial reimbursement from prosecutors for legal fees he was never charged by attorneys who agreed to work for free, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

SHABAZZ AUGUSTINE (D.O.B. 2/19/79) is charged with first-degree murder in the homicide of his former romantic partner, 26-year-old Julaine Jules of Malden. In 2004, during the probe into that homicide, State troopers obtained cell tower records associated with his phone under the prevailing law at the time, which required only a court order and not a search warrant.

In 2012, Augustine moved to keep the jurors who would hear his case from seeing those records, claiming that investigators should have used a search warrant to obtain them. A Suffolk Superior Court judge allowed that motion and Suffolk prosecutors appealed her decision to the Supreme Judicial Court. As a result, the SJC created a new rule that cell tower records must now be obtained through a search warrant, but vacated the judge’s decision and allowed prosecutors the opportunity to prove that the detailed affidavit filed for the 2004 court order would have supported one. more »

Mar 11, 2015

BOSTON, March 11, 2015—State Police are investigating a fatal collision involving a commercial vehicle and a pedestrian at Charles Circle this afternoon.

Because the fatal collision took place on a State roadway within the City of Boston, the investigation is being led by the Suffolk County State Police Detective Unit, assisted by the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, uniformed troopers, and other State Police assets. more »

Mar 11, 2015

BOSTON, March 11, 2015— A Revere man was arraigned today for vandalizing a vintage trolley and other MBTA property across Downtown Boston, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

MARC MEADOWCROFT (D.O.B. 2/26/96) was arraigned in Boston Municipal Court today on 12 counts of defacing property in connection with seven separate incidents at several MBTA stations.  Assistant District Attorney Eric Anderson requested that bail be set at $200 on each of seven dockets – a total of $1,400 – and that Meadowcroft wear a GPS monitor and stay away from all MBTA property in the event he is released on bail.  Anderson also moved to revoke Meadowcroft’s open bail on a 2014 case out of the same court charging assault and battery on a police officer, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest after Meadowcroft failed to appear yesterday for a scheduled court date in that case.  Judge Catherine Byrne released Meadowcroft on his own recognizance with orders that he stay away from MBTA property but declined to revoke his open bail. more »

Mar 11, 2015

BOSTON, March 11, 2015—Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans and Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley today announced three arrests in connection with the shooting death of Ryan Morrissey last year.

Based on evidence developed during the course of an ongoing Suffolk County Grand Jury investigation, Boston Police last night arrested JULIO BAEZ (D.O.B. 2/28/91) of Charlestown on charges of murder for Morrissey’s homicide and armed assault with intent to murder for shooting another man, age 19, who was wounded during the shooting but survived his injuries. Baez was held without bail at his arraignment today in Charlestown Municipal Court. more »

Mar 10, 2015

BOSTON, March 10, 2015—The man who allegedly murdered William Davis in broad daylight on Dudley Street last year was held without bail at his arraignment today, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

AMIR RICHARDSON (D.O.B. 3/16/91) of Dorchester was held without bail at the request of Assistant District Attorney Tara Burdman. He is charged with murder, unlawful possession of a firearm, and possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number. more »

Mar 10, 2015

BOSTON, March 10, 2015—A large-scale investigation by Boston Police and other departments into drug distribution netted multiple arrests in Hyde Park and more than a kilogram of heroin that prosecutors say was destined for distribution across the region, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

Arraigned on trafficking charges yesterday in West Roxbury Municipal Court were: more »

Mar 9, 2015

BOSTON, March 9, 2015—The sharp eyes of two Boston Police officers led to the arrest of an East Boston man who was behind the wheel of a car that was stolen this weekend while a young child was still inside, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

RONALD SMOOT (D.O.B. 4/30/65) was arraigned today in East Boston Municipal Court on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, operating to endanger, failure to stop for a police officer, and speeding. Assistant District Attorney Janine D’Amico recommended that he be held on $35,000 cash bail. Judge John E. McDonald set $25,000 bail and ordered Smoot to undergo a competency evaluation. more »

Mar 6, 2015

BOSTON, March 6, 2015—A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted a heroin trafficker who stocked his Allston apartment with three handguns and more than 350 rounds of ammunition, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

Jurors deliberated for about five hours before convicting MARCO OVIEDO (D.O.B. 2/5/74) of three counts of unlawful possession of a firearm, four counts of unlawful possession of a large-capacity feeding device, and single counts of trafficking in more than 100 grams of heroin and unlawful possession of ammunition. more »

Mar 6, 2015

BOSTON, March 6, 2015—The man who murdered 15-year-old Germaine Rucker in an unprovoked attack will not receive a new trial, a Superior Court judge ruled today, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

In his decision, Judge Jeffrey Locke denied a new trial for KENTEL WEAVER (D.O.B. 7/29/87), formerly of Roxbury, who was convicted in 2006 of first-degree murder for fatally shooting Rucker on Wendover Street on Aug. 10, 2003. more »

