Press Releases from the last 30 days
Aug 3, 2015

BOSTON, Aug. 3, 2015—A California man who went to trial because Suffolk prosecutors indicted his unique genetic profile before his identity was known was convicted of raping a woman in her Boston apartment – nearly two decades after the crimes occurred, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

DERRICK SCOTT (D.O.B. 4/10/78), most recently of California and formerly of Georgia, was found guilty today of rape and kidnapping for crimes he committed in 1996.  A Suffolk Superior Court jury heard evidence and testimony presented over the course of nearly three days and deliberated for one day before returning their verdicts. more »

Aug 3, 2015

BOSTON, Aug. 3, 2015—A Roslindale man wearing a GPS monitor as a condition of bail in an earlier burglary case was arraigned today for two weekend break-ins after his victims walked in on him in the act, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

ERNEST HALEY (D.O.B. 4/16/86) was arraigned today in West Roxbury Municipal Court on three counts of unarmed burglary.  Assistant District Attorney Tai Antoine requested bail of $75,000 and that Haley’s bail be revoked in an open case charging armed burglary, assault with a dangerous weapon, and assault and battery for which he was arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court in June.  Judge Ernest Sarason set bail in the amount of $7,500, revoked the defendant’s open bail, and ordered him held for violating the conditions of his probation in a 2014 case in which he was received an 18-month suspended sentence on charges of malicious destruction of property, threats, and two counts of assault and battery. more »

Jul 29, 2015

BOSTON, July 29, 2015— The man who gunned down Albert Tyler Titcomb III over a $50 debt more than two decades ago will not receive a new trial, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

In a decision released today, the Supreme Judicial Court denied a new trial for SHAWN T. FRITZ, finding that his numerous claims presented no evidence of prejudicial error during the 1996 trial resulting in his conviction for first-degree murder. more »

Jul 28, 2015

BOSTON, July 28, 2015—A Swampscott man was arraigned today in the killing of two dogs whose bodies were found behind a Revere gas station late last year, while a second man has been taken into custody on a warrant issued in connection with the case, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

JASON GENTRY (D.O.B. 7/29/80) was arraigned today in Chelsea District Court on two counts each of malicious killing of an animal and animal cruelty.  At the request of Assistant District Attorney Vincent DeMore, Gentry’s bail was set at $1,000. more »

Jul 28, 2015

BOSTON, July 28, 2015—The continued investigation into the July 2 shooting death of Raheem Ramirez has led to two murder charges against two men who had previously been charged with gun offenses, Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans and Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

LAMAR BRISON (D.O.B. 10/8/90) and ELIJAH SMALL (D.O.B. 10/29/95), both of Dorchester, are expected to face arraignment tomorrow on Roxbury Municipal Court complaints charging them with murder for the July 2 shooting that claimed Ramirez’ life at the age of 22. Both defendants are currently held on $100,000 cash bail following their July 3 arraignments for unlawfully carrying a firearm; Brison is additionally charged with misleading an investigator and motor vehicle offenses. more »

Jul 27, 2015

BOSTON, July 27, 2015—A Dorchester man was sentenced to state prison today for beating a woman with a metal chair and then colluding with his girlfriend to scare her out of testifying, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

Assistant District Attorney Gregory Henning recommended that KEITA FREEMAN (D.O.B. 8/4/71) serve six to eight years in state prison on his conviction last week for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Henning recommended an additional two and a half years in a house of correction on Freeman’s conviction for witness intimidation, with one year to serve and the balance suspended for a five-year probationary term. Henning further recommended that Freeman stay away from the victim and undergo batterer’s and anger management programs. Judge Garry Inge sentenced Freeman to a term of two to three years followed by two years of probation.

Henning recommended that Williams’ girlfriend, PAMELA FERRIE (D.O.B. 4/12/70), be sentenced to two and a half years in a house of correction for her witness intimidation conviction, with one year to serve and the balance suspended for two years. Henning also recommended that she perform 500 hours of community service. Inge sentenced her to two years in a house of correction, suspending that term for a two-year probationary period. more »

Jul 23, 2015

BOSTON, July 23, 2015—For the second time this week, a man accused in a series of violent rapes has been ordered held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

ALEJANDRO DONE (D.O.B. 9/13/68) of the South End was arraigned in Boston Municipal Court today on two counts each of aggravated rape and indecent assault and battery on a person over 14 and single counts of kidnapping, assault and battery, and assault with a dangerous weapon in connection with a 2007 sexual assault on the Esplanade.  At the request of Assistant District Attorney David Deakin, Done was ordered held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing under Ch. 278, Sect. 58A, of the Massachusetts General Laws, which allows a judge to hold a defendant accused of certain offenses without bail for up to 90 days pending trial upon “clear and convincing evidence that no conditions of release will reasonably assure the safety of any other person or the community.”  That hearing is scheduled to take place in Boston Municipal Court on July 28. more »

Jul 22, 2015

BOSTON, July 22, 2015—Eight former youth workers have been indicted on charges that they abused and threatened juveniles in custody at a residential facility in Boston Harbor last year, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

