Press Releases from 2015
Dec 30, 2015

BOSTON, Dec. 30, 2015—Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley and Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans today released a report on homicides committed, solved, and adjudicated in the City of Boston this year, pointing to the special challenge posed by illegal firearms.

“No other weapon makes a homicide easier to commit or harder to solve,” Evans and Conley said in the report, which is “dedicated to the memory of all those who lost their lives to violence in the City of Boston, and to the families and loved ones they leave behind.” more »


Dec 29, 2015

BOSTON, Dec. 29, 2015—A second man is being sought in connection with the homicides of 66-year-old Peter Pitari and 35-year-old Cristy Johnson in a Revere apartment building earlier this month, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley and Revere Police Chief Joseph Cafarelli said today.

VICHETH SO (D.O.B. 10/25/79) of Everett is wanted on a warrant charging him with two counts of murder and one count of armed assault with intent to murder in connection with the Dec. 10 shooting that claimed the lives of Pitari and Johnson, both of Revere, and seriously injured a 38-year-old man. more »


Dec 28, 2015

BOSTON, Dec. 28, 2015— A Jamaica Plain gang member was sentenced to prison today after he admitted to injuring two women when he opened fire on a rival at a crowded MBTA station earlier this year, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

REGINALD PRICE (D.O.B. 2/18/96) pleaded guilty in Suffolk Superior Court to three counts of armed assault with intent to murder, two counts each of assault by means of a dangerous weapon and assault and battery by discharging a firearm, and single counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon on a person over 60, unlawful possession of a firearm, and unlawful possession of ammunition, all in connection with the Jan. 26 incident at Forest Hills station.  more »


Dec 23, 2015

The Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office partnered with the Department of Children and Families’ Park Street office in Dorchester to provide families served by the agency with necessities such as soaps, tooth brushes, and other wellness and beauty products.  Suffolk DA staff members donated a total of 405 items that will be distributed to DCF clients. more »


Dec 22, 2015

BOSTON, Dec. 22, 2015—A toy drive by Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s office and the Massachusetts Group Insurance Commission is putting hundreds of gifts under the tree for needy kids across Boston, Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop.

The Group Insurance Commission’s annual toy drive this year benefitted children served by the Suffolk DA’s office, which also undertook a collection of gifts for families struggling in the aftermath of violent crime. Together, the two agencies assembled a bounty of toys, games, and clothes for kids in need. more »


Dec 18, 2015

BOSTON, Dec. 18, 2015—The Suffolk County Grand Jury today returned indictments charging 2-year-old Bella Bond’s mother with being an accessory after the fact to her murder, and the mother’s boyfriend with the murder itself, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

The indictments charge MICHAEL PATRICK McCARTHY (D.O.B. 5/29/80) of Quincy with first-degree murder in the child’s homicide at 115 Maxwell Street in Dorchester. The indictments also charge RACHELLE DEE BOND (D.O.B. 7/25/75) of Dorchester with being an accessory after the fact to that murder and with larceny over $250 by false purposes for allegedly continuing to accept public assistance from the Department of Transitional Assistance after she knew of Bella’s death on an uncertain date in late May or early June of this year. more »


Dec 18, 2015

BOSTON, Dec. 18, 2015—The chief justice of the Supreme Judicial Court commended a Suffolk County prosecutor who brought to the high court’s attention an omission of testimony that went unnoticed by the trial judge and lawyers, and even the convicted defendant’s appellate attorney, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

Chief Justice Ralph Gants told Assistant District Attorney Zachary Hillman that he was “acting in the highest tradition of the prosecutive trade” when Hillman informed the court that an expert witness in the murder trial of ADAM CASSINO did not testify specifically about the statistical significance of murder victim Barbara Tagen’s unique DNA profile being found on Cassino’s shoes – an omission that could have been exploited by defense counsel. The compliment came during the Dec. 11 oral arguments on Cassino’s first-degree murder conviction. more »


Dec 17, 2015

Announces New Chiefs of Community Outreach, Victim Services

BOSTON, Dec. 17, 2015—Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley today announced the hiring of a highly-experienced prosecutor designated to work on cold case homicide investigations with Boston and State police.

John Verner, formerly of the Middlesex District Attorney’s office and Massachusetts Attorney General’s office, will take on the title of supervisor of special homicide investigations, acting as a point person for Conley’s office on unsolved homicides. He will be sworn in as a Suffolk County assistant district attorney on Jan. 4. more »


Dec 16, 2015

BOSTON, Dec. 16, 2015— The owner of a Brighton bar yesterday admitted to interfering with the investigation last year into the discovery of a critically injured patron outside his establishment, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

JOHN ROGARIS (D.O.B. 5/13/70) yesterday pleaded guilty to charges of withholding evidence during the course of a criminal investigation, witness intimidation, and two counts of misleading an investigator, all in connection with the incident at Roggie’s, Rogaris’ Chestnut Hill Avenue bar.

Assistant District Attorney David Bradley of the DA’s Senior Trial Unit recommended a sentence of two to three years in state prison followed by five years of probation. Suffolk Superior Court Judge Peter Krupp sentenced Rogaris to two years in the house of correction, suspended for a probationary period of two years, during which time he must complete 200 hours of community service.  more »


Dec 15, 2015

BOSTON, Dec. 15, 2015—Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley and a group of Boston’s elected officials yesterday gathered at an East Boston middle school to honor students graduating from anti-violence training.

Conley, Senator Anthony Petruccelli, Representative Adrian Madaro, and Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina yesterday spoke to 29 seventh graders at Mario Umana Academy, who had completed the six-week Overcoming Violence curriculum offered through Conley’s office.  Each student received a certificate of achievement for their successful completion of the course.

Overcoming Violence uses an interview documentary, site visits, group discussions, and guest speakers – including Suffolk prosecutors and victim-witness advocates, police officers, and corrections officers – to educate students about the root causes of violence as well as the long-term consequences of both positive and negative decisions. more »


Dec 14, 2015

BOSTON, Dec. 14, 2015—Local and state law enforcement and civic leaders joined together today at the unveiling of a new billboard pushing federal lawmakers to adopt the same common-sense firearm legislation that have made Massachusetts’ gun deaths some of the lowest in the nation.

Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley cited a 2013 study in the Journal of the American Medical Association that showed a strong correlation between the strength of a state’s gun laws and its rate of firearm-related fatalities – Massachusetts was at the top of the list for legislative strength and the bottom of the list for overall gun deaths. But hundreds of crime guns are transported from states with lax laws into Massachusetts each year, undercutting the efforts of legislators and law enforcement alike. more »


Dec 14, 2015

BOSTON, Dec. 14, 2015— Two men were ordered held without bail today in connection with separate murders in the City of Revere, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

MICHAEL DeLEON (D.O.B. 4/23/79) of Lynn was arraigned in Chelsea District Court on charges he shot and killed Peter Pitari, 66, and Cristy Johnson, 35, both of Revere, and seriously wounded a 38-year-old man. more »


Dec 11, 2015

BOSTON, Dec. 11, 2015—A gang associate and repeat gun offender was sentenced to up to seven years in state prison today, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

A Suffolk Superior Court jury on Wednesday convicted STEVEN E. STEPHEN (D.O.B. 4/3/90) of Dorchester of unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawfully carrying a loaded firearm.  Jurors in that trial, however, did not hear of Stephen’s 2009 convictions for those same offenses. Stephen was initially sentenced to 18 months in a house of correction and two years of probation on those charges, but violated his probation and served out an additional year.  more »


Dec 11, 2015

BOSTON, Dec. 11, 2015—Revere Police and State Police detectives assigned to the Suffolk DA’s office and Revere Police have charged a Lynn man with a shooting that left two people dead and one seriously wounded last night, Chief Joseph Cafarelli and District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

MICHAEL DeLEON (D.O.B. 4/23/79) of Lynn was arrested this afternoon. He is expected to be arraigned Monday in Chelsea District Court. more »


Dec 9, 2015

BOSTON, Dec. 9, 2015—Local, state, and federal authorities intercepted the delivery of more than 200 grams of cocaine shipped from Colombia and took a Randolph man into custody for drug trafficking, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

Boston Police, Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Suffolk DA’s office, and US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agents yesterday arrested NONSO OBIORA (D.O.B. 5/30/87) after he took possession of the cocaine, which had been secreted in Christmas-themed package sent via UPS. more »


Dec 8, 2015

BOSTON, Dec. 8, 2015—A Dorchester woman was held without bail today at her arraignment for allegedly stabbing her live-in boyfriend to death early this morning, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

VALERIE CIRILO-PEREZ (D.O.B. 11/18/90) was arraigned on a single count of murder for the fatal stabbing of 28-year-old Anthony Sinclair in their Nightingale Street residence. more »


Dec 7, 2015

BOSTON, Dec. 7, 2015—Eighteen-year-old Jonathan Reyes was shot to death in South Boston almost three years ago because he undertook drug sales that interfered with established dealers in the area, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s office said today.

JONATHAN MATOS (D.O.B. 1/1/89) of Mattapan was arraigned today on charges of first-degree murder, unlawful possession of a firearm, and unlawful possession of a large-capacity feeding device in connection with Reyes’ 2013 homicide. At the request of Assistant District Attorney Mark Zanini, Suffolk Superior Court Clerk Magistrate Gary D. Wilson ordered Matos held without bail. more »


Dec 7, 2015

BOSTON, Dec. 7, 2015—A Mattapan drug dealer is charged with multiple drug offenses after Boston Police recovered large quantities of fentanyl and cocaine when they executed a search warrant based on multiple undercover drug buys, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

TYRONE WILSON (D.O.B. 8/21/86) was arraigned Dec. 2 in Dorchester Municipal Court on charges of trafficking in a Class B substance for 19 grams of powder and crack cocaine and possession of a Class B substance with intent to distribute for 11 grams of fentanyl, all recovered in his Regis Street home.

“Massachusetts had the second highest number of fentanyl seizures in the country last year,” Conley said. “It’s a major concern for police, prosecutors, and public health officials.” more »


Dec 7, 2015

BOSTON, Dec. 7, 2015—The families of Victor Otoadese and Sean Repetto remembered the two young men shot dead three years ago as their one-time friend was sentenced to two consecutive life terms, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

Tearful victim impact statements were delivered this morning as KEON MONTEIRO (D.O.B. 3/19/89) was sentenced on two counts of second-degree murder and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm in connection with the Nov. 28, 2012, homicides. more »


Dec 4, 2015

BOSTON, Dec. 4, 2015—A suspect in the shooting death of 18-year-old Jonathan Reyes almost three years ago was arrested today after he was indicted for murder, Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans and Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley and announced.

Boston Police arrested JONATHAN MATOS (D.O.B. 1/1/89) of Mattapan this afternoon, shortly after the Suffolk County Grand Jury returned indictments charging him with first-degree murder, unlawful possession of a firearm, and unlawful possession of a large-capacity feeding device.  more »


Dec 4, 2015

BOSTON, Dec. 4, 2015—The man who gunned down Victor Otoadese and Sean Repetto in broad daylight three years ago was convicted of their murders today, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

After seven days of testimony and five days of deliberations, a Suffolk Superior Court jury convicted KEON MONTEIRO (D.O.B. 3/19/89) of two counts of second-degree murder and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm. He faces a mandatory life term when he is sentenced Monday morning. more »


Dec 3, 2015

BOSTON, Dec. 3, 2015— A Dorchester youth has been indicted for fatally stabbing 17-year-old Mason Raymond at an MBTA station, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

A Suffolk County grand jury yesterday returned an indictment charging RONALDO CEPEDA (D.O.B. 3/3/99) with second-degree murder in connection with Raymond’s Oct. 22 killing during a confrontation at Jackson Square MBTA station. more »


Dec 3, 2015

BOSTON, Dec. 3, 2015— Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley this week sent letters to U.S. Senators and Congressmen representing Suffolk County asking the legislators to support a bill that would prevent known and suspected terrorists from lawfully purchasing firearms.

In letters to Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey and Representatives Stephen F. Lynch and Michael E. Capuano, Conley urged each to support S.551/H.R.1076, the Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2015.  The legislation would allow the Attorney General to deny the transfer of firearms or issuance of firearms and explosives licenses to individuals on terror watch lists.  Under current law, these known and suspected terrorists are barred from flying but not from legally purchasing weapons.  Conley and other district attorneys across the country have contacted lawmakers asking them to pass S.551/H.R.1076 in order to close this dangerous loophole in the law. more »


Dec 2, 2015

BOSTON, Dec. 2, 2015— A Suffolk County jury today convicted a Mattapan man of motor vehicle homicide in the death of 48-year-old Walter Harris but could not reach a verdict on a more serious charge of manslaughter by motor vehicle, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

DERVIN HIBBERT (D.O.B. 1/6/61) was convicted of the charge of motor vehicle homicide while operating under the influence of alcohol in connection with the Nov. 23, 2013, crash that claimed Harris’ life.  Jurors in Hibbert’s Suffolk Superior Court trial could not reach a unanimous verdict on the charge of manslaughter while operating a motor vehicle under the influence of an intoxicating liquor under Ch. 265, Sect. 13½, popularly known as Melanie’s Law.  A mistrial was declared with regard to the charge. more »


Dec 1, 2015

BOSTON, Dec. 1, 2015—Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley hosted a sold-out screening of the award-winning documentary Can You Dig This tonight, telling attendees that the inspirational film offered ideas for alternative sentencing options in the criminal justice system.

Conley hosted the film in a 200-seat auditorium at the Loews Boston Common theater – one of the largest venues in the country for the independent film, which follows four urban gardeners in South Central Los Angeles who bring splashes of unexpected beauty and a wealth of healthy food to their community. more »


Nov 30, 2015

BOSTON, Nov. 30, 2015—Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley has concluded his investigation into the sudden death of Dominic Graffeo after Chelsea Police officers used Tasers to subdue him in the rooming house where he had barricaded himself last year.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled the cause of Graffeo’s June 26, 2014, death to be “sudden death in a person with acute cocaine, ethanol, and oxycodone intoxication following an altercation with police involving the use of electronic control devices and physical restraints.”

