Press Releases from the last 30 days
Apr 29, 2016

BOSTON, April 29, 2016—The woman previously charged with assaulting Kenai Whyte has been indicted for the 3-year-old boy’s murder, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

The Suffolk County Grand Jury today returned an indictment charging MARIA BUIE (D.O.B. 7/28/92) with second-degree murder for injuries she allegedly inflicted on the child shortly before he was found unresponsive in his Alpine Street home on the night of Jan. 31. The boy was rushed to Boston Medical Center, where he died of his injuries on Feb. 2. more »

Apr 29, 2016

BOSTON, April 29, 2016—As Child Abuse Prevention Month comes to a close, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley today thanked police chiefs across Suffolk County for partnering in efforts to honor survivors of child abuse.

Boston Police Commissioner William Evans, Chelsea Police Chief Brian Kyes, Revere Police Chief Joseph Cafarelli, and Winthrop Police Chief Terence Delehanty were among the local leaders who joined Conley in a social media campaign highlighting the bravery and resilience of children and adult survivors who disclosed abuse and assisted police and prosecutors in holding the offenders accountable. Most of those survivors obtained critical support from the Children’s Advocacy Center of Suffolk County, which connects victims and their loving caregivers with law enforcement, social services, clinical care, and more. more »

Apr 28, 2016

BOSTON, April 28, 2016—State Police detectives assigned to Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s office are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man found deceased in the waters of the Charles River last month.

Investigators have exhausted the traditional methods of identifying the individual, whose body was spotted floating along the Esplanade on March 10. The body is described as that of a pale-skinned, white male approximately 60 years in age, about 5’8” tall, and about 200 lbs. He was bald except for white hair on the back and sides of his head, with white facial hair. more »

Apr 26, 2016

Survivor: “What Happened to Me Does Not Define Me”

Boston, April 26, 2016—As the man who assaulted her was sentenced to life in prison, a young sexual assault survivor today declared that she will “no longer be labeled a victim,” Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

A Suffolk Superior Court jury on April 12 convicted ERROLL FOREMAN (D.O.B. 1/23/65) of three counts of aggravated rape of a child and single counts of assault and battery and witness intimidation.  Because Foreman was previously convicted of the rape and sexual exploitation of another child, Suffolk prosecutors sought a second trial in order to secure enhanced sentences for rape of a child as a subsequent offense.  At the conclusion of a jury-waived trial before Judge Linda Giles today, Foreman was found guilty of the subsequent offense and sentenced to life in prison. more »

Apr 26, 2016

BOSTON, April 26, 2016—The Massachusetts Appeals Court has rejected a serial rapist’s appeal of the Suffolk County convictions that led to his lengthy state prison sentence, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

In an unpublished decision released Friday, the Appeals Court affirmed the 2013 conviction of JOSE S. CASTILLO (D.O.B. 5/17/76) in connection with four assaults on women working as prostitutes in Chelsea during 2010.  Castillo is currently serving a sentence of 17 to 19 ½ years in state prison for aggravated rape, rape, assault with a dangerous weapon, and two counts of assault with intent to rape and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. more »

Apr 21, 2016

On Learning Victim’s Bank Card Was Used, Cops Find Suspects at Nearby ATM
BOSTON, April 21, 2016—A woman and a juvenile male were arraigned today on charges they broke into a woman’s home and robbed her at gunpoint, only to be arrested with the victim’s ATM card at a nearby bank, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

QUAKNESHA GARVIN-JOHNSON (9/30/93) of Dorchester and a 17-year-old male from Dorchester were arraigned in Dorchester Municipal Court on charges of home invasion, armed robbery, improper use of a credit card, receiving stolen property, and witness intimidation.  Garvin-Johnson is additionally charged with two counts of receiving a stolen credit card.  The juvenile faces charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, carrying a loaded firearm, assault with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery on a police officer, and resisting arrest. more »

Apr 21, 2016

BOSTON, April 21, 2016—A Roxbury man was held on $500,000 cash bail today at his arraignment on charges that he shot a second man in view of a police officer working a detail near the scene, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

DONDRE CRAWFORD (D.O.B. 12/15/95) was arraigned in Roxbury Municipal Court today on charges of armed assault with intent to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault with a dangerous weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm as a second offense, unlawful possession of ammunition, unlawfully carrying a loaded firearm, unlawfully discharging a weapon within 500 feet of a dwelling, and resisting arrest. more »

Apr 21, 2016

BOSTON, April 21, 2016—Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley will join elected officials, community leaders, and more than 100 kids for a day of fun and fair play at UMass Boston tomorrow as his annual community basketball tournament hits the court once again.

