Press Releases from the last 30 days
Jul 26, 2016

BOSTON, July 25, 2016—A third defendant was arrested yesterday and arraigned today on murder and other charges connected to the shooting death last month of 17-year-old Raekwon Brown, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

JADEN WAITERS (D.O.B. 7/23/96) of Dorchester was held without bail today on one count of murder and two counts of armed assault with intent to murder, the same offenses for which his two co-defendants, JONATHAN AGUASVIVAS (D.O.B. 11/25/92) of Roxbury and BENZY BAIN (D.O.B. 12/17/91) of Mattapan, have already been arraigned. more »

Jul 25, 2016

BOSTON, July 25, 2016—A former Revere resident deported to Guatemala was held on high bail at his arraignment today, a decade after he was indicted for sexually assaulting a child and two weeks after he re-entered the United States, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

RONY VASQUEZ (D.O.B. 11/8/73) was arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court today on four counts of rape of a child. At the request of Assistant District Attorney Maryrose Anthes of the DA’s Child Protection Unit, Clerk Magistrate Anne Kaczmarek imposed bail of $100,000 and ordered Vasquez to stay away and have no contact with the victim and her family, have no contact with children under age 16, surrender his passport, and be subject to GPS monitoring. more »

Jul 21, 2016

BOSTON, July 21, 2016—Two Iowa men admitted to gun and ammunition charges today, receiving jail time and probation for bringing a shotgun and assault rifle to the Pokemon World Championship in Boston last year, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

KEVIN NORTON (D.O.B. 12/30/96) of Ames, Iowa, pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a 12-guage Remington shotgun and JAMES STUMBO (D.O.B. 4/2/88) of Boone, Iowa, pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a DPMS AR-15 rifle. Both pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of about 300 rounds of ammunition. more »

Jul 20, 2016

BOSTON, July 20, 2016— A Massachusetts couple accused of evading taxes on more than $2 million in income were arraigned today, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

HARRY WEBSTER (D.O.B. 2/26/62) of Canton was arraigned today in Suffolk Superior Court on six counts of failure to timely file an income tax return, six counts of filing a false tax return, as well as two counts each of larceny over $250 and larceny over $250 by scheme in connection with the theft of funds from his former employer.  NANCY WEBSTER (D.O.B. 2/21/57) of Hyde Park was arraigned counts of filing a false tax return.  Clerk Magistrate Anne Kaczmarek released each defendant on their own recognizance. more »

Jul 20, 2016

BOSTON, July 20, 2016—The state’s highest court has denied a new trial for the man who robbed, beat, and murdered 15-year-old Germaine Rucker but ordered that the killer be resentenced because he was a juvenile at the time of the homicide, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

KENTEL WEAVER (D.O.B. 7/29/87), who was 16 when he shot and killed Rucker in 2003, is currently serving a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole after a jury in 2006 convicted him of first-degree murder and unlawful possession of a firearm.  He will continue to serve his life sentence, but will become eligible for parole as a result of the resentencing ordered by the Supreme Judicial Court. more »

Jul 19, 2016

BOSTON, July 19, 2016— A Massachusetts couple has been indicted on charges they failed to file tax returns reporting more than $2 million in income and then filed false returns upon learning they were under investigation by the state’s Department of Revenue, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

HARRY WEBSTER (D.O.B. 2/26/62) of Canton is expected to be arraigned tomorrow in Suffolk Superior Court.  Harry Webster is charged with six counts of failure to timely file an income tax return, six counts of filing a false tax return, two counts of larceny over $250, and two counts larceny over $250 by scheme for allegedly stealing more than $400,000 from his former employer in East Boston.  His wife, NANCY WEBSTER (D.O.B. 2/21/57) of Hyde Park, is to be arraigned on five counts of filing a false tax return. more »

Jul 13, 2016

BOSTON, July 13, 2016—A suspect in the 2015 homicide of Richard Long, also accused of shooting a surviving victim and setting fire to the crime scene, was ordered held without bail at his arraignment today on murder and related charges, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

VICTOR ARRINGTON (D.O.B. 9/16/85) of Dorchester was arrested by Boston Police late yesterday and arraigned today on charges of murder, armed assault with intent to murder, and arson in connection with the March 31, 2015, incident that claimed the 37-year-old Long’s life and left a 33-year-old female injured at 332 Harvard St. in Dorchester. more »

Jul 13, 2016

BOSTON, July 13, 2016—A Chelsea man who was deported following his arrest on child rape charges 10 years ago was apprehended after he re-entered the United States yesterday, Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley, Revere Police Chief Joseph Cafarelli, and US Marshal for the District of Massachusetts John Gibbons said.