Conley found that the officers attempted at length to communicate with Graffeo prior to using force, requested that medical personnel come to the scene before officers entered his room, and used department-issued Tasers during the struggle that followed. more »


Nov 27, 2015

BOSTON, Nov. 27, 2015—Three repeat offenders were arraigned in Suffolk County courts on Wednesday after each was separately arrested on drug and firearms charges by Boston Police, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

CHARLES MOULAISON (D.O.B. 10/7/92) of Dorchester was arraigned on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony, trafficking cocaine, possession with intent to distribute a Class B substance as a subsequent offense, and four counts of distribution of a Class B substance.  Moulaison was charged as a Level I armed career criminal in light of a prior conviction for assault and battery in 2012, for which he served six months.  more »


Nov 25, 2015

BOSTON, Nov. 25, 2015—Two South Boston brothers were held on high bail at their arraignment today on charges they beat and urinated on a homeless man because they believed him to be an immigrant, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

SCOTT LEADER (D.O.B. 7/20/77) and STEVE LEADER (D.O.B. 8/5/85) were arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court on charges of civil rights violation while causing bodily injury, assault and battery for purposes of intimidation causing bodily injury, two counts each of assault and battery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.  Assistant District Attorney Nicole Rimar of the DA’s Major Felony Bureau asked that bail for Scott Leader be set at $100,000 and bail for Steven Leader be set in the amount of $75,000.  She also asked that, in the event either man is released on bail, they be ordered to wear a GPS monitor, abide by a curfew, stay away and have no contact with the victim, and remain drug and alcohol free.  Clerk Magistrate Gary Wilson set Scott Leader’s bail at $75,000 and Steven Leader’s at $50,000 and ordered both men to stay away and have no contact with the victim and remain drug and alcohol free during the pendency of the case. more »


Nov 25, 2015

Tens of Thousands of Dollars in Stolen Goods Recovered at Chinatown Store

BOSTON, Nov. 25, 2015—Boston Police and Suffolk prosecutors have brought what’s believed to be the first case under a new statute targeting organized retail crime, Police Commissioner William B. Evans and District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

PHUONG QUACH (D.O.B. 4/21/61) of Dorchester, FENG DENG (D.O.B. 10/25/44) of Quincy, and CINDY TRAN (D.O.B. 1/21/66) of Malden were arrested last night and arraigned today after a 10-month investigation into the purchase and sale of stolen goods at My-Tan Fashion and Super 99¢ Plus store in Chinatown. All three were charged with receiving stolen property over $250, distributing counterfeit goods, and aggravated organized retail crime under Chapter 266, Section 30D, of the Massachusetts General Laws, which was passed in April. more »


Nov 24, 2015

BOSTON, Nov. 24, 2015—A former Chelsea police officer today admitted to punching a person in his custody and lying about the circumstances of his arrest, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

FELIX RIVERA, Jr. (D.O.B. 1/14/81) of Lynn pleaded guilty to assault and battery and filing a false report as a public employee, both misdemeanors. Conley’s office recommended three years of probation on those convictions and additionally sought a felony conviction for causing injury while violating the victim’s civil rights, but Suffolk Superior Court Judge Peter Krupp continued that charge without a finding over prosecutors’ objections. If Rivera stays away from the victim, takes part in an anger management program, and undergoes a mental health evaluation and any treatment deemed necessary, the court will dismiss that charge in two years. more »


Nov 24, 2015

BOSTON, Nov. 24, 2015— A Boston man was arraigned today on charges of posing as an attorney in order to defraud clients who turned to him for legal assistance, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

DAVID KORACA (D.O.B. 12/1/67) AKA DAVID CORAZZA was arraigned today in Boston Municipal Court on two dockets, each charging larceny by scheme over $250 and unauthorized practice of law.  Judge Thomas Horgan imposed $5,000 on each docket for a total of $10,000 bail, as well as orders that Koraca wear a GPS monitor and abide by a curfew in the event he is released on bail. more »


Nov 23, 2015

BOSTON, Nov. 23, 2015—A Dorchester man was held on high bail at his arraignment today on charges that he robbed at least five men who thought they were meeting up with a woman using a social networking site, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

RAKEEM AUSTIN (D.O.B. 9/18/85) of Dorchester is charged with five counts each of armed robbery, assault with a dangerous weapon, and threats to commit a crime for the string of incidents between Oct. 14 and Nov. 21. Assistant District Attorney Michele Granda recommended that he be held on $200,000 cash bail; Dorchester Municipal Court Judge Lisa Grant set bail at $15,000 on each of the five dockets, for a total of $75,000. more »


Nov 23, 2015

BOSTON, Nov. 23, 2015— The state’s highest court today affirmed the first-degree murder conviction of the man who killed 25-year-old mental health worker Stephanie Moulton in 2011, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

In an opinion authored by Justice Margot Botsford, the Supreme Judicial Court today upheld the conviction of DESHAWN JAMES CHAPPELL (D.O.B. 9/9/83), who is currently serving a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole for stabbing Moulton to death in the Revere group home where she worked and Chappell resided.  Chappell was convicted of first-degree murder under the theory of deliberate premeditation at the conclusion of a 2013 trial in which he claimed he was not guilty by reason of insanity. more »


Nov 19, 2015

BOSTON, Nov. 19, 2015— Two Dorchester men were arraigned this week after State Police found a firearm with a defaced serial number and a ski mask hidden in a secret compartment during a motor vehicle stop, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

ROLANDO DOMINGUEZ-VELEZ (D.O.B. 9/19/88) and ELIAS PERALTA-ALMANZAR (D.O.B. 6/11/90) were arraigned in Dorchester Muicipal Court on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, carrying a loaded firearm, and possession of a firearm with a defaced serial number.  Dominguez-Velez was additionally charged with speeding, a left lane restriction violation, and unlicensed operation. more »


Nov 18, 2015

BOSTON, Nov.18, 2015— A man with a 14-page record and at least three aliases was arraigned last week as a common and notorious thief, after his arrest in a string of break-ins, making him eligible for up to 20 years in state prison, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

CHRISTOPHER FISHER (D.O.B. 5/2/66) was arraigned in West Roxbury Municipal Court on Nov. 6 on charges of larceny over $250 and two counts of breaking and entering during the daytime with intent to commit a felony in connection with two separate break-ins and arraigned again on Nov. 9 on two counts each of breaking and entering in the nighttime with intent to commit a felony, larceny over $250, and being a common and notorious thief in connection with two additional break-ins.  According to prosecutors, Fisher has an open case in the same court charging breaking and entering during the nighttime with intent to commit a felony after his arrest in February near the scene of a break-in at a home on West Street in Hyde Park.

At the request of Assistant District Attorney Kyle Siconolfi, Judge Debra Shopteese imposed bail of $5,000. more »


Nov 18, 2015

BOSTON, Nov. 18, 2015—The chief prosecutor for Durham County, North Carolina, met today with senior prosecutors from Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s office during a visit to Boston.

Durham District Attorney Roger A. Echols met with Conley’s first assistant district attorney, top homicide prosecutor, chief of professional integrity, director of victim-witness assistance, and others this morning to discuss protocols for reviewing wrongful convictions, investigating police-involved shootings, and the partnership between homicide investigators from the DA’s office and Boston Police. more »


Nov 17, 2015

BOSTON, Nov. 17, 2015—A man with five drug prior drug convictions was arraigned on new charges after his arrest amid a Boston Police drug investigation, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

ARNOLD WOODRUM (D.O.B. 11/16/59) of Dorchester was arraigned Friday in Dorchester Municipal Court on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, possession with intent to distribute a Class B substance as a subsequent offense, and being a Level 3 armed career criminal.  According to prosecutors, Woodrum was convicted of possession with intent to distribute a Class B substance in 1990, 1998, 2007, and 2010; cocaine distribution in 2004; assault and battery with a dangerous weapon in 1981 and 2004; and rape and abuse of a child in 1998. more »


Nov 16, 2015

BOSTON, Nov. 16, 2015—Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley plans to host a screening of the award-winning documentary Can You Dig This to help generate interest in community-based alternatives to drugs, violence, and other crime.

The film, from executive producer John Legend, follows four urban gardeners in South Central Los Angeles and inspires people to pick up a shovel and plant something beautiful – and healthy – in public plots or their own back yards. It won the Jury Award at the Los Angeles Film Festival and is on track to win national acclaim. The trailer is online at https://vimeo.com/129924807. more »


Nov 13, 2015

BOSTON, Nov. 13, 2015— A Dorchester man today pleaded guilty to a Roxbury armed robbery as his trial was underway, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

LIQUARRY JEFFERSON (D.O.B. 2/8/80) today pleaded guilty to charges of armed robbery while masked and leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident causing property damage.  Judge Christopher Muse sentenced Jefferson to seven years in prison followed by five years of probation. more »


Nov 13, 2015

BOSTON, Nov. 13, 2015—A woman who falsely claimed to be a victim of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings pleaded guilty to all charges today, admitting that she lied to receive nearly $40,000 in cash and benefits from public agencies and private individuals – including the students of a Mattapan elementary school, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

JOANNA LEIGH (D.O.B. 2/1/74) of Jamaica Plain admitted to five counts of larceny over $250 by false pretenses and one count of making a false claim to a government agency. Assistant District Attorney Greer Spatz recommended that she serve two to three years in state prison and pay full restitution. more »


Nov 10, 2015

BOSTON, Nov. 10, 2015— Two Iowa men were held on high bail at their arraignment today on charges they travelled to Boston game convention armed with an assault rifle and shotgun, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

KEVIN NORTON (D.O.B. 12/30/96) of Ames, Iowa, and JAMES STUMBO (D.O.B. 4/2/88) of Boone, Iowa, were arraigned this morning in Suffolk Superior Court on indictments charging each with unlawful possession of a shotgun, unlawful possession of a rifle, unlawful possession of a large capacity weapon, unlawful possession of a large capacity feeding device, and unlawful possession of ammunition.  Clerk Magistrate Gary Wilson set bail for each defendant in the amount of $150,000. more »


Nov 9, 2015

BOSTON, Nov. 9, 2015—The man accused of gunning down 30-year-old Desmond Joseph on Telford Street last month was ordered held without bail at his arraignment today, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

GAMMADA MUSA (D.O.B. 1/22/90) of Brighton was arraigned in Brighton Municipal Court today on charges of murder and unlawful possession of a firearm in Joseph’s Oct. 22 shooting death. He was shot multiple times in the area of Telford Street and Soldier’s Field Road at about 11:45 pm and pronounced dead at the scene. more »


Nov 6, 2015

BOSTON, Nov. 6, 2015— A Lynn man who admitted to being an armed career criminal has been sentenced to prison for taking part in a gunfight that began in Lynn and ended in Revere, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

ONEIS PHILLIPS (D.O.B. 10/3/80) on Wednesday pleaded guilty to charges of armed assault with intent to murder, being a Level 1 armed career criminal, carrying a loaded firearm, and two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon.  Judge Peter Krupp sentenced him to eight years in prison followed by a five-year period of probation during which time Phillips must stay away and have no contact with victims and witnesses. more »


Nov 6, 2015

BOSTON, Nov. 6, 2015— A South End man was ordered held without bail at his arraignment today in connection with a series of violent rapes between 2006 and 2010, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

ALEJANDRO DONE (D.O.B. 9/13/68) of the South End was arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court on two counts each of rape, aggravated rape, kidnapping, assault with intent to rape, and a single charge of armed robbery in connection with four assaults that occurred in South Boston and along the Esplanade. At the request of Assistant District Attorney David Deakin, Clerk Magistrate Anna Kaczmarek ordered Done held without bail. more »


Nov 6, 2015

BOSTON, Nov. 6, 2015—The Suffolk County Grand Jury has indicted two brothers on felony hate crime charges for allegedly beating and urinating on a man because they believed he was an immigrant, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

The indictments, returned late yesterday, charge both SCOTT LEADER (D.O.B. 7/20/77) and STEVE LEADER (D.O.B. 8/5/85), both of South Boston, with civil rights violations while causing bodily injury, a charge that carries up to 10 years in state prison. The indictments also charge both men with assault and battery for purposes of intimidation causing bodily injury, two counts each of assault and battery, and two counts each of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. more »


Nov 5, 2015

BOSTON, Nov. 5, 2015—A former Dorchester man drove an elderly woman to a Boston homeless shelter after stealing more than $117,000 in profits from the sale of her family’s Mattapan home, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

KYLE PAM (D.O.B. 6/16/88) was arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on charges of larceny over $250 from an elderly person, perjury, embezzlement by a fiduciary, and money laundering.  Assistant District Attorney Andrew Doherty requested bail of $50,000; Judge Peter Coyne set $10,000 bail and ordered Pam to stay away from the victims and take no action as the personal representative of the estates of the victims’ deceased relatives. more »


Nov 5, 2015

BOSTON, Nov. 5, 2015—Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley and his colleagues across Massachusetts today expressed their unanimous support for legislation proposed by Governor Charlie Baker to tackle a statewide epidemic of opioid abuse.