Conley’s eighth annual Basketball for Peace tournament kicks off tomorrow morning at UMass Boston’s Clark Athletic Center in Dorchester.  The event offers players a day of safe, healthy, team-oriented fun with Suffolk prosecutors, victim witness advocates, civilian investigators, and special guests dedicated to improving the lives of young people. more »

Apr 19, 2016

BOSTON, April 19, 2016—A survivor of sexual assault today expressed hope that the trial that led to the offender’s conviction would protect other potential victims – and Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said there was no question that it would.

A Suffolk Superior Court jury on Friday convicted WILLIAM BERRY (D.O.B. 9/2/74) of aggravated rape, aggravated burglary, and breaking and entering with intent to commit a felony.  At his sentencing today, Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Riley of the DA’s Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Unit recommended a sentence of 18 to 22 years in prison followed by 10 years of probation. Judge Frank Gaziano imposed a term of 12 to 16 years in prison followed by eight years of probation.  more »

Apr 15, 2016

BOSTON, April 15, 2016—The South End man charged with fatally stabbing Santo Bernabel in 2014 and then setting fire to the victim’s Roxbury home will remain held without bail, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

VICTOR MONTES-SEVERINO (D.O.B. 3/23/94) was arraigned today in Suffolk Superior Court on charges of first-degree murder and arson of a building.  At the request of Assistant District Attorney Craig Iannini of the DA’s Homicide Unit, Clerk Magistrate Lisa Medeiros ordered Montes-Severino to remain held without bail, as he has been since his Roxbury Municipal Court arraignment in connection with the case in February. more »

Apr 13, 2016

BOSTON, April 13, 2016—The repeat drug dealer and gun offender who allegedly shot a Boston Police officer earlier this year likely stopped shooting only because his gun jammed, saving the officer’s life, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

The Suffolk County Grand Jury on March 17 returned indictments charging GRANT HEADLEY (D.O.B 6/28/88) of Dorchester with armed assault with intent to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery by discharging a firearm, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawfully carrying a loaded firearm, unlawful possession of a large-capacity weapon and feeding device, unlawful possession of a firearm with a defaced serial number, distribution of a Class B substance, possession of a Class B Substance with intent to distribute, and possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony.  In light of previous convictions, Headley was additionally indicted for unlawful distribution of a Class B substance as a second or subsequent offense, unlawful possession of a firearm as a third offense, and being a Level II armed career criminal. more »

Apr 12, 2016

A Dorchester man has been sentenced to prison after admitting to setting fires in both Suffolk and Middlesex counties in an act of domestic violence, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley, Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan, and State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey announced.

ALFRED JORDAN (D.O.B.4/9/81) on Thursday pleaded guilty to arson and four counts of attempted murder resulting from offenses committed in Middlesex County and arson, attempted murder, and two counts each of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault and battery for offenses committed in Suffolk County on March 28, 2013.

Suffolk Superior Court Judge Laurence Pierce sentenced the defendant to eight years to eight years and one day in state prison followed by five years of probation, during which time Jordan must undergo mental health evaluation and treatment, drug abuse evaluation and treatment, be subject to random drug screening, complete a certified batterers intervention program, and stay away from the victims and the locations of the fires which he admitted to setting. Suffolk Assistant District Attorney Lynn Feigenbaum and Middlesex Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Dunigan had jointly requested a prison term of 14 to 15 years. more »

Apr 12, 2016

BOSTON, April 12, 2016—After releasing his final report, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley today delivered the following findings in the fatal police-involved shooting of Angelo West after West shot one officer in the face and fired additional shots at four Boston Police officers and one State Police trooper on March 27, 2015:          more »

Apr 11, 2016

BOSTON, April 11, 2016—A Dorchester man was ordered held on high bail today during his arraignment today in connection with a series of armed robberies arranged through a dating app, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

RAKEEM AUSTIN (D.O.B. 9/18/85) was arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court this morning on nine counts of armed robbery in connection with incidents that occurred between Oct. 2 and Nov. 21.  Clerk Magistrate Lisa Medeiros imposed $75,000 bail.  Assistant District Attorney Greer Spatz of the DA’s Special Prosecutions Unit had requested bail of $90,000. more »

Apr 7, 2016

BOSTON, April 7, 2016—A repeat violent offender was held on high bail at his arraignment today for shooting a man during a dispute yesterday, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

SAQUAN GAUL (D.O.B. 7/25/92) of Hyde Park was arraigned this morning in Dorchester Municipal Court on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, carrying a loaded firearm, and possession of a Class B substance as a subsequent offense based on a 2015 conviction for possession of a class B substance.  Because he was previously convicted in 2014 for assault and two separate convictions in 2012 for assault and battery on a police officer, Gaul was additionally charged as a Level III armed career criminal.