Mar 5, 2015

BOSTON, March 5, 2015— A former employee at a Boston school was arraigned today on charges that he tried to murder a student in Roxbury last night, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

SHAUN HARRISON (D.O.B. 6/9/59) was charged in Roxbury Municipal Court with armed assault with intent to murder, aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, carrying a loaded firearm, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling, and possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony. more »

Mar 4, 2015

DA: Court Rejected “Science Fiction” Argument

BOSTON, March 4, 2015—The state’s highest court ruled today that investigators do not need a search warrant to conduct DNA testing on a lawfully-seized unknown sample, rejecting an argument that the DNA profiles used by law enforcement reveal private information such as genetic traits and medical conditions. more »

Mar 3, 2015

BOSTON, Feb. 26, 2015—The Dorchester woman who allegedly stabbed 26-year-old Maria Sanchez to death during an altercation outside a house party was ordered held without bail at her arraignment today, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

TAKISA MATTHEWS (D.O.B. 5/4/84) of Dorchester was arraigned this afternoon in Dorchester Municipal Court. She was charged with murder in Sanchez’s Oct. 18, 2014, slaying and armed assault with intent to murder for stabbing another woman who survived.  At the request of Assistant District Attorney Lynn Feigenbaum, Judge Debra Shopteese ordered Matthews held without bail. more »

Mar 3, 2015

BOSTON, March 3, 2015— Three people were arraigned yesterday and three more face arraignment later this month in connection with an investigation by Boston Police that uncovered two firearms, hundreds of rounds of ammunition, and more than 350 grams of illicit drugs, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

Arraigned yesterday in Dorchester Municipal Court were:

  • ANGEL SANTIAGO (D.O.B. 3/9/82) of Mattapan on two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm and one count each of unlawful possession of ammunition, heroin trafficking and cocaine trafficking.  He was also charged with possession with intent to distribute a class A substance as a subsequent offense and possession with intent to distribute a class B substance as a subsequent offense based on convictions in 2001 for possession with intent to distribute a class B drug and for possession with intent to distribute a class A substance and possession with intent to distribute a class B substance in South Boston Municipal Court last year.  He is currently serving a three year probationary period after receiving a two-year suspended sentence on those charges in December, prosecutors said.
  • JOSE SANTIAGO (D.O.B. 10/13/79) of Mattapan, charged with conspiracy to violate drug laws, and
  • ROBERTO BAEZ (D.O.B. 11/9/60) of Dorchester, charged with heroin trafficking and possession with intent to distribute a class B substance.

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Mar 2, 2015

BOSTON, March 2, 2015— The state’s highest court today affirmed the murder conviction of the man who fatally shot 20-year-old Cushings Fortuna in 2006, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

In a decision authored by Chief Justice Ralph Gants, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the second-degree murder conviction of SEAN EVELYN (D.O.B. 2/22/86), formerly of New Hampshire, in connection with Fortuna’s Dec. 31, 2006, shooting death.  more »

Feb 27, 2015

BOSTON, Feb. 27, 2015—The second defendant charged in the shooting death of 21-year-old Kenny Lamour was ordered held without bail at his arraignment today, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

DONTE HENLEY (D.O.B. 5/18/90) of South Boston was arraigned in West Roxbury Municipal Court on a murder charge stemming from the Feb. 11 homicide. As the request of Assistant District Attorney Ian Polumbaum, Judge David Breen ordered Henley held without bail. more »

Feb 26, 2015

BOSTON, Feb. 26, 2015—Anthony Spaulding, stabbed to death outside his Allston home by a man who showed up uninvited to a New Year’s Eve party, was recalled as “selfless, loving, and brilliant” as his killer was sentenced to prison today, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

BRIAN MacDONALD (D.O.B. 4/7/88) of Brighton was convicted Feb. 20 of voluntary manslaughter for stabbing Spaulding, then 22, in the chest outside Spaulding’s Pratt Street home. Assistant District Attorney Julie Higgins of the DA’s Homicide Unit recommended the maximum penalty for that offense, a term of 15 to 20 years in state prison, citing “the vicious, violent, senseless actions of the defendant” and the fact that Spaulding was unarmed when he sustained multiple stab wounds to the heart, liver, and back that went as deep as seven inches. more »

Feb 25, 2015

BOSTON, Feb. 25, 2015— A high school student from Belmont was arraigned yesterday after his weekend arrest on firearm charges, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

KENNETH MADDEN (D.O.B. 6/26/96) was arraigned in Roxbury Municipal Court on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, carrying a loaded firearm, possession of a large capacity feeding device, possession of a firearm with a defaced serial number, and trespassing.  Assistant District Attorney Caitlin Fitzgerald requested that bail be set in the amount of $25,000 and that Madden be ordered to wear a GPS, abide by a curfew, and stay away from Roxbury in the event he is released on bail.  Judge David Weingarten set bail at $7,500 and imposed all of the requested conditions of release. more »