“As law enforcement officials, we see first-hand every day the devastating effect of heroin, fentanyl, OxyContin, and other opioids on individuals and communities,” Conley wrote on behalf of the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association to Senator Jennifer Flanagan and Representative Elizabeth Malia, chairs of the Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse. “While law enforcement must and does play a vital role in response to this problem, it cannot operate alone or in isolation.” more »


Nov 5, 2015

BOSTON, Nov. 5, 2015—A Milton man was convicted yesterday of stabbing three people outside a Theater District nightclub, and faces an enhanced penalty for carrying a dangerous weapon as a repeat offender, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

After a week-long trial, a Suffolk Superior Court jury yesterday convicted NJISANE CHAMBERS (D.O.B. 9/29/87) of three counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon for the June 7, 2014, incident.  At a second set of proceedings yesterday afternoon, jurors convicted him of carrying a dangerous weapon – a knife – as a second or subsequent offense based on a 2006 conviction for unlawfully carrying a firearm. more »


Oct 30, 2015

An East Boston man was arraigned this week on charges he broke into a Trenton Street apartment, then claimed to the resident that he was a police officer, Suffolk County Daniel F. Conley said.

RALPH GASKELL (D.O.B. 4/30/52) was arraigned Wednesday in East Boston Municipal Court on charges of breaking and entering a building during the daytime with intent to commit a felony and impersonating a police officer.  Prosecutors requested bail of $25,000; Judge John McDonald set bail at $2,500. more »


Oct 30, 2015

BOSTON, Oct. 30, 2015—A Suffolk County prosecutor who also serves in the Army National Guard was promoted to the rank of major today during a ceremony at the Boston Veterans Treatment Court, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

Assistant District Attorney Brett D. Walker, a two-time recipient of the Bronze Star Medal and veteran of active duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, was formally elevated from his prior rank of captain this morning alongside defendants currently obtaining treatment and services through the Veterans Court. A Suffolk prosecutor since 2013, Walker is one of two combat veterans assigned to the program, which provides supervision to veterans who are charged with low-level criminal offenses in the City of Boston. more »


Oct 29, 2015

BOSTON, Oct. 29, 2015—A Somerville man was arraigned today on charges he stabbed another man during an early morning fight in the North End, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

EVAN COBB (D.O.B. 2/16/93) was arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and carrying a dangerous weapon.  Assistant District Attorney Anthony Rizzo requested bail of $10,000; Judge Catherine Byrne released Cobb on his own recognizance. more »


Oct 27, 2015

BOSTON, Oct. 27, 2015—A Needham resident and his Dorchester associate were arraigned today on armed robbery and related charges after they allegedly robbed a man at gunpoint while wearing masks, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

KOSTYA RAGIN (D.O.B. 12/27/95) of Needham and ANDRONIQUE DOSSANTOS (D.O.B. 2/26/97) of Dorchester were arraigned today in Dorchester Municipal Court on charges of armed robbery while masked and assault with a dangerous weapon. Ragin was additionally charged with assault and battery.

Assistant District Attorney Julien Mundele recommended $50,000 cash bail for each defendant, plus orders that they wear GPS monitoring devices and stay away from the location of the offense, and abide by a curfew if they post that amount. Judge Serge Georges, Jr., imposed $3,500 bail for Ragin and $2,500 for Dossantos, with all of the requested conditions of release for both defendants. more »


Oct 27, 2015

BOSTON, Oct. 27, 2015—Two men have been sentenced to prison in the 2012 killing of 42-year-old Orlando Guerrero during a robbery in Boston’s South End, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

LUIS DIAZ (D.O.B. 8/9/84) on Wednesday pleaded guilty to charges of manslaughter, armed robbery, unlawful possession of a firearm, and unlawful possession of ammunition in connection with Guerrero’s shooting death.  Suffolk Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Locke sentenced him to 15 to 17 years in state prison followed by two years of probation, during which he must remain drug-free and undergo any drug treatment deemed necessary. more »


Oct 26, 2015

BOSTON, Oct. 26, 2015—A woman who allegedly shot and killed her uncle, 49-year-old Clive Francis, was ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation at her arraignment today on a murder charge, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

YVONNE LEWIS, 36, is accused of shooting Davis on Saturday afternoon at the Hyde Park home of a relative with whom she had been staying. After she spoke with the West Roxbury Municipal Court clinician, Judge Kathleen Coffey ordered the 20-day evaluation at a secure facility. more »


Oct 26, 2015

BOSTON, Oct. 26, 2015— A Domestic Violence Awareness Month fundraiser organized by members of the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office last week raised more than $2,100 to support the city’s largest provider of services to domestic violence survivors, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

The second annual fundraiser for Casa Myrna Vazquez, organized by Christine Berardino and Kerry Kolditz of the DA’s Victim Witness Assistance Program, netted a total of $2,140 in ticket sales and raffle purchases.  More than 80 people attended the event Friday at the Bell in Hand Tavern to support efforts to provide survivors of domestic violence shelter, housing assistance, financial literacy education, counseling, and legal advocacy to help them achieve safety and self-sufficiency. more »


Oct 23, 2015

BOSTON, Oct. 23, 2015—A 16-year-old Dorchester youth was held without bail today on a murder charge stemming from the fatal stabbing of Mason Raymond at Jackson Square station, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

RONALDO CEPEDA (D.O.B. 3/3/99) was arraigned in Roxbury Municipal Court for the incident yesterday afternoon. Although he is a juvenile, Massachusetts law mandates that all murder defendants aged 14 or older are charged as adults. more »


Oct 23, 2015

BOSTON, Oct. 23, 2015—The Boston Police officer who fired on Remis Michael Andrews during a domestic violence call did so only after Andrews lunged at him with two large knives and a carving fork in an enclosed space, and will not face criminal charges, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said at the conclusion of his investigation into the fatal shooting.

“Specifically, the investigation revealed that Officer [David] Hansford was confronted with an armed and aggressive individual in extremely close quarters and responded to an immediate threat of death or great bodily injury to himself, his fellow officers, and five other people in the apartment,” Conley wrote in a report memorializing his findings. more »


Oct 21, 2015

BOSTON, Oct. 21, 2015—A man who struck a Boston Police officer with a stolen police cruiser two years ago has been sentenced to more than a decade in prison, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

WILFREDO RODRIGUEZ (D.O.B. 10/20/75) today pleaded guilty to charges of armed assault with intent to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, larceny of a motor vehicle, negligent operation, leaving the scene of an accident causing personal injury, resisting arrest, larceny over $250, larceny under $250, and two counts of breaking and entering a motor vehicle in the nighttime with intent to commit a felony.  Suffolk Superior Court Judge Peter Krupp sentenced Rodriguez to 10 to 12 years in state prison, which will run concurrently with a five-year sentence he is currently serving after he violated the terms of his probation on an earlier larceny case. more »


Oct 20, 2015

BOSTON, Oct. 20, 2015—Three people have been arraigned in connection with the exchange of gunfire outside a crowded MBTA station last week, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

KISEAN PARKER (D.O.B. 8/13/97) of Roxbury and KEVASIA LOWE (D.O.B. 9/15/97) of Mattapan were arraigned yesterday in West Roxbury Court. ROBERT ACOSTA (D.O.B. 9/14/97) appeared for arraignment in the same courthouse today in connection with the shots fired during the Friday morning rush near Forest Hills MBTA Station. more »


Oct 20, 2015

BOSTON, Oct. 20, 2015—Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley today invited non-profit organizations that work with kids and teens to apply for his annual series of cash awards that provide the young people of Boston, Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop with constructive alternatives to crime and drug use.

The annual funds, which total $50,000 this year, are disbursed from Conley’s Asset Forfeiture Community Reinvestment Program. The program takes cash and assets seized in drug trafficking prosecutions and awards them to non-profit organizations that help Suffolk County’s young people avoid drugs, gangs, and other risky activity. more »


Oct 20, 2015

BOSTON, Oct. 20, 2015—A Quincy livery driver was sentenced to prison yesterday for kidnapping, raping, and stealing from a female passenger in South Boston last year, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

SAID SAID (D.O.B. 2/3/74) a.k.a HASHI K. SAID faced sentencing yesterday after a Suffolk Superior Court jury last month found him guilty of aggravated kidnapping, aggravated rape, indecent assault and battery, assault and battery, larceny from a person, and improper use of a credit card over $250.  Assistant District Attorney Amy Martin of the DA’s Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Unit requested a term of 10 to 15 years in state prison followed by 10 years of probation. Judge Garry Inge imposed a sentence of six to eight years in state prison followed by 10 years of probation.  more »


Oct 16, 2015

BOSTON, Oct. 16, 2015—One month to the day after Luis Bodden-Maximo was shot dead, three men were ordered held without bail in connection with his Mission Hill homicide, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

LEE GILL (D.O.B. 8/19/91) of Natick, JEROME MEADE (D.O.B. 1/21/94) of Lynn, and JAVIER SMITH (D.O.B. 3/9/96) of Roxbury were arraigned on murder charges today in West Roxbury Municipal Court. Meade was additionally arraigned on a count of unlawful possession of a firearm. The charges relate to Bodden-Maximo’s Sept. 16 shooting death in the parking lot of 1620 Tremont St. more »


Oct 15, 2015

BOSTON, Oct. 15, 2015—A former Dorchester youth hockey coach was arraigned today on charges he sexually assaulted a young player after taking the boy under his wing, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

ROBERT RICHARDSON (D.O.B. 12/8/53) appeared on a summons to Suffolk Superior Court, where he was formally charged with three counts of rape of a child.  Clerk Magistrate Gary Wilson set bail in the amount of $500 and ordered Richardson to have no direct or indirect contact with the victim. more »


Oct 14, 2015

BOSTON, Oct. 14, 2015—A once-prominent hockey coach has been indicted for allegedly sexually assaulting a young player during the 1990s, a series of offenses that the victim disclosed to authorities for the first time last year, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

The indictments, returned Sept. 30, charge ROBERT RICHARDSON (D.O.B. 12/8/53) of Dorchester with three counts of rape of a child for offenses beginning in 1991, when the victim was 13 years old. He will be arraigned tomorrow in the Magistrate’s Session of Suffolk Superior Court. more »


Oct 14, 2015

BOSTON, Oct. 14, 2015—Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s top courtroom prosecutor today laid out the once-cold case of Lena Bruce, whose murder more than 20 years ago was solved with the help of DNA evidence unavailable when she was found dead in her South End home.

First Assistant District Attorney Patrick Haggan told Suffolk Superior Court Clerk Magistrate Gary Wilson that JAMES WITKOWSKI (D.O.B. 11/27/72) had been identified as a suspect after a DNA match between crime scene evidence and a sample he was ordered to provide in light of two felony convictions. more »


Oct 14, 2015

BOSTON, Oct 14, 2015—Barbara Coyne was remembered by her family as a loving matriarch and fighter to the moment she was brutally murdered as the man who killed her was sentenced to life in prison today.

TIMOTHY KOSTKA (D.O.B.4/28/85) of South Boston was sentenced today after a Suffolk Superior Court jury on Friday found Kostka guilty of first-degree murder and home invasion for killing 67-year-old Coyne during a robbery of her East 7th Street home on April 16, 2012.  Judge Mitchell Kaplan imposed a term of life in prison without the possibility of parole – the mandatory sentence for murder one – and a concurrent term of 20 to 25 years in prison on the offense of home invasion.  Assistant District Attorney Ursula Knight, chief of the DA’s Elders and Persons with Disabilities Unit, had asked Kaplan to impose the sentences to run consecutively. more »


Oct 9, 2015

BOSTON, Oct. 9, 2015—A South Boston man has been convicted of all charges in the homicide of 67-year-old Barbara Coyne during a 2012 robbery at her East 7th Street home, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

After about two full days of deliberations, a Suffolk Superior Court jury today found TIMOTHY KOSTKA (D.O.B.4/28/85) guilty of home invasion and first-degree murder under the theories of deliberate premeditation and extreme atrocity or cruelty in Coyne’s stabbing death.  Sentencing will take place Wednesday, at which time Judge Mitchell Kaplan is expected to impose the mandatory term for first-degree murder of life in prison without the possibility of parole. more »


Oct 8, 2015

BOSTON, Oct. 8, 2015—A West Roxbury man with a six-month jail term hanging over his head was arraigned in his hospital bed today on charges he stabbed two men after being asked to leave a neighborhood grocery store, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

KRISTOPHER SODERBERG (D.O.B. 11/18/76) was arraigned in his hospital bed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center on a charge of armed assault with intent to rob and two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.  At the request of Assistant District Attorney Christina Kemp, West Roxbury Municipal Court Justice Kathleen Coffey imposed bail of $10,000 and ordered Soderberg to remain alcohol-free subject to random alcohol screening, stay away and have no contact with his victims, and stay away from Familia Grocery in the event he is released on bail.  Soderberg was additionally ordered held without bail pending a hearing on the violation of his suspended sentence.  more »


Oct 8, 2015

BOSTON, Oct. 8, 2015—A Dorchester man who was driving without a license has been indicted for manslaughter and other offenses in the crash that killed 18-year-old Fritz Philogene, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

The Suffolk County Grand Jury returned indictments charging GREGORY McCOY (D.O.B. 1/10/88) with manslaughter while operating under the influence, leaving the scene of a collision causing death, leaving the scene of a collision causing injury, and reckless operation of a motor vehicle. McCoy is expected to be arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court tomorrow. more »


Oct 7, 2015

BOSTON, Oct. 7, 2015—A man was held on high bail for assault with intent to murder and other charges in an assault that left the victim with life-threatening injuries, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

ATHONY BURGOS (D.O.B. 11/24/69) a.k.a ANTONIO BURGOS, who has no fixed address, was arraigned yesterday in Boston Municipal Court on charges of assault with intent to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury, and other offenses.  Assistant District Attorney Dana Pierce requested that Burgos’ bail be set at $100,000 and that his bail be revoked in an open case out of the same court.  Judge Sally Kelly imposed $50,000 bail and revoked Burgos’ open bail. more »


Oct 6, 2015

BOSTON, Oct. 6, 2015—Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley today delivered the following testimony to the Joint Committee on the Judiciary in support of House Bill 1577, An Act Relative to Gender Identity and Nondiscrimination, and Senate Bill 735, An Act Relative to Transgender Anti-Discrimination: more »


Oct 2, 2015

BOSTON, Oct. 2, 2015—More than four years after 28-year-old Terrance Johnson was shot to death in Dorchester, the Suffolk County Grand Jury has indicted his alleged killer for first-degree murder, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley and Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans announced.