Assistant District Attorney Caitlin Grasso of the DA’s Major Felony Bureau requested bail of $250,000 with orders that Gaul wear a GPS monitor, abide by a curfew, stay away and have no contact with the victim or witnesses, and stay away from the location of the shooting in the event he is to be released on bail.  Judge James Coffey set $200,000 bail and ordered Gaul to stay away and have no contact with the victim and witnesses and stay away from the location of the offense. more »

Apr 6, 2016

BOSTON, April 6, 2016—The man who murdered Sherry Leigh Bradley in a crime of domestic violence was sentenced to life in prison today after the victim’s daughter called him an “evil man” who “came uninvited into our lives,” Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

CHHOEUT CHIN (D.O.B. 4/12/72) of Lynn was convicted Monday of second-degree murder for choking Bradley to death in 2013. The crime comes with a mandatory term of life in prison with the possibility of parole after 15 or more years. Assistant District Attorney Edmond Zabin recommended that he remain behind bars for at least 25 years, the maximum allowed by law; Suffolk Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Locke set his parole eligibility at 20 years. more »

Apr 5, 2016

BOSTON, April 5, 2016—A Dorchester man faced arraignment today after a City of Boston employee followed the man as he fled after striking a woman with his car, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

JOSEPH MORRISON (D.O.B. 12/9/87) was arraigned in Dorchester Municipal Court on three counts of leaving the scene of an accident causing personal injury and single counts of leaving the scene of an accident causing property damage, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and an inspection sticker violation.  Assistant District Attorney Brian LeBlanc requested bail in the amount of $10,000.  Judge Thomas Kaplanes imposed $5,500 bail. more »

Apr 5, 2016

One Co-Defendant Pleaded Guilty, Another Remains at Large
BOSTON, April 5, 2016—A Dorchester man faces sentencing next week after a jury found him guilty of a 2014 home invasion, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

A Suffolk Superior Court jury yesterday convicted XAVIER COLON (D.O.B. 5/16/92) of home invasion but acquitted him of two counts armed robbery in connection with the 2014 incident in Mission Hill.  He faces sentencing April 12.

A second man, KEITH GLOVER (D.O.B. 12/30/76) of Dorchester, last year pleaded guilty to two counts of armed robbery and a single count of home invasion for his role.  He is currently serving a state prison sentence.  A third co-defendant, KENNETH RODRIGUEZ (D.O.B. 9/19/91), fled Massachusetts prior to his 2014 arraignment and remains at large. more »

Apr 4, 2016

BOSTON, April 4, 2016—The Lynn man who killed 32-year-old Sherry Leigh Bradley after what prosecutors called a crime of deadly domestic violence was found guilty of murder in her 2013 homicide, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

A Suffolk Superior Court jury convicted CHHOEUT CHIN (D.O.B. 4/12/72) of second-degree murder today after about a day and a half of deliberations following about eight days of testimony. He faces a mandatory life term when he is sentenced Wednesday. more »

Apr 4, 2016

BOSTON, April 4, 2016—A thrice-convicted drug dealer was arraigned on firearm charges last week after an alert citizen reported seeing a man carrying a gun, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

JANUARIO OLIVEIRA (D.O.B 01/11/85) of Dorchester was arraigned Friday in Roxbury Municipal Court on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, possession of a firearm with a defaced serial number, and carrying a loaded firearm.  In light of three prior convictions for distribution of a Class B substance, he was additionally charges as a Level III armed career criminal. more »

Apr 1, 2016

BOSTON, April 1, 2016—Suffolk County District Attorney and Revere Police Chief Joseph Cafarelli today announced that the Everett man sought in connection with the December homicides of 66-year-old Peter Pitari and 38-year-old Cristy Johnson has been captured.

VICHETH SO (D.O.B. 10/25/79) was arrested today after Revere Police, State Police, and US Marshals received information placing So at an East Lyme, Connecticut, hotel. He was taken into custody on a warrant charging him with two counts of murder and one count of assault with a dangerous weapon.  He waived extradition during an appearance in New London Superior Court and will be returned to Massachusetts at a later date. more »

Apr 1, 2016

BOSTON, April 1, 2016—A Chelsea man was sentenced to prison today for pointing a loaded handgun at a police officer during a foot chase that followed shots fired, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

A Suffolk Superior Court jury this morning found IGOR PEULIC (D.O.B. 1/30/83) of Chelsea guilty of unlawful possession of a firearm, carrying a loaded firearm, assault with a dangerous weapon, and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building.  Judge Elizabeth Fahey sentenced Peulic to four to five years in state prison followed by 2 ½ years  in the house of correction, suspended for a period of five years.  During that time, Peulic must enroll in a GED program; work or attend school full-time; complete drug, alcohol, and mental health evaluations and treatment, remain drug- and alcohol-free subject to random testing, and not possess any firearm or dangerous weapon.  Assistant District Attorney Nicole Rimar had recommended a state prison term totaling 6 ½ to 10 years. more »