RONY VASQUEZ (D.O.B. 11/8/73) was arrested on June 18, 2006, after Revere Police found him engaged in apparent sexual activity with an 11-year-old girl known to him. The Suffolk County Grand Jury indicted Vasquez three months later after the investigation revealed additional sexual contact with the child, but he was deported by immigration authorities in the interim and never appeared at his Suffolk Superior Court arraignment. A warrant for his arrest has been in place since then. more »

Jul 11, 2016

BOSTON, July 11, 2016—A 16-year-old East Boston youth was held without bail at his arraignment today for the homicide last month of 18-year-old Blanca Lainez, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

JOSE HERNANDEZ, arrested yesterday by Boston Police, was formally charged in East Boston Municipal Court with one count of murder. Under Massachusetts law, all juveniles over the age of 14 accused of murder are charged as adults, meaning the case against Hernandez is open to the public. more »

Jul 10, 2016

Separate Death Investigation Under Way at Constitution Beach 
BOSTON, July 10, 2016–Massachusetts State Police are investigating a report of a sexual assault late last night on Massport property in East Boston, as well as an unattended death on Constitution Beach  this afternoon, State Police Colonel Richard McKeon and Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.   more »

Jul 10, 2016

BOSTON, July 10, 2016—Boston Police homicide detectives this morning arrested a suspect in the homicide last month of 19-year-old Blanca Lainez in East Boston, Police Commissioner William B. Evans and Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

Jose Hernandez, 16, of East Boston is expected to be arraigned on a murder charge tomorrow in East Boston Municipal Court, authorities said.  more »

Jul 7, 2016

BOSTON, July 7, 2016—A Dorchester man was arraigned today on a manslaughter charge stemming from the death of 45-year-old Brian Hingston as Hingston apparently tried to intervene in a fistfight, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

BRYAN McELHINNEY (D.O.B. 8/17/92), who walked into court on the June 22 indictment, was held on $2500 cash bail. Clerk Magistrate Anne Kaczmarek also ordered McElhinney to surrender his passport and remain in Massachusetts while the case is pending. McElhinney was expected to be arraigned tomorrow but the date was moved on short notice to accommodate attorneys’ schedules. more »

Jul 5, 2016

BOSTON, June 30, 2016—The former Boston resident accused of murdering Dora Brimage almost 30 years ago will likely face arraignment Thursday in Suffolk Superior Court, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

JAMES PAIGE (D.O.B. 3/28/66) has waived rendition proceedings in connection with last week’s indictment charging him with first-degree murder in Brimage’s 1987 strangulation. He is currently in custody on unrelated charges in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, where Boston Police detectives will take custody of him tomorrow. more »

Jul 5, 2016

BOSTON, July 5, 2016—A Suffolk prosecutor assigned to Chelsea District Court was honored recently for her community-minded work in and out of the courtroom, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

During the 13th Annual Suffolk Awards, held last month at Suffolk University Law School, prosecutors, advocates, civilian investigators, and support staff were honored for their outstanding efforts on behalf of the communities of Boston, Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop.

Assistant District Attorney Stacey Pichardo was recognized with the Brian J. Honan Award for Excellence in the Courtroom and Commitment to the Communities We Serve – among the highest honors presented each year, and one that Conley said every prosecutor should aspire to.  more »

Jul 3, 2016

WINTHROP, July 3, 2016–Two men are in custody and a third is in critical but stable condition after a physical confrontation at a Winthrop party ended in an overnight shooting, Winthrop Police Chief Terence Delehanty and Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

ANDREW GUILFOYLE (D.O.B. 6/3/85), the resident of the Winthrop home, and JARED DAMELIO (D.O.B. 2/25/88), a partygoer, are both charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and are expected to be arraigned in East Boston Municipal Court on Tuesday.