The indictment, returned yesterday, charges JOAO F. VICENTE (D.O.B. 8/15/89) with shooting Johnson in the back of the head near the corner of Humphreys Street and Humphreys Place just after 8:10 p.m. on the night of May 31, 2011, killing him. Vicente allegedly fled the scene on foot, then travelled almost immediately to Springfield, Massachusetts. more »


Oct 2, 2015

BOSTON, Oct. 2, 2015—The man who murdered off-duty corrections officer Sgt. Richard Dever outside a Charlestown bar will not receive a new trial, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

In a decision re-issued yesterday after being withdrawn earlier this year, the Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the first-degree murder conviction of FRANCIS X. LANG (D.O.B. 10/27/74) of Charlestown in the 2005 stabbing death of 35-year-old Dever. more »


Oct 1, 2015

BOSTON, Sept. 23, 2015—Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley today delivered the following remarks on the indictment of JAMES WITKOWSKI (D.O.B. 11/27/72) for the 1992 murder of 21-year-old Lena Bruce in Boston’s South End:

“More than a quarter century ago, a young woman named Lena Bruce came to the Boston area from her hometown of Philadelphia to study at Tufts University. She graduated with honors in May of 1992, the only African American woman in her class to receive a degree in electrical engineering. more »


Sep 30, 2015

BOSTON, Sept. 30, 2015—A Dorchester teen out on bail in a pending gun case had that bail revoked after he was arrested on new firearm charges Monday, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

The 17-year-old male from Dorchester was arraigned yesterday in the juvenile division of Dorchester Municipal Court on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, and carrying a loaded firearm.  At the request of Assistant District Attorney Adam Foss, Judge Peter Coyne set bail in the amount of $20,000 and revoked the juvenile’s open bail in a January gun case.  more »


Sep 28, 2015

BOSTON, Sept. 23, 2015—More than two decades after he sexually assaulted a young child living in his home, a Dorchester man has been sentenced to state prison and the adult survivor of his abuse declared herself “liberated,” Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

OLEN PETERSON (D.O.B. 1/11/58) was convicted Sept. 18 of one count of rape of a child and three counts of indecent assault and battery of a child. Assistant District Attorney Alissa Goldhaber of the DA’s Child Protection Unit recommended that Peterson serve 12 to 15 years in prison followed by 10 years of probation with strict conditions intended to ensure he does not reoffend.  more »


Sep 23, 2015

BOSTON, Sept. 23, 2015—A former funeral director who continued to operate without a license was sentenced to prison today for stealing nearly $150,000 from clients and storing the remains of 12 bodies in a Weymouth storage facility, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

During an appearance today in Suffolk Superior Court, JOSEPH V. O’DONNELL (D.O.B. 9/10/58) today pleaded guilty to charges of:

  • Unlicensed practice of funeral direction,
  • Larceny over $250,
  • Larceny by scheme,
  • Fiduciary embezzlement by scheme – a charge covering the theft of nearly $150,000 from 31 victims,
  • Four counts of forgery,
  • Four counts of uttering,
  • Four counts of common law uttering,
  • Four counts of filing a false death certificate,
  • Six counts of larceny of over $250 from a disabled person,
  • 11 counts of larceny of over $250 from a person over 60, and
  • 12 counts of improper disposal of a human body

more »


Sep 22, 2015

BOSTON, Sept. 22, 2015—A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted a livery cab driver of kidnapping, raping, and stealing from a female passenger last year, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

Jurors deliberated for approximately three hours before finding SAID SAID (D.O.B. 2/3/74) a.k.a HASHI K. SAID of Quincy guilty of aggravated kidnapping, aggravated rape, indecent assault and battery, assault and battery, larceny from a person, and improper use of a credit card over $250.  He faces sentencing Oct. 1. more »


Sep 22, 2015

BOSTON, Sept. 21, 2015—The South End man linked by DNA evidence to a series of sexual assaults has been charged in a nine-count indictment for the four attacks on women during a four-year period, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

The Suffolk County Grand Jury today returned nine indictments charging ALEJANDRO DONE (D.O.B. 9/13/86) of the South End with:

  • Rape in connection with an assault in Joe Moakley Park on July 29, 2006;
  • Rape and assault with intent to rape for a June, 16, 2007, attack along the Esplanade;
  • Aggravated rape, assault with intent to rape, kidnapping, and armed robbery in connection with a July 29, 2007, attack along the Esplanade;
  • And aggravated rape and kidnapping for an assault near Preble Circle on June 13, 2010.

more »


Sep 21, 2015

BOSTON, Sept. 21, 2015— A Westwood man accused of sexually assaulting a woman in the Fenway area was held without bail pending the outcome of a dangerousness hearing later this week, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

MICHAEL PURPURA (D.O.B. 06/22/79) was arraigned in Roxbury Municipal Court today on a charge of aggravated rape for a Sept. 15 assault in the area of Queensberry Street.  At the request of Assistant District Attorney Rebecca Corke of the DA’s Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Unit, Judge David Poole ordered that Purpura be held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing under Chapter 276, Section 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 at 2:00 p.m. Thursday. more »


Sep 21, 2015

BOSTON, Sept. 21, 2015—The mother of 2-year-old Bella Bond was held on $1 million dollars’ cash bail as an accessory after the fact to her murder, and the woman’s boyfriend was ordered held without bail for the murder itself, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

Dorchester Municipal Court Judge Thomas Kaplanes imposed the bail orders at the arraignments of MICHAEL PATRICK McCARTHY (D.O.B. 5/29/80) of Quincy and RACHELLE DEE BOND (D.O.B. 7/25/75) of Dorchester on the request of Assistant District Attorney David Deakin, chief of the DA’s Family Protection and Sexual Assault Bureau. more »


Sep 18, 2015

BOSTON, Sept. 18, 2015–Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley today delivered the following remarks on the identification of Bella Bond, known only as “Baby Doe” after her body was found in a trash bag almost three months ago, and charges against two defendants: more »


Sep 14, 2015

BOSTON, Sept. 14, 2015—The man accused of stabbing 29-year-old Sean Dwyer to death outside his Dorchester barbershop was arraigned on a murder indictment today, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

DOMINIC SHINER (D.O.B. 1/6/82) was arraigned on one count of first-degree murder in connection with Dwyer’s Dec. 12, 2014, homicide. At the request of Assistant District Attorney Julie Higgins, Clerk Anne Kaczmarek ordered him held without bail pending trial. more »


Sep 8, 2015

BOSTON, Sept. 8, 2015—The young man found with fatal stab wounds on Constitution Beach yesterday has been identified as 15-year-old Wilson Martinez of East Boston, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

State Police homicide detectives assigned to Conley’s office are investigating Martinez’ death after his body was discovered yesterday morning. The Suffolk County State Police Detective Unit is assigned because Constitution Beach is State property overseen by the Department of Conservation and Recreation. more »


Sep 8, 2015

BOSTON, Sept. 8, 2015—The man serving a life sentence for murdering 28-year-old Jeff Santiago as he lay wounded on the floor of a Chelsea strip club in 2008 will not receive a new trial, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

The Supreme Judicial Court today issued a decision affirming the 2010 first-degree murder conviction of JESSE CAMACHO (D.O.B. 5/7/87) of East Boston in Santiago’s shooting death and the non-fatal shootings of another man and an employee of King Arthur’s Lounge after a physical altercation prompted by an associate of Santiago. more »


Sep 8, 2015

BOSTON, Sept. 7, 2015–State Police detectives assigned to Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s office are investigating an apparent fatal stabbing on Constitution Beach this morning.

The Suffolk County State Police Detective Unit — along with uniformed troopers from the Revere barracks, the Crime Scene Services Section, Marine Unit, and other State Police assets — responded to an area of the beach near the East Boston Yacht Club after a passerby observed the body of an adult male near the waterline. more »


Sep 3, 2015

BOSTON, Sept. 3, 2015—A man on probation for one OUI case and in default on another will be held without bail for at least 60 days after allegedly striking a woman with his car and speeding away from the scene, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

WILLIAM DAVIS WATSON (D.O.B. 4/15/78) of South Boston was arraigned in South Boston Municipal Court today on charges of operating with a suspended license, leaving the scene of a collision causing injury, and the civil offense of failing to stop at a crosswalk. The charges stem from a collision yesterday evening in which he allegedly hit a 60-year-old South Boston woman on William Day Boulevard. more »


Sep 1, 2015

BOSTON, Sept. 1, 2015—Scientists have completed another round of specialized testing that may offer some information on the unidentified toddler found dead on Deer Island this summer, but the results are preliminary and require further study, authorities said today.

Stable isotope ratio analysis compares residual oxygen isotopes in human hair and teeth with known levels in drinking water across various geographic locations. As part of their investigation into the unknown child’s identity, State Police Detectives assigned to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office submitted evidentiary samples to a Utah lab that specializes in this analysis. more »


Aug 31, 2015

BOSTON, Aug. 31, 2015—Three men were arraigned today in connection with the shooting death of 20-year-old Jean Louis, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. more »


Aug 24, 2015

BOSTON, August 24, 2015— Two Iowa men were ordered held pending a dangerousness hearing during their arraignment today on charges of gun possession after they allegedly made threats against a weekend game convention, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

KEVIN NORTON (D.O.B. 12/30/96) of Ames, Iowa, and JAMES STUMBO (D.O.B. 4/2/88) of Boone, Iowa, were arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, and unlawful possession of a large capacity rifle. more »


Aug 21, 2015

BOSTON, Aug. 21, 2015—An armed gunman opened fire on two plainclothes Boston Police officers in the moments before he was killed during a Dorchester gunfight, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said in his final report on the fatal shooting of Roudy Hendricks.

The report summarizing the sequence of events in the Aug. 7, 2013, incident was released today after Conley and the lead prosecutor on the case met with Hendricks’ family to explain their finding that “Officer [Harry] Jean’s discharge of his service weapon in return was a reasonable and lawful exercise of self-defense and defense of another against Mr. Hendricks’s armed assault.” more »


Aug 19, 2015

BOSTON, August 19, 2015— A Dorchester woman who allegedly struck three officers with a car while fleeing the scene of an apparent drug transaction was arraigned this week on firearm and other charges, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

SAMARA FIGUEROA (D.O.B. 10/28/78) was arraigned Monday in Roxbury Municipal Court on three counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and single counts of trafficking cocaine, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, carrying a loaded firearm, possessing a firearm in the commission of a felony, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, failure to stop for police, and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.  Her co-defendant, JUAN ORTIZ (D.O.B. 11/30/92) of Salem, was arraigned on charges of possession with intent to distribute a Class B substance. more »


Aug 18, 2015

BOSTON, Aug. 18, 2015—The Supreme Judicial Court today reversed a judge’s order that would have kept cell tower records out of evidence in the 2004 domestic violence murder of Julaine Jules, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

The 20-page decision, authored by Justice Margot Botsford for the unanimous court, vacates an order by Superior Court Judge Peter Krupp, who last year ruled that an affidavit by Massachusetts State Police investigating Jules’ murder had not established probable cause to believe that the cell tower records would produce evidence in the case or aid in the apprehension of the person responsible – in this case, prosecutors allege, SHABAZZ AUGUSTINE (D.O.B. 2/19/79), Jules’ one-time romantic partner. more »


Aug 14, 2015

BOSTON, August 14, 2015— The Massachusetts Appeals Court today rejected the appeal of a drug dealer convicted by jurors who were fully informed of malfeasance by disgraced former chemist Annie Dookhan, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

The Appeals Court affirmed the 2013 conviction of TRAVIS CURRY (D.O.B. 9/16/85) on charges of distribution of Class A substance and possession with intent to distribute a Class A substance.  more »


Aug 13, 2015

BOSTON, August 13, 2015—A former East Boston man currently in prison was arraigned today after his DNA was matched to a 2011 rape and beating that left the victim with a traumatic brain injury, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

THOMAS CRADOCK (D.O.B. 10/27/88) was arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court this morning on charges of aggravated rape, aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, aggravated assault and battery, and armed assault with intent to murder.  At the request of Assistant District Attorney Tara Burdman of the DA’s Senior Trial Unit, Clerk Magistrate Gary Wilson imposed bail of $100,000. more »


Aug 13, 2015

BOSTON, August 13, 2015— The state’s highest court today affirmed the Suffolk County convictions of two men who trafficked three women for sex – the first convictions secured under the state’s human trafficking law.

In affirming the 2014 convictions of TYSHAUN McGHEE (D.O.B. 10/10/80) and SIDNEY McGEE (D.O.B. 2/11/84), both of Roxbury, the Supreme Judicial Court upheld the constitutionality of the state’s human trafficking statute. The statute, passed in late 2011, created the offense of trafficking in persons for sexual servitude.  more »


Aug 12, 2015

BOSTON, Aug. 12, 2015—Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley’s 13th annual Soccer for Peace tournament kicks off in Dorchester tomorrow, bringing area kids together for a day of safe, healthy fun – and, for the first time, a match between Boston police officers and Suffolk prosecutors.