The eight defendants were employed by Volunteers of America, which was contracted by the Department of Youth Services, at the time of the alleged abuse last year. They are:

  1. JALISE ANDRADE (D.O.B. 6/8/1981) of Brockton, charged with three counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and one count each of intimidation of a witness and threats to commit a crime;
  2. JOSEPH CINTOLO (D.O.B. 6/14/1989) of Quincy, charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon;
  3. SILVIO DEPINA (D.O.B. 4/10/1978) of Brockton, charged with assault and battery, two counts of indecent assault and battery, five counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and four counts each of intimidation of a witness and threats to commit a crime;
  4. EMMANUEL FEDNA (D.O.B. 11/15/1984) of Everett, charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon;
  5. WILKENS JEANTY (D.O.B. 12/1/1974) of Quincy, charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon;
  6. HERMANO JOSEPH (D.O.B. 11/30/1990) of Taunton, charged with three counts of indecent assault and battery, two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and single counts of assault and battery, intimidation of a witness, and threats to commit a crime;
  7. AINSLEY LAROCHE (D.O.B. 10/11/1974) of Roxbury, charged with three counts each of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, intimidation of a witness, and threats to commit a crime; and
  8. RAYMOND PIZARRO  (D.O.B. 11/15/1990) of Hyde Park, charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon

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Jul 21, 2015

BOSTON, July 21, 2015—A Dorchester man was convicted yesterday of beating a woman and coordinating with his girlfriend to intimidate her into ending her cooperation with the prosecution, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

A Suffolk Superior Court jury yesterday convicted KEITA FREEMAN (D.O.B. 8/4/71) of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and witness intimidation. Jurors also convicted Williams’ girlfriend, PAMELA FERRIE (D.O.B. 4/12/70) of witness intimidation. Freeman had additionally been indicted for assault and battery on a pregnant woman; jurors acquitted him on that charge. more »

Jul 20, 2015

BOSTON, July 20, 2015–Massachusetts State Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office are working with MassDOT to expand outreach to the public through digital billboards seeking assistance identifying the unknown toddler whose body was found on Deer Island last month.

A total of 84 MassDOT-permitted billboards in 50 locations across Massachusetts will feature dedicated tip lines that may be reached by phone or text message along with a computer-generated composite image created by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Tipsters are reminded not to text while driving. more »

Jul 20, 2015

BOSTON, July 20, 2015—An alleged serial rapist who eluded capture for nearly a decade has been ordered held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing next week, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

ALEJANDRO DONE (D.O.B. 9/13/86) of the South End was arraigned in South Boston Municipal Court today on one count of aggravated rape and two counts of assault and battery in connection with a 2006 sexual assault in Joe Moakley Park.  At the request of Assistant District Attorney David Deakin, Judge Michael Bolden ordered Done held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing under Ch. 278, Sect. 58A, of the Massachusetts General Laws, which allows a judge to hold a defendant accused of certain offenses without bail for up to 90 days pending trial upon “clear and convincing evidence that no conditions of release will reasonably assure the safety of any other person or the community.” That hearing is scheduled for July 27. more »

Jul 17, 2015

BOSTON, July 17, 2015—Two men were sentenced to prison today after each was convicted of sexually assaulting children in separate cases, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

FAVIAN CRUZ (D.O.B. 9/27/76) of Revere faced sentencing today after a jury convicted him yesterday of four counts of aggravated rape of a child and two counts of indecent assault and battery of a child.  Assistant District Attorney Gloriann Moroney, chief of the DA’s Child Protection Unit, recommended that Cruz be sentenced to 20 to 25 years in prison; Judge Kimberly Budd imposed a term of 10 to 15 years in prison followed by a 10-year probationary term.  During that time, Cruz is barred from having contact with the victim or her immediate family, holding any employment or volunteer position involving unsupervised contact with children, residing with any minors, or having contact with minors unless that contact is supervised by the child’s legal guardian and Cruz has disclosed to that guardian the nature and circumstances of his crimes.  He must also register as a sex offender, complete a sex offender treatment program, and wear a GPS monitor. more »

Jul 15, 2015

BOSTON, July 14, 2015— A Mattapan man accused of exposing himself to Boston Police officers before injuring an officer during a struggle was sent for a mental health evaluation, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

CARLOS AGRINSONI (D.O.B. 6/8/83) was arraigned in Dorchester Municipal Court on charges of assault and battery on a police officer, resisting arrest, and open and gross lewdness.  Judge Serge Georges ordered him to undergo an evaluation at Bridgewater State Hospital.  Bail arguments were postponed until Agrinsoni returns to court Aug. 4 after the completion of that evaluation; prosecutors’ motions to revoke Agrinsoni’s bail on two cases out of Boston Municipal Court – each charging open and gross lewdness – will also be argued at that time. more »

Jul 15, 2015

BOSTON, July 14, 2015— A Georgia man and a Dorchester teen were arraigned today on charges they exchanged gunfire with Boston Police responding to shots fired in Mattapan last night, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

JUSTIN MARTIN (D.O.B. 5/17/94) of Conyers, Georgia, and a 17-year-old Dorchester male were arraigned today in Dorchester Municipal Court on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, carrying a loaded firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition in connection with the alleged gunfight with police last night in the area of Bowdoin Avenue and Nottingham Street.  Martin was additionally arraigned on two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon for allegedly pointing a firearm at two Boston Police officers. more »

Jul 15, 2015

Text GIRL and message to 67283, Or Call 617-396-5655

Deer Island Toddler - NCMEC Composite Image

Deer Island Toddler – NCMEC Composite Image

BOSTON, July 15, 2015—Massachusetts State Police Colonel Richard D. McKeon, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley, and Winthrop Police Chief Terence Delehanty today announced an anonymous text line for anyone who can identify a toddler-age girl whose body was found in a trash bag three weeks ago.