The victim, a 27-year-old Stoneham man, is being treated after surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital.  The preliminary evidence gathered by Winthrop and State police suggests that this man had been involved in a fistfight at the 233 Revere St. party late last night.  The man left the party and returned with others shortly after midnight. He and others in his group were unarmed.

When a second fight broke out, Damelio allegedly struck the victim in the head with a baton and encouraged Guilfoyle to “get the gun.”  Guilfoyle at this point retrieved a rifle, which he lawfully owned. Guilfoyle allegedly fired the rifle once at the victim, striking him in the upper abdomen.

Responding emergency medical technicians transported the victim to MGH with life-threatening injuries. Winthrop Police recovered the rifle at the scene. Guilfoyle allegedly admitted owning and using during the conflict.

In light of the seriousness of the victim’s injuries, Winthrop Police notified the Suffolk County State Police Detective Unit, which has jurisdiction over death investigations in Chelsea, Revere, Winthrop, and parts of Boston. Because the victim is now expected to survive, Suffolk SPDU and additional State Police assets are assisting in the investigation as it is led by Winthrop detectives.

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Jun 30, 2016

BOSTON, June 30, 2016—A rapist identified through a DNA match was sentenced to up to 30 years in prison for attacking a woman in East Boston – and will only begin that sentence when he completes his current prison sentence on an unrelated conviction, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

A Suffolk Superior Court Jury on Monday convicted THOMAS CRADOCK (D.O.B. 10/27/88) of aggravated rape, assault with intent to murder, aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and aggravated assault and battery. At a hearing yesterday, Suffolk prosecutors recommended that he serve 30 to 35 years in state prison followed by 10 years of probation. more »

Jun 30, 2016

BOSTON, June 30, 2016—The Suffolk County Grand Jury has returned indictments charging a 16-year-old juvenile with the fatal stabbing of 15-year-old Deon Hopkins earlier this year, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

The indictments, returned yesterday afternoon, charge AMARI POPE (D.O.B. 10/5/99) of Dorchester with second-degree murder and misleading a police investigator. They supersede a Dorchester Municipal Court complaint on which Pope was arraigned the day after Hopkins’ Feb. 21 stabbing death. Pope will be arraigned on the indictments in Suffolk Superior Court on July 17. more »

Jun 28, 2016

BOSTON, June 28, 2016—A drunk driver will spend up to 12 years in state prison after admitting responsibility for the death last year of 18-year-old Fritz Philogene in Dorchester, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

GREGORY McCOY (D.O.B. 1/10/88) of Dorchester pleaded guilty to manslaughter while operating under the influence, leaving the scene of a collision causing death, and leaving the scene of a collision causing injury. Assistant District Attorney Gregory Henning of the DA’s Senior Trial Unit recommended a sentence of 12 to 14 years in state prison. Suffolk Superior Court Judge Beverly J. Cannone imposed a term of 8 to 12 years. more »

Jun 28, 2016

BOSTON, June 28, 2016–Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley today delivered the following remarks on the indictment of JAMES PAIGE (D.O.B. 3/28/66) for the 1987 homicide of Dora Brimage:

“On a warm night almost 30 years ago, 19-year-old Dora Jean Brimage left a party near Prentiss Street in Roxbury.  Her body was found the next morning – September 7, 1987 – in the rear of a Warren Avenue storefront.  She had been badly beaten, sexually assaulted, and strangled to death.

“Dora Brimage’s homicide went unsolved – until now. more »

Jun 27, 2016

BOSTON, June 27, 2016—An Arlington man was arraigned today for allegedly starting a fire in close proximity to two homeless men who were saved from death or serious injury by a Good Samaritan who smelled smoke, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

MATTHEW CODY (D.O.B. 1/19/86) was indicted last week on charges of arson and attempted murder. He was arrested today by Boston Police at the Boston Municipal Court, where he was attending a court date on an unrelated case, and transported to Suffolk Superior Court, where the case will be adjudicated. more »