In addition to members of Conley’s office, New England Revolution goalkeeper Brad Knighton and defender London Woodberry will attend the annual event and be available to take photos with the kids and teens.  more »


Aug 11, 2015

BOSTON, Aug. 11, 2015—A man who shot and killed an innocent bystander two years ago when he opened fire on rivals attacking his friend admitted his guilt today, accepting a state prison sentence rather than face trial, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

JAEL ROMERO (D.O.B. 5/30/90), who claimed addresses in Chelsea and Roxbury, pleaded guilty to three counts of manslaughter for causing the deaths of Ana Cruz, Felix Garcia Jr., and Brian Tirado in the early morning hours of June 22, 2013. He also pleaded guilty to single counts of unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawfully carrying a loaded firearm. Judge Garry Inge sentenced him to a term of 13 to 16 years in state prison. more »


Aug 11, 2015

BOSTON, Aug. 11, 2015—A man who allegedly assaulted seven Revere Police officers, sending two to the hospital, and damaged a booking room metal detector was held on high bail at his arraignment today, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

JOSEPH M. PARKER (D.O.B. 3/25/81), who claims addresses in Wakefield and Malden, was arraigned today on charges of assault and battery, assault and battery on a police officer, malicious destruction of property, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest for his alleged actions on Revere Beach Parkway and at Revere Police headquarters early this morning. more »


Aug 6, 2015

BOSTON, Aug. 6, 2015—Nearly two decades after she was raped by a door-to-door salesman, a former Brighton resident yesterday told a sentencing judge that she is “a survivor rather than a victim.”

DERRICK SCOTT (D.O.B. 4/10/78), most recently of California and formerly of Georgia, faced sentencing yesterday after a Suffolk Superior Court jury on Monday found him guilty of rape and kidnapping charges.  Assistant District Attorney Amy Martin of the DA’s Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Unit recommended a sentence of 10 to 12 years in prison followed by five years of probation.  Judge Mitchell Kaplan sentenced Scott to four to five years in prison. more »


Aug 5, 2015

BOSTON, Aug. 5, 2015—A former paramedic pleaded guilty to stealing drugs intended for use by patients requiring emergency care and using them to feed his addiction to painkillers, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

BRIAN BENOIT (D.O.B. 7/28/72) pleaded guilty to one count of larceny over $250 by continuing scheme for the theft of morphine, fentanyl, lorazepam, and midazolam from more than 100 vials and syringes, and 17 counts of manufacturing, distributing, or possessing a counterfeit controlled substance for substituting those medications with saline or other lookalike substances. more »


Aug 4, 2015

BOSTON, Aug. 4, 2015—A Chelsea police officer currently suspended without pay was arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court today on indictments charging him with repeatedly punching a suspect in his custody and lying in a subsequent report, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley and Chelsea Police Chief Brian Kyes said.

FELIX RIVERA, Jr. (D.O.B. 1/14/81) of Lynn was arraigned today on charges of assault and battery, filing a false police report, and violating the victim’s civil rights. The charges stem from an incident in which Rivera allegedly punched the man while he was handcuffed in the rear of a Chestnut Street residence on the night of Sept. 26, 2014. Suffolk Superior Court Clerk Anne Kaczmarek ordered him to have no contact with the victim while the case is pending. more »


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

more »


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 »


Jul 3, 2015

BOSTON, July 3, 2015—Two men were held on high bail at their arraignments following arrests in the aftermath of the fatal shooting of Raheem Ramirez in Roxbury last night, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

LAMAR BRISON (D.O.B. 10/8/90) and ELIJAH SMALL (D.O.B. 10/29/95), both of Dorchester, were arraigned in Roxbury Municipal Court today on charges of unlawfully carrying a firearm. Bryson was additionally charged with misleading an investigator and motor vehicle offenses. more »


Jul 2, 2015

BOSTON, July 2, 2015–Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley, State Police Colonel Timothy Alben, and Winthrop Police Chief Terence Delehanty today released a computer-generated composite image of the little girl whose body was found in a trash bag on Deer Island a week ago today in an effort to identify her.

Deer Island Toddler Flyer - Spanish

Deer Island Toddler Flyer – Spanish

The composite image was created by forensic artists at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children working from multiple photographs of the child’s remains.  The child is believed to have been about 4 years old, weighed about 30 pounds, and stood about 3 1/2 feet tall. She had brown eyes and brown hair.   The image depicts her as she may have appeared in life. more »


Jul 1, 2015

BOSTON, July 1, 2015—Two Boston men were indicted today on charges related to a May boating mishap in which a young woman’s arm was severed by a propeller, Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley announced.

The Suffolk County Grand Jury today returned indictments charging BENJAMIN P. URBELIS (D.O.B. 2/25/82) of Charlestown with negligent operation of a boat, operating a boat under the influence of alcohol, and furnishing alcohol to minors and ALEXANDER WILLIAMS (D.O.B. 7/30/90) of the West End with negligent operation of a boat, furnishing alcohol to minors, and tampering with evidence. more »


Jul 1, 2015

BOSTON, July 1, 2015—Residents’ complaints about drug activity in East Boston helped lead Boston Police to arrest a convicted drug dealer yesterday – less than a month after another arrest in the same neighborhood for the same offense, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

DAVID FERNANDEZ (D.O.B. 10/6/72) was arraigned yesterday in East Boston Municipal Court on charges of distribution of a Class A substance as a subsequent offense and possession with intent to distribute a Class A substance as a subsequent offense.  According to prosecutors, Fernandez has prior convictions for drug distribution-related offenses in 1990, 1993, and 1995. more »


Jun 29, 2015

BOSTON, June 29, 2015— A Hyde Park man accused of stabbing three children was held on high bail at his arraignment today, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

ROCK AURELIAN (D.O.B. 8/16/63) was arraigned in West Roxbury Municipal Court today on three counts each of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and armed assault with intent to murder in connection with the Saturday stabbings.  At the request of Assistant District Attorney Amy Martin of the DA’s Family Protection and Sexual Assault Bureau, Judge Kathleen Coffey imposed $100,000 and orders that Aurelian stay away and have no contact with the victims and a family member and wear a GPS monitor in the event he is released on bail. more »


Jun 29, 2015

BOSTON, June 29, 2015—An Arizona man was held on high bail at his arraignment for allegedly bringing about a pound of crystal methamphetamine to Boston through Logan Airport this weekend, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

MICAH GIBSON (D.O.B. 12/19/76) of Phoenix was arraigned in East Boston Municipal Court on one count of trafficking in more than 200 grams of methamphetamine. Assistant District Attorney Emily Hamrock recommended that he be held on $150,000 cash bail and be ordered to surrender his passport and wear a GPS monitor if he posts that amount; a judge imposed $75,000 bail and the requested conditions. more »


Jun 29, 2015

BOSTON, June 29, 2015—The Massachusetts Appeals Court today reversed a municipal court decision suppressing firearm evidence found on a man who fled from a moving vehicle as Boston Police attempted to conduct a traffic stop, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

Today’s decision reverses a Dorchester Municipal Court judge’s order that would effectively have ended the case against EDDY G. TEIXEIRA-FURTADO (D.O.B.10/17/90), charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, and carrying a loaded firearm following his November 23, 2012, arrest as he fled from a moving vehicle that Boston Police officers had attempted to stop for speeding.   more »


Jun 26, 2015

BOSTON, June 26, 2015—Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley, State Police Colonel Timothy Alben, and Winthrop Police Chief Terence Delehanty today released a physical description of the young girl whose body was found on Deer Island yesterday.

After a physical examination by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, investigators believe the girl was about 4 years old with brown eyes and brown hair that was about 14 inches long. She stood about 3½ feet tall, and weighed just over 30 pounds. She was not significantly overweight or underweight for her height. Her ethnicity has not been established. more »


Jun 26, 2015

BOSTON, June 26, 2015—An H-Block gang member has been sentenced to up to eight years in prison for causing the death of 40-year-old Kelvin Rowell, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

MICHAEL “FRESH” STALLINGS (D.O.B. 3/31/89) faced sentencing today after a Suffolk Superior Court jury convicted him earlier this month of involuntary manslaughter and unlawful possession of a firearm in connection with Rowell’s 2012 death from an asthma attack he suffered while fleeing after Stallings opened fire on a group of men on Blue Hill Avenue and Pasadena Road.  Assistant District Attorney Julie Higgins of the DA’s Homicide Unit recommended that Stallings serve 18 to 20 years in prison for manslaughter and an additional three to five years for unlawfully possessing the firearm used in the incident.  Judge Edward P. Leibensperger sentenced Stallings to six to eight years for manslaughter and a concurrent four to five years for the firearm conviction. more »


Jun 25, 2015

BOSTON, June 25, 2015—Authorities are seeking the public’s help after the body of a young child was discovered near the shoreline on Deer Island early this afternoon.

Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley, State Police Colonel Timothy Alben, and Winthrop Police Chief Terence Delehanty said today that a woman walking a dog at about 1:00 this afternoon made observations that led to the discovery of a child’s body near the shoreline. more »


Jun 25, 2015

BOSTON, June 25, 2015— A Dorchester gang member will serve at least a year and a half behind bars for possessing a firearm that Boston Police recovered while investigating a pair of Independence Day shootings two years ago, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

A Suffolk Superior Court jury yesterday convicted HENRY COAKLEY (D.O.B. 2/2/86) of unlawful possession of a firearm.  After the verdict was returned, Judge Linda Giles sentenced Coakley to 2 ½ years in the house of correction, with 18 months to serve and the remainder suspended for a probationary period of two years.  During that time, Coakley must earn his GED, remain employed, and not reoffend.  If he complies with those terms, the he will face no further jail time; if he does not, he could be ordered to serve out the entire sentence. more »


Jun 25, 2015

BOSTON, June 25, 2015— A former Allston man was indicted yesterday in a series of sexual assaults in the Allston area, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley announced.

A Suffolk County grand jury yesterday returned indictments charging STEVEN LENT (D.O.B. 7/14/88) with rape, assault with intent to rape, and four counts of indecent assault and battery in connection with four separate assaults that occurred in August and May.  Lent was arraigned in Brighton Municipal Court after his May 22 arrest by Boston Police.  Yesterday’s indictments move the case to Suffolk Superior Court, where arraignment is scheduled for July 9. more »


Jun 24, 2015

BOSTON, June 19, 2015—A Boston man was arraigned today on charges he destroyed evidence being sought by police investigating a boating accident in which a woman lost her arm, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

ALEXANDER WILLIAMS (D.O.B. 7/30/90) of Boston was arraigned in Boston Municipal Court today on charges of misleading an investigator under the state’s witness intimidation statute, as well as negligent operating of a boat or vessel and providing alcohol to minors.  Assistant District Attorney Nicole Rimar of the DA’s Major Felony Bureau requested bail of $10,000; Judge Catherine Byrne imposed $5,000. more »


Jun 19, 2015

BOSTON, June 19, 2015—Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley this afternoon assigned a senior prosecutor to investigate the use of lethal force by a State trooper during a confrontation with an armed suspect.

Conley assigned Chief Trial Counsel John Pappas to lead the probe into the fatal shooting of an adult male at about 2:20 this afternoon on the Silber Way Overpass over Storrow Drive. The deceased has been tentatively identified as a 45-year-old Boston man; authorities are withholding his name until his identity has been confirmed and his family has been notified. more »


Jun 18, 2015

BOSTON, June 18, 2015—An accused armed career criminal who fled from police during a routine traffic stop was arraigned this week on firearm charges, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

DWAYNE WILLIAMS, Jr. (D.O.B. 7/18/85), who provided the address of a Boston homeless shelter as his residence, was arraigned Monday in Dorchester Municipal Court on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm as a subsequent offense, unlawful possession of ammunition, possession of a large capacity feeding device, carrying a dangerous weapon, and being a Level 3 armed career criminal.  Assistant District Attorney William Kettlewell requested bail of $100,000 and orders that Williams wear a GPS monitor and remain on home confinement in the event he is released on bail.  Judge Thomas Kaplanes set bail at $50,000 and imposed the requested conditions of release. more »


Jun 18, 2015

BOSTON, June 18, 2015—A Chicago man was arraigned yesterday on charges he forced his way into the motorman compartment of an Orange Line train in an alleged attempt to drive the train, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

REECE D. CONRAD (D.O.B. 6/14/71) was arraigned in Boston Municipal Court yesterday on charges of disorderly conduct and interfering with public transportation.  Assistant District Attorney Brad Tully requested that bail be set at $500; Judge Sally Kelly released Conrad on his own recognizance. more »


Jun 17, 2015

BOSTON, June 17, 2015—An appeals court panel today affirmed the convictions of the man who gunned down Paula Castillo after her 18th birthday party, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

In an unpublished decision issued this morning, the Massachusetts Appeals Court affirmed the 2011 convictions of RUBEN SANCHEZ (D.O.B. 9/6/90) of Hyde Park for second-degree murder, unlawful possession of a firearm, and carrying a loaded firearm.  The court likewise affirmed the convictions of Sanchez’s co-defendant, ANDRES BREA (D.O.B. 1/25/90) of Roxbury, who was found guilty of unlawful possession of a firearm and carrying a loaded firearm.  more »


Jun 15, 2015

BOSTON, June 15, 2015—Jonathan Dos Santos, 16, was shot and killed last week by a 14-year-old and 16-year-old working in concert, Suffolk County prosecutors said at the teens’ arraignment today on murder charges.

District Attorney Daniel F. Conley identified the youths as RAESHAWN MOODY (D.O.B. 2/8/01), most recently of Mattapan, and DUSHAWN TAYLOR-GENNIS (D.O.B. 12/29/98) of Dorchester. Though both are juveniles, their cases are open to the public because they are charged with murder; both are additionally charged with unlawful possession of a firearm. more »


Jun 12, 2015

BOSTON, June 12, 2015—The man who gunned down Demetrius Blocker in a likely case of mistaken identity was convicted of first-degree murder in the 2010 Mission Hill slaying, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

After two days of deliberations, a Suffolk Superior Court jury convicted KEITH HOBBS (D.O.B. 2/1/86) of first-degree murder and unlawful possession of a firearm in the Dec. 16, 2010, homicide. He faces a mandatory life term when he is sentenced at 9:00 Tuesday morning. more »


Jun 10, 2015

BOSTON, June 10, 2015— The man who murdered 24-year-old Rashad Lesley-Barnes was today sentenced to life in prison, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

A Suffolk Superior Court jury on Monday convicted JAHVON GOODWIN (D.O.B. 8/26/91) of second-degree murder in Lesley-Barnes’ Aug. 15, 2012, stabbing death.  Prosecutors had indicted Goodwin for first-degree murder.

At his sentencing this morning, Goodwin faced the mandatory sentence for second-degree murder of life in prison with the possibility of parole.  Assistant District Attorney David Fredette recommended that parole eligibility be set at 24 years in recognition of the victim who was 24 years old at the time of his murder.  Judge Richard Welch sentenced Goodwin to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 20 years of incarceration. more »


Jun 8, 2015

Both Defendants Claimed Mental Illness; Both Victims Attacked Without Provocation

 BOSTON, June 8, 2015—Two Suffolk Superior Court juries returned murder verdicts today in the unrelated homicides of Rashad Lesley-Barnes and Amy Lord, both attacked and stabbed to death without provocation, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

Within minutes – and a few hundred feet – of one another, juries convicted JAHVON GOODWIN (D.O.B. 8/26/91) of second-degree murder in Lesley-Barnes’ 2012 homicide and EDWIN ALEMANY (D.O.B. 9/2/84) of Lord’s homicide a year later. more »


Jun 8, 2015

BOSTON, June 8, 2015—A Dorchester man was arraigned today on motor vehicle homicide and other charges in connection with the Saturday night crash that took the life of an 8-year-old girl and seriously injured a 12-year-old boy, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

JAMES J. HORTON (D.O.B. 4/10/70) was arraigned today in Dorchester Municipal Court on charges of motor vehicle homicide, leaving the scene of an accident causing death, leaving the scene of an accident causing personal injury, operating with a suspended license, and negligent operation.  At the request of Assistant District Attorney Judith Lyons, chief of the DA’s Major Felony Bureau, Judge Jonathan Tynes imposed $500,000 bail and ordered Horton to wear a GPS monitor in the event he is released on bail while the case is pending.  Also at Lyons’ request, Tynes revoked Horton’s open bail on cases out of Dorchester Municipal Court and Brockton District Court. more »


Jun 8, 2015

BOSTON, June 8, 2015–Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley today delivered the following remarks prior to releasing surveillance footage from a Roslindale business near the scene of last week’s fatal shooting of Usaamah Rahim by members of the Joint Terrorism Task Force: more »


Jun 4, 2015

BOSTON, June 4, 2015—A Dorchester man was sentenced to prison today for human trafficking and other offenses after he admitted exploiting a 15-year-old girl, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

DOMINIC “HAZE” TOLEDO (D.O.B. 6/12/90) today pleaded guilty to charges of human trafficking, rape of a child, deriving support from prostitution, and inducing a minor into prostitution.  Suffolk Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Locke sentenced him to five to seven years in state prison followed by five years of probation.  During that time, Toledo is barred from having any contact with the victim or her family; working, volunteering, residing, or having unsupervised contact with anyone under age 18; using the internet for any purpose other than employment or education; and using any social media or classified advertising website.  Toledo will be required to provide the Department of Probation with passwords and encryption keys in order to allow any computer, smartphone, or device to be searched by probation and law enforcement to ensure he is in compliance with these conditions and must register as a sex offender and wear a GPS monitor. more »


Jun 3, 2015

BOSTON, June 3, 2015—A Framingham man accused of striking a state trooper with his car door and leading police on a high speed chase over the weekend faced arraignment today, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

EDWARD HUGILL (D.O.B. 3/10/91) was arraigned in Brighton Municipal Court on charges of assault and battery on a police officer, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, failure to stop for police, operating with a suspended license, speeding, speeding to endanger, and a marked lanes violation.  Assistant District Attorney Kaushal Rana requested $20,000 bail and moved to revoke Hugill’s open bail on a 2015 case out of Framingham District Court charging distribution of a Class D substance as a subsequent offense and a 2011 case out of the same court charging possession with intent to distribute a Class D substance, possession with intent to distribute a Class B substance, unlawful possession of a stun gun, and a school zone violation.

Judge Debra Shopteese set bail at $8,000 and ordered Hugill to wear a GPS monitor and undergo random drug and alcohol testing.  She declined to revoke Hugill’s open bail. more »


Jun 1, 2015

BOSTON, June 1, 2015—An H-Block gang member was convicted of involuntary manslaughter today for causing the death of 40-year-old Kelvin Rowell, who died of an asthma attack after fleeing the defendant’s barrage of gunfire, Suffolk county District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

MICHAEL “FRESH” STALLINGS (D.O.B. 3/31/89) was also convicted of unlawful possession of a firearm for the 2012 incident in the area of Blue Hill Avenue and Pasadena Road. Stallings, who had been indicted for first-degree murder, was acquitted of two counts of armed assault with intent to murder. more »


Jun 1, 2015

BOSTON, June 1, 2015—A Charlestown boat owner was held on high bail today for allegedly operating a motorboat while intoxicated when a passenger’s arm was severed by the vessel’s propeller, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

BENJAMIN P. URBELIS (D.O.B. 2/25/82) was arraigned in the Boston Municipal Court today on charges of causing serious bodily injury while operating a boat under the influence of alcohol, negligent operation of a boat, and the civil offense of operating a motorboat with no identification number, all in connection with this weekend’s maiming of a 19-year-old Auburn woman in Boston Harbor. more »


May 29, 2015

BOSTON, May 29, 2015—A gun defendant who was in default for more than a decade appeared in court yesterday to answer on his case, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

WELLINGTON MATOS (D.O.B. 11/29/80) of South Boston walked into Roxbury Municipal Court yesterday to answer on a warrant in the 2003 case, which charges two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm and single counts of assault with a dangerous weapon and unlawful possession of ammunition.  Assistant District Attorney Caitlin Fitzgerald requested bail of $30,000 and that Matos be ordered to wear a GPS, remain in Massachusetts, and surrender his passport in the event he were to be released on bail.  Judge Debra DelVecchio imposed $5,000 bail and ordered Matos to wear a GPS, surrender his passport, and continue residing at his current address while the case is pending. more »


May 27, 2015

BOSTON, May 26, 2015— Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans and Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley announced today that an Allston man has been charged in a series of sexual assaults in Brighton, while an investigation continues into similar assaults near the area.

STEVEN LENT (D.O.B. 7/14/88) was arraigned this morning on charges of indecent assault and battery and rape for a sexual assault that occurred Aug. 14 on Quint Avenue as well as three counts of indecent assault and battery in connection with three separate sexual assaults that occurred on Brighton Avenue on Aug. 14 and on Chester Street and Commonwealth Avenue on May 4.  Assistant District Attorney Ian Polumbaum, chief of the DA’s Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Unit, requested bail of $100,000.  Judge David Donnelly imposed bail of $50,000 with orders that Lent surrender his passport, abide by a curfew, and stay out of Allston and Brighton. more »


May 27, 2015

BOSTON, May 25, 2015– Chelsea Police detectives and State Police assigned to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office are investigating the shooting of a young man on Tudor Street in Chelsea late last night.

Chelsea Police responded to the area of 46 Tudor Street at approximately 11:40 p.m. yesterday to find the victim, a 17-year-old male from Chelsea, suffering from a serious gunshot wound.  The victim was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital, where he remains in critical condition.

Anyone with information on the case is urged to contact Chelsea Police detectives at 617-466-4843 or the Suffolk County State Police Detective Unit at 617-727-8817. more »


May 21, 2015

BOSTON, May 21, 2015—A Lawrence court officer was held on high bail at his arraignment today on charges he sexually assaulted a female defendant at the courthouse, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

JOSE MARTINEZ (D.O.B. 12/21/68) of Lawrence was arraigned in Essex Superior Court in Salem on four counts of rape, six counts of indecent assault and battery, and single counts of assault with intent to rape and misleading investigators.  Assistant District Attorney Ian Polumbaum, chief of the DA’s Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Unit, requested that bail be set in the amount of $100,000; Judge John Lu imposed bail of $50,000 and ordered Martinez to wear a GPS monitor and remain under home confinement in the event he is released on bail. more »


May 19, 2015

BOSTON, May 19, 2015— District Attorney Daniel F. Conley this week delivered thousands of dollars in seized drug money to two Dorchester non-profits that will use the funds to help Boston youth stay away from drugs, gangs, and risky behavior.

As part of his annual Asset Forfeiture Community Reinvestment Program, Conley yesterday visited St. Peter’s Youth Center and Cape Verdean Community Unido to deliver a total of $7,500 in cash awards from assets seized during Suffolk County narcotics trafficking prosecutions.  This year, Conley will present similar awards to 18 non-profits, funding safe, healthy activities for kids and teens from all walks of life across Suffolk County. more »


May 18, 2015

BOSTON, May 18, 2015—An alleged drunk driver was arraigned in connection with a weekend crash in Revere that injured two people, including a Good Samaritan who had stopped to help a fellow motorist, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

NICHOLAS SCHAENEMAN (D.O.B. 4/22/88) was arraigned in Chelsea District Court this afternoon on charges of operating under the influence of alcohol causing serious bodily injury, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, possession of an container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, and a marked lanes violation.  Judge Michael Patten set bail at $15,000 and ordered Schaeneman to refrain from driving, remain alcohol-free, and undergo random alcohol screening in the event he is released on bail. more »


May 18, 2015

BOSTON, May 18, 2015—A Lawrence court officer has been indicted on charges he sexually assaulted a female prisoner, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley announced today.

The Essex County Grand Jury today returned indictments charging JOSE MARTINEZ (D.O.B. 12/21/68) of Lawrence with four counts of rape, six counts of indecent assault and battery, and single counts of assault with intent to rape and misleading investigators. more »


May 18, 2015

BOSTON, May 18, 2015—Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans and Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley today announced that a second man has been arrested following his indictment in connection with the 2013 murder of Brianna Bigby.

A Suffolk County grand jury on May 8 returned indictments charging RASHEEM CHRISTIAN (D.O.B. 1/31/91) with first-degree murder, armed assault with intent to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, accessory after the fact to murder, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, and carrying a loaded firearm.  He is additionally charged as a Level I armed career criminal based on a 2011 conviction in Suffolk Superior Court for distribution of a Class D substance. Boston Police arrested him today after he surrendered himself on a warrant that issued with the indictment. more »


May 15, 2015

BOSTON, May 15, 2015—A Canton man allegedly picked the wrong target when he pointed a loaded handgun at a plainclothes Boston Police officer during an apparent road-rage incident yesterday, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

AARON JESKEY (D.O.B. 4/15/80) was arraigned today in Boston Municipal Court on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon and improper storage of a firearm.  Jeskey was not charged with unlawful possession of a firearm because he had a license to carry at the time of the incident; that license has since been suspended and he has been ordered to surrender all firearms in his possession. more »


May 15, 2015

BOSTON, May 15, 2015—The man who killed 33-year-old Steven Fuentes on a Roxbury street has been found guilty of murder, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted GEORGE ORTEGA (D.O.B. 2/19/83) of Lynn of first-degree murder and unlawful possession of a firearm in connection with Fuentes’ May 24, 2012, shooting death.  Sentencing is scheduled to take place at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, at which time Judge Linda Giles is expected to impose the mandatory term for first-degree murder of life in prison without the possibility of parole.  more »


May 13, 2015

BOSTON, May 13, 2015—A Dorchester teen arraigned today on animal cruelty charges will remain held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing next week, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

The 17-year-old male from Dorchester was charged in the Juvenile Session of Dorchester Municipal Court on charges of delinquency, to wit: trespassing, possession of a dangerous weapon, and two counts of cruelty to animals.  At the request of Assistant District Attorney Ryan Hawkins, Judge Joseph Johnston ordered the juvenile held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing to be held Monday.  Because he is under 18, the case and proceedings are not open to the public.

According to prosecutors, Boston Police officers responded to the area of an abandoned two-family ho more »


May 13, 2015

BOSTON, May 13, 2015—The man who murdered Robert Mason in 1997 was denied a new trial by the state’s highest court this week, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

In a 31-page decision authored by Justice Francis Spina, the Supreme Judicial Court yesterday denied the appeal of JEFFREY VAUGHN, who was convicted of first-degree murder under the theory of deliberate premeditated murder in 1999 for Mason’s shooting death.  At trial, prosecutors presented evidence and testimony to prove that, just weeks after being released from prison, Vaughn joined Mason and two other men in a Dorchester schoolyard on the night of Nov. 29, 1997.  There, Vaughn confronted Mason about a prior incident in which Mason allegedly assaulted Vaughn’s brother. Vaughn produced a firearm during the incident but put the gun away after another member of the group intervened.  When that individual turned his back on the group, Vaughn pulled out the firearm once again and shot Mason.  After Mason fell to the ground, Vaughn shot him several more times. 

On appeal, Vaughn argued that a Superior Court judge was wrong to deny his motion for a new trial.  The justices disagreed, rejecting each of Vaughn’s claims and affirming his conviction. more »


May 12, 2015

BOSTON, May 12, 2015—An East Boston man was arraigned this morning for allegedly driving drunk and causing a crash that left his passenger with serious injuries, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

HURAN DELIISMAIL (D.O.B. 12/19/92) was arraigned in Roxbury Municipal Court on charges of operating under the influence of alcohol and operating under the influence of alcohol causing serious bodily injury and civil citations charging speeding and three counts of failure to stop. more »


May 11, 2015

BOSTON, May 11, 2015—The Suffolk County Grand Jury on Friday afternoon returned an indictment charging AARON HERNANDEZ (D.O.B. 11/6/89) under the state’s witness intimidation statute for allegedly shooting a percipient witness to the homicides of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley announced.

The victim of that non-fatal shooting is a former associate of Hernandez who was present for the 2012 murders in Boston’s South End.  Hernandez allegedly shot him in the face on the morning of Feb. 13, 2013, and left him to die on the side of the road in unincorporated territory just outside Riviera Beach, Florida, after the witness made a remark about the homicides.  Though this shooting took place outside of Massachusetts, it may be prosecuted under Ch. 268, Sect. 13B, of the Massachusetts General Laws as willfully causing physical injury to a witness with the intent to impede a Suffolk County criminal investigation. The charge carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in state prison. There is no minimum penalty. more »


May 8, 2015

BOSTON, May 8, 2015— Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley this week delivered thousands of dollars in seized drug money to fund a Roslindale youth haven.

As part of his annual Asset Forfeiture Community Reinvestment Program, Conley visited Casserly House on Thursday to hand-deliver a check for $2,500 to help the Roslindale non-profit’s afterschool and summer camp programs.  The grant is one of 18 that Conley will provide this year to non-profit youth service agencies to fund programs that help Suffolk County kids and teens stay away from drugs, gangs, and dangerous behavior. more »


May 6, 2015

BOSTON, May 6, 2015—A Dorchester man was arraigned today after Boston Police recovered drugs and firearms during a search of his home, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

JESU SIERRA (D.O.B. 5/20/80) was arraigned today in Dorchester Municipal Court on two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm and single counts of unlawful possession of ammunition, possession of a high capacity feeding device, and possession with intent to distribute a Class A substance.  Assistant District Attorney Andrew Kettlewell requested that Sierra be held in lieu of $10,000 bail and that his bail be revoked in a March case out of Roxbury Municipal Court charging distribution of a Class A substance.  Judge Lisa Grant released Sierra on his own recognizance and declined to revoke his open bail. more »


May 6, 2015

BOSTON, May 6, 2015— A North Attleboro man was arraigned today on murder charges for allegedly shooting Julien Printemps to death just two months after being released from prison for a gun conviction, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

CSEAN SKERRITT (D.O.B. 10/21/88) was arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court on charges of first-degree murder, unlawful possession of a firearm as a subsequent offense, unlawful possession of ammunition, carrying a loaded firearm, and being a Level III armed career criminal.  At the request of Assistant District Attorney Joseph Janezic, chief of the DA’s Gang Unit, Clerk Magistrate Anne Kaczmarek ordered Skerritt held without bail. more »


May 6, 2015

BOSTON, May 6, 2015— The former Boston Public Schools employee who allegedly shot a 17-year-old student in the head for the teen’s lackluster marijuana sales made his first appearance in Superior Court today after his indictment on gun, drug, and attempted murder charges, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

SHAUN O. HARRISON (D.O.B. 6/9/59) of Roxbury was arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court on charges of armed assault with intent to murder, aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm, two counts of unlawful possession of ammunition, possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony, unlawful possession of a shotgun, unlawful possession of a rifle, and possession of a Class D substance with intent to distribute.  At the request of Assistant District Attorney David Bradley of the DA’s Senior Trial Unit, Clerk Magistrate Anne Kaczmarek set bail at $400,000 and ordered him to wear a GPS monitor and stay away and have no contact with the victim or witnesses in the event he is released on bail. more »


May 5, 2015

BOSTON, May 5, 2015—The man who allegedly shot Julien Printemps dead last winter has been indicted and faces arraignment tomorrow on a murder charge, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley and Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans announced.

CSEAN SKERRITT (D.O.B. 10/21/88) of North Attleboro is expected to appear tomorrow in the Magistrate’s Session of Suffolk Superior Court on a March 13 indictment charging him with first-degree murder for Printemps’ 2014 shooting death, as well as unlawful possession of a firearm as a second offense, unlawful possession of ammunition, and unlawful possession of a loaded firearm. more »


May 5, 2015

BOSTON, May 5, 2015— A Mattapan man was held on high bail yesterday on firearm and drug charges after his arrest for allegedly leading Boston Police officers on a chase from the scene of an apparent shooting, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

ERRIN CRAWFORD (D.O.B. 9/5/88) was arraigned in Dorchester Municipal Court on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, possession with intent to distribute a class B substance, and operating with a suspended license.  Assistant District Attorney William Kettlewell requested that bail be set in the amount of $50,000 and that Crawford be subject to GPS monitoring and home confinement in the event he were to be released on bail.  Kettlewell also requested that Crawford’s open bail be revoked on a 2014 case out of Roxbury Municipal Court charging assault with a dangerous weapon and assault and battery.  Judge Serge Georges imposed $25,000 bail and ordered Crawford to submit to GPS monitoring and a curfew if released.  He denied the motion to revoke Crawford’s open bail. more »


May 4, 2015

BOSTON, May 4, 2015— The two men who allegedly plotted to murder 21-year-old Kenny Lamour as he worked as part of a shoveling crew in February will continue to be held without bail after their Superior Court arraignments today, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

DONTE HENLEY (D.O.B. 5/18/90) of South Boston and JOSIAH ZACHERY (D.O.B. 7/13/96) of Hyde Park were arraigned this morning on charges first-degree murder for Lamour’s shooting death in Jamaica Plain; Zachery was arraigned on additional charges of armed assault with intent to murder and unlawful possession of a firearm for allegedly firing at a Boston Police officer who chased him near the scene.  At the request of Assistant District Attorney Ian Polumbaum, Suffolk Superior Clerk Magistrate Anne Kaczmarek ordered both men be held without bail. more »


May 1, 2015

BOSTON, May 1, 2015—Speaking at the American College of Physicians’ annual conference today, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley joined more than two dozen medical, legal, and advocacy groups in calling for reasonable policies to reduce gun-related injury and death.

“The preventable harm caused by gun violence, and particularly handgun violence, is a public safety issue, a public health issue, and, from my perspective, a civil rights issue,” Conley said in a briefing at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. more »


Apr 30, 2015

BOSTON, April 30, 2015—Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley will join the nation’s largest medical specialty organization tomorrow in support of reasonable policies to mitigate the rate of firearm-related injuries and deaths in the United States.

Conley, a leader in law enforcement’s response to gun-related violence, will speak from a prosecutor’s perspective as the American College of Physicians and more than two dozen other medical, legal, and advocacy groups endorse the policy recommendations, which were published in Annals of Internal Medicine earlier this year. more »


Apr 27, 2015

BOSTON, April 15, 2015—Prosecution statistics show a decline in firearm and related crimes by female defendants since the launch of a unique program that empowers women no to purchase, carry, or store handguns for their male friends and family members, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

At the request of Operation LIPSTICK – Ladies Involved in Putting a Stop to Inner City Killings) – Conley’s office reviewed prosecutions for the unlawful possession of firearms, ammunition, and other dangerous weapons during the calendar years 2011 and 2013. Operation LIPSTICK is a grassroots coalition assembled to reduce gun violence by reducing women’s roles in straw purchases and storage of illegally-possessed firearms; Conley is a strong supporter. more »


Apr 27, 2015

Investigation Active into Identity of Additional Suspects

BOSTON, April 27, 2015—A Dorchester man has been sentenced to prison after admitting his role in the fatal stabbing of 22-year-old Justin Albert during a group attack on Tremont Street, while investigators continue to pursue leads on the identities of other assailants, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

STEVEN ROLLEY (D.O.B. 8/24/82) pleaded guilty to manslaughter for taking part in the attack, which left Albert with fatal stab wounds to the neck and stomach shortly before 1:00 a.m. on Sept. 14, 2011. Suffolk Superior Court Judge Frank Gaziano sentenced him to 14 to 16 years in state prison, the term recommended by Assistant District Attorney Joseph Janezic, chief of the DA’s Gang Unit. more »


Apr 23, 2015

BOSTON, April 23, 2015—Kids and teens from across Boston and Revere came together at UMass Boston with prosecutors, victim advocates, and others who serve their communities at District Attorney Dan Conley’s seventh annual Basketball for Peace tournament in Dorchester.

B4P2015-4“So many times when we hear about violent crime in Boston, we hear about this neighborhood fighting with that neighborhood, or this street fighting with that one, or even one block against another,” Conley said to the assembled group of about 100 kids between 12 and 15. “But the truth is, most young people in this city aren’t fighting. You’re going to school. You’re playing sports. You’re hanging out with your friends. And every one of you deserves the opportunity to do that safely, with the support of those of us in law enforcement.” more »


Apr 23, 2015

BOSTON, April 23, 2015—The man who gunned down 37-year-old Ismael DelValle outside his estranged wife’s family home has once again been denied a new trial, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

HOWARD “BIG” PAYNE (D.O.B. 11/14/46), a.k.a. ROBERT WISE, was denied his third attempt for a new trial after the state’s Appeals Court ruled that he was repeating an argument the court had already denied in his previous appeal. more »


Apr 22, 2015

BOSTON, April 23, 2015—The Dorchester man convicted yesterday of his role in the 2013 murder of 26-year-old Courtney Jackson was sentenced today to life in prison, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

JAMEL BANNISTER (D.O.B. 10/7/90) was sentenced today following his conviction yesterday of second-degree murder and unlawful possession of a firearm. The murder conviction carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison but allows judicial discretion to set parole eligibility beginning after a term of anywhere from 15 to 25 years. Assistant District Attorney David Fredette recommended that Bannister serve a term of life in prison with parole eligibility after 20 years and a consecutive term of four to five years on the firearm charge. Judge Richard Welch sentenced Bannister to life with the possibility of parole after 15 years and a term of four to five years to be served concurrently. more »


Apr 21, 2015

BOSTON, April 21, 2015—The second of two men who took part in the fatal shooting of 26-year-old Courtney Jackson at the Dudley MBTA station has been found guilty of murder, Suffolk County District attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted JAMEL BANNISTER (D.O.B. 10/7/90) of Dorchester of second-degree murder and unlawful possession of a firearm.  The jury acquitted him of charges of possession with intent to distribute a Class B substance and possession with intent to distribute a Class B substance in a school zone.  more »


Apr 21, 2015

BOSTON, April 21, 2015—The employees and owner of a Malden metalworking company acted carelessly but not recklessly – the standard for criminal prosecution in Massachusetts – when they unwittingly started a fire that went on to claim the lives of Boston Fire Lieutenant Edward Walsh, Jr., and Firefighter Michael R. Kennedy last year, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

Conley’s decision follows a year-long factual investigation into the March 26, 2014, fire at 298 Beacon St. by Boston Police homicide detectives and the joint Fire Investigation Unit of the Boston Police and Boston Fire departments, as well as a legal analysis by the DA’s chief homicide prosecutor and attorneys with special training in arson prosecutions. more »


Apr 17, 2015

BOSTON, April 17, 2015—A South End man was arraigned yesterday on charges he filmed a stranger in the bathroom of a clothing store, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

ROCCO COLLELA (D.O.B. 3/18/85) was arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on a charge of videotaping an unsuspecting person in the nude in connection with the February incident near Downtown Crossing.  Judge Thomas Horgan released Collela on his own recognizance with orders to stay away from the location of the offense. more »


Apr 17, 2015

BOSTON, April 17, 2015—The state’s appellate courts this week affirmed murder convictions in the unrelated slayings of Jose Lane in Roxbury and Braulio Gomez in Chelsea, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts yesterday rejected an appeal by Lane’s killer, MICHAEL JACKSON (D.O.B. 11/27/84), who challenged his first-degree murder conviction in the 2002 fatal shooting on the steps of the 24-year-old victim’s Creston Street home.

Separately, the Massachusetts Appeals Court on Wednesday denied SANTOS PORTILLO (D.O.B. 7/4/90) in his effort to undo a 2013 second-degree murder conviction in Gomez’ fatal shooting on Central Avenue in 2011. more »


Apr 15, 2015

BOSTON, April 15, 2015—A Tewksbury man already facing charges for a November assault was arraigned today on an additional charge of violating his victim’s civil rights in the alleged hate crime, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

RYAN SUGRUE (D.O.B. 3/6/91) was arraigned today in Boston Municipal Court on one count of violating a person’s civil rights in connection with a Nov. 30 attack on another man on New Chardon Street. That charge supplements existing charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault and battery for which he has already been arraigned. Prosecutors recommended $1500 cash bail; his bail was set at $1000. more »


Apr 14, 2015

BOSTON, April 14, 2015—An Everett man who fled the state after allegedly stabbing a teenager nearly to death in Chelsea last month has been captured and held on high bail, authorities said today.

Chelsea Police Chief Brian Kyes, State Police Colonel Timothy Alben, and Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley announced the arrest, extradition, and arraignment of JUAN SANTANA-RUIZ (D.O.B. 9/5/74) on charges of armed assault with intent to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and assault and battery. The charges arise out of the stabbing of a 17-year-old Chelsea male at a Washington Street restaurant last month. more »


Apr 13, 2015

BOSTON, April 13, 2015—A Roxbury man out on bail in an earlier assault and battery case was ordered held without bail for the next 90 days after he opened fire near a school yard filled with children, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

SEMAJ LEARY (D.O.B. 7/18/94) was arraigned this morning on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of a firearm as a subsequent offense, carrying a loaded firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, possession of a firearm with a defaced serial number, carrying a dangerous weapon on school grounds, and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling. more »


Apr 13, 2015

BOSTON, April 13, 2015—The Dorchester man who led Boston Police on a chase after he struck and injured a teenager last summer has been sentenced to two and a half years behind bars, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

A Dorchester Municipal Court jury on Friday found MANUEL AFONSECA (D.O.B. 9/30/81) guilty of leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident causing personal injury, leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident causing property damage, and failure to stop for police. more »


Apr 9, 2015

BOSTON, April 9, 2015—Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley today congratulated a longtime staff member honored yesterday for her innovation and dedication in serving child victims of abuse and exploitation.

Jacquelyn Lamont, the DA’s director of youth safety and outreach and forensic interviewer in the office’s Child Protection Unit, received the Innovations Award from the Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance during the 2015 Massachusetts Victim Rights Awards Ceremony at the State House yesterday morning.  The award is given to service providers, agencies, and individuals responsible for innovative programs and policies to help crime victims in Massachusetts. more »


Apr 8, 2015

BOSTON, April 8, 2015—A man and woman today pleaded guilty to extorting thousands of dollars from victims through threatening phone calls, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

JOSE O. CARRASQUILLO (D.O.B. 5/1/81) and JENNIFER RODRIGUEZ (D.O.B. 8/1/83), both of Springfield, appeared today in Suffolk Superior Court, where they admitted to taking part in a conspiracy to extort money by claiming that they held the victim’s loved one captive and would harm the captive if ransom was not paid.

“The so-called ‘kidnap scam’ has been used across the country,” Conley said. “In almost every case, investigators have learned very quickly that the nominal victims were safe and sound. Cases like these can be frightening, but victims who slow down and check on their loved ones can avoid significant financial losses.” more »


Apr 8, 2015

BOSTON, April 8, 2015— A Dorchester man was arraigned last week on charges he kidnapped a man at gunpoint after firing shots outside a Chelsea restaurant, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

ROBERTO ORTIZ (D.O.B. 6/1/95) was arraigned Friday in Chelsea District Court on charges of armed kidnapping, armed assault with intent to murder, assault with a dangerous weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, discharging a firearm with 500 feet of a building, and vandalism. more »


Apr 7, 2015

BOSTON, April 7, 2015—A Lynn man has been found guilty of murder in the shooting death of his friend, 18-year-old Christopher Pichardo, during a 2012 drug robbery that he helped plan, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

STEPHANE ETIENNE (D.O.B. 11/8/93) was convicted late today of second-degree murder, unlawful possession of a firearm, armed robbery, home invasion, and possession of a Class D substance.  He was acquitted of an additional charged of armed robbery. more »


Apr 7, 2015

BOSTON, April 7, 2015—State Police assigned to the Suffolk DA’s Office and Revere Police detectives are investigating the discovery of a body in the yard of an Endicott Avenue yesterday morning.

Revere Police Chief Joseph Cafarelli and District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said the body has been identified as that of a 40-year-old East Boston man. Though there were no immediate signs of violence, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will attempt to determine the cause, manner, and approximate time of his death. Because the preliminary investigation did not immediately suggest foul play, his identity is not being released at this time. more »


Apr 6, 2015

BOSTON, April 6, 2015— The man who fatally shot 30-year-old Dinorris Alston was sentenced to life in prison and an additional term of 12 years for shooting and injuring the man’s companion as they sat in a car enjoying a warm April day three years ago, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

MAURICE “MO” JONES (D.O.B. 12/29/93) appeared in Suffolk Superior Court today for sentencing after a jury convicted him last month of first-degree murder under the theories of premeditated murder and extreme atrocity and cruelty, aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and unlawful possession of a firearm.  Assistant District Attorney Julie Higgins of the DA’s Homicide Unit asked Judge Linda Giles to impose the mandatory sentence for first-degree murder of life in prison without the possibility of parole, followed by consecutive terms of 14 to 15 years for the assault on the surviving victim and four to five years on the firearm charge.  Giles imposed the mandated life term and a consecutive term of eight to 12 years in prison for the non-fatal shooting and a concurrent sentence of three to four years for carrying the illegal firearm that he used in the April 17, 2012, shootings. more »


Apr 2, 2015

BOSTON, April 2, 2015—Suffolk prosecutors today indicted five men charged with the separate murders of Kenneth Lamour and Ryan Morrissey earlier this year, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley announced.

The Suffolk County Grand Jury today returned indictments charging DONTE HENLEY (D.O.B. 5/18/90) of South Boston and JOSIAH ZACHERY (D.O.B. 7/13/96) of Hyde Park with first-degree murder for Lamour’s shooting death as he shoveled snow in Jamaica Plain following a February storm. Zachery was additionally indicted for armed assault with intent to murder and unlawful possession of a firearm for allegedly firing at a Boston Police officer while fleeing the scene. more »


Apr 2, 2015

BOSTON, April 2, 2015—The Suffolk County Grand Jury today returned indictments charging an off-duty police officer with civil rights violations while assaulting a livery driver earlier this year, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley and Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans said.

MICHAEL DOHERTY (D.O.B. 11/7/74) of South Boston was indicted on two counts of assault and battery and one count each of assault and battery for purposes of intimidation, violation of constitutional rights, and use of a motor vehicle without authority in connection with assaults and ethnic slurs against one Uber driver and ethnic slurs while verbally threatening a second driver who attempted to intervene in the assaults. more »


Mar 31, 2015

BOSTON, March 31, 2015— An East Boston teen who police were forced to shoot with a beanbag gun was arraigned in her hospital bed on attempted murder and other charges after she cut the neck and face of a child, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

SANDY CASTILLO (D.O.B. 6/2/96) was arraigned today at Massachusetts General Hospital on charges of armed assault with intent to murder, assault and battery on a child causing substantial injury, assault and battery on a family or household member, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and assault and battery on a public employee.  Assistant District Attorney Janine D’Amico requested bail of $50,000 and orders that Castillo wear a GPS monitor and stay away and have no contact with the victim and his family in the event she is released on monetary bail.  Judge John McDonald imposed $35,000 bail and ordered the requested conditions of release. more »


Mar 28, 2015

BOSTON, March 28, 2015—Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley today offered prayers for a Boston Police officer who was shot in the face by a gunman, and he pledged an impartial review of the Roxbury incident that left the apparent suspect dead and another person with minor injuries.

“Our thoughts and prayers today are with the officer and his loved ones,” Conley said. “He has the whole city behind him as we’re reminded yet again of the dangers that confront police at every car stop and call for service. In the days and weeks to come, as we gather the evidence surrounding this incident, the public can count on a full and transparent account of the facts. For now, we’re giving the investigators the tools and the time they need to do the job right.” more »


Mar 27, 2015

BOSTON, March 27, 2015— A personal care assistant has been indicted for allegedly stealing more than $128,000 from a disabled veteran while she was caring for him, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley and Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans announced.

The Suffolk County grand jury yesterday returned indictments charging MICHELLE ALLIX (D.O.B. 12/11/66) of South Boston with eight counts of larceny over $250 from a person over 60 or disabled.  She is expected to be arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court on April 16. more »


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 »


Feb 24, 2015

BOSTON, Feb. 24, 2015—The state’s highest court today reinstated the conviction of a man convicted of PCP possession after a lower court overturned the conviction, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

In a decision published today, the Supreme Judicial Court reinstated the conviction of TIM CULLITY (D.O.B. 12/18/55) of Chelsea for possession of a Class B substance. After a Nov. 16, 2011, jury-waived trial, a Chelsea District Court judge found Cullity guilty of possessing the powerful hallucinogen and sentenced him to a six-month jail term, suspended for a probationary period of one year.  more »


Feb 24, 2015

BOSTON, Feb. 24, 2015—A Roxbury man was arraigned on gun charges yesterday after he drew the attention of Boston Police by speeding past and honking at pedestrians walking in the street, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

TARIQ RUSSELL (D.O.B. 12/2/1978) was arraigned in Roxbury Municipal Court on charges of operating an unregistered motor vehicle, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, unlawful possession of a large capacity feeding device, and carrying a loaded firearm. Because of convictions for firearm possession in 1999 and drug distribution in 2009, he was additionally charged with unlawful possession of a firearm as a second offense and being a Level I armed career criminal.  He was civilly cited by Boston Police for speeding, creating a harsh or objectionable noise, and possessing less than an ounce of marijuana. more »


Feb 23, 2015

BOSTON, Feb. 23, 2015—The man accused of shooting 22-year-old Ahmir Lee to death in the Back Bay was ordered held without bail pending trial, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

MICHAEL JORDAN (D.O.B. 6/21/87) of Roxbury was arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court this afternoon on indictments charging him with first-degree murder and unlawful possession of a firearm for the 2013 homicide. Jordan was indicted Friday after a protracted investigation by Boston Police homicide detectives and Suffolk prosecutors in the grand jury. Jordan was arrested Saturday. more »


Feb 23, 2015

BOSTON, Feb. 23, 2015—The Massachusetts Appeals Court today affirmed an earlier order denying a new trial for the man who murdered off-duty firefighter Danclar Mead 20 years ago, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

The order marks the third time that KAREEN BROWN has been denied a new trial since his conviction for stabbing Mead, who mentored young men in his neighborhood, to death outside a Dorchester fast food restaurant on March 15, 1994. He is currently serving a life sentence. more »


Feb 21, 2015

BOSTON, Feb. 21, 2015–A long-term investigation by Boston Police homicide detectives and Suffolk prosecutors has led to the indictment and arrest of a Roxbury man for the fatal shooting of Ahmir Lee, 22, in 2013, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley and Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans said today.

The Suffolk County Grand Jury yesterday returned indictments charging MICHAEL JORDAN (D.O.B. 6/21/87) with first-degree murder and unlawful possession of a firearm for the Aug. 22, 2013, homicide in Copley Square. Those indictments triggered an arrest warrant that Boston Police executed this morning.  Jordan is expected to be arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court on Monday. more »


Feb 20, 2015

BOSTON, Feb. 20, 2015—A Brighton man was convicted today of stabbing Anthony Spaulding, 21, to death after a fight at a New Year’s Eve party at the victim’s Allston home, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

Jurors found BRIAN MacDONALD (D.O.B. 4/7/88) guilty of voluntary manslaughter on the first full day of their deliberations. The verdict came after about two weeks of trial testimony. Suffolk Superior Court Judge Janet Sanders revoked his bail pending sentencing at 2:00 pm on Feb. 26. more »


Feb 20, 2015

BOSTON, Feb. 20, 2015—A repeat drunk driver has been indicted for manslaughter in the November crash on Enneking Parkway that killed his passenger, 41-year-old Lillian Grover, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

A Suffolk County grand jury today indicted JEFFREY MASON (D.O.B. 9/11/72) of Walpole for motor vehicle homicide, operating under the influence as a fourth offense, and motor vehicle manslaughter by operating under the influence under Ch. 265, Sect. 13½, popularly known as Melanie’s Law. They move Mason’s case from West Roxbury Municipal Court to Suffolk Superior Court, where it will be adjudicated.  An arraignment date has not yet been set. more »


Feb 18, 2015

BOSTON, Feb. 18, 2015—The man who allegedly tried to rob a downtown electronics store last year – and may have succeeded in an earlier armed robbery at the same location – was identified after Boston Police criminalists recovered his unique genetic profile on a glove he left behind, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

DARREN PARKER (D.O.B. 5/28/68), who is homeless, was arraigned Friday in Boston Municipal Court on charges of attempted armed robbery and assault and battery in connection with the 2014 hold-up and struggle.  Assistant District Attorney Brett Walker requested bail of $2,000; Judge Thomas Kaplanes set bail at $1,000. more »


Feb 18, 2015

BOSTON, Feb. 18, 2015—A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted the two individuals charged in the homicide of 39-year-old Cherby LaJoie, who died after being stabbed 41 times, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

After four days of deliberations, a Suffolk Superior Court jury convicted ERNEST WATKINS IV (D.O.B. 1/14/98) of Dorchester of involuntary manslaughter and TARAYIAH “TIP” HUNT (D.O.B. 1/1/92) of Dorchester of second-degree murder in LaJoie’s Oct. 6, 2012 homicide.  Both had been indicted for first-degree murder. more »


Feb 17, 2015

BOSTON, Feb. 17, 2015— A Hyde Park man was arraigned last week on charges he wielded a Taser while attempting to rob a man who had arranged through Facebook to sell a third person a pair of sneakers, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

MESHACH SICOT (D.O.B. 6/30/95) was arraigned in West Roxbury Municipal Court Wednesday on charges of armed assault with intent to rob and assault with a dangerous weapon in connection with the incident on Greenwood Street.  Assistant District Attorney Christopher Aiello requested bail of $5,000 and that Sicot’s bail be revoked in an open case out of the same court charging uttering, counterfeiting, and larceny.  Judge Paul McManus imposed $1,000 bail and ordered Sicot to wear a GPS monitor, abide by a curfew, and stay away and have no contact with the victim in the event he is released on bail.  He declined to revoke Sicot’s open bail. more »


Feb 17, 2015

BOSTON, Feb. 17, 2015—A Quincy man was arraigned last week in connection with a Jamaica Plain armed robbery and faces additional charges in a similar hold-up at a nearby convenience store, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

HEATH CARSON (D.O.B. 7/29/79) was arraigned Feb. 11 in West Roxbury Municipal Court on charges of armed robbery, assault with a dangerous weapon, and unlawful possession of a firearm in connection with a Jan. 22 hold-up of the Tostado Sandwich Bar on Centre Street.  Assistant District Attorney Christopher Aiello requested bail of $75,000; Judge Paul McManus imposed $10,000 bail and ordered that Carson be transported to Cambridge District Court, where he was wanted on warrants. more »


Feb 13, 2015

BOSTON, Feb. 13, 2015—The man who shot 22-year-old Northeastern University student Rebecca Payne to death admitted his guilt today, ending a seven-year saga that began with no leads and nearly ended without resolution when a critical witness died unexpectedly, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

CORNELL SMITH (D.O.B. 12/19/81), formerly of Boston but now serving an unrelated federal sentence for drug distribution, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and unlawful possession of a firearm for shooting Payne to death in her Mission Hill apartment in 2008. Smith was indicted for first-degree murder, but the case suffered a major setback when the critical witness died last May prior to trial. more »


Feb 13, 2015

BOSTON, Feb. 13, 2015— As the man who gunned down 18-year-old Terrence Kelley was sentenced to life in prison, the slain man’s mother recounted her joy at his birth and the “