Tipsters should text the word GIRL followed by their tip to the number 67283. The text-a-tip line was provided by State Police but is operated by a third party vendor and does not provide authorities with any identifying information about the tipster. Tips will go directly to the Suffolk County State Police Detective Unit, which is investigating the little girl’s death.

Authorities also announced today that they have consolidated prior tip lines – which went to Suffolk SPDU, State Police headquarters, and Winthrop Police – into one dedicated phone line that goes straight to investigators. Overnight callers may leave a voice mail with their tips. That number is 617-396-5655. more »

Jul 14, 2015

BOSTON, July 14, 2015—Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley, State Police Colonel Richard D. McKeon, and Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans today announced the identification of a suspect in a series of previously-unsolved sexual assaults on the Esplanade and in South Boston.

Authorities today obtained warrants charging ALEJANDRO DONE (D.O.B. 9/13/68) of the South End with rape in connection with a series of sexual assaults on the Esplanade and in South Boston between 2006 and 2010. Done is currently held without bail pending trial in Middlesex County for a sexual assault in Cambridge and will likely be arraigned on the Suffolk charges later this week. more »

Jul 13, 2015

BOSTON, July 13, 2015— The man accused of murdering Charles Floyd was held without bail at his arraignment today, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

RICHARDSON ROBERT (D.O.B. 4/22/81) was arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court on an indictment charging him with first-degree murder in Floyd’s Jan. 26 murder.  At the request of Assistant District Attorney David Bradley, Clerk Magistrate Anne Kaczmarek ordered Robert held without bail while the case is pending. more »

Jul 10, 2015

BOSTON, July 10, 2015— A getaway driver in the 2003 shooting that claimed the lives of Jose Daveiga and Christopher Carvalho finally appeared in a Suffolk County courtroom today – nearly a decade after he fled town to avoid testifying at an associate’s murder trial, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

CARLOS SILVA (D.O.B. 3/4/83) was arraigned today on indictments charging two counts of first-degree murder in connection with the April 28, 2003, shooting that left 22-year-old DeVeiga dead and 24-year-old Carvalho paralyzed until his death four years later.  At the request of First Assistant District Attorney Patrick Haggan, Clerk Magistrate Gary Wilson ordered Silva held without bail. more »

Jul 10, 2015

BOSTON, July 10, 2015—The elderly woman who died after a physical assault in Chinatown has been identified as 72-year-old Yuzhen Lei, Suffolk County District Atrtorney Daniel F. Conley said.

Lei, a resident of Chinatown, passed away yesterday evening at Tufts Medical Center, where she had been hospitalized. Prosecutors say TAJANETTA DOWNING (D.O.B. 6/9/91) shoved her during an incident Wednesday morning, at which time she fell and hit her head on the pavement, causing a serious head injury. more »

Jul 9, 2015

BOSTON, July 9, 2015—A participant in the shooting that killed Jose Daveiga in 2003 and left Christopher Carvalho paralyzed until his death four years later has been apprehended, officials announced today.

Boston Police and US Marshals apprehended CARLOS SILVA (D.O.B. 3/4/83) this afternoon on Suffolk County indictments charging him with two counts of first-degree murder. Silva will be arraigned tomorrow morning in Suffolk Superior Court. more »

Jul 9, 2015

BOSTON, July 9, 2015—A British man was arraigned today after his alleged violent behavior forced an international flight to land in Boston, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

DARREN HALLIWELL (D.O.B. 2/28/69) was arraigned in East Boston Municipal Court on charges of disrupting the operation of an aircraft, disorderly conduct, and assault and battery.  Assistant District Attorney Emily Hamrock requested bail of $10,000 and orders that Halliwell remain alcohol-free, stay away from the victim, and stay away from Logan Airport in the event he is released on bail; Judge John McDonald imposed $5,000 bail and the requested conditions of release. more »

Jul 9, 2015

BOSTON, July 9, 2015— The man indicted for a series of sexual assaults in Allston was held on high bail at his Superior Court arraignment today, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

STEVEN LENT (D.O.B. 7/14/88), formerly of Allston and most recently of New Hampshire, was arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court this morning on charges of rape, assault with intent to rape, and four counts of indecent assault and battery in connection with four separate assaults that occurred in August 2014 and May 2015.  Clerk Magistrate Gary Wilson imposed bail of $250,000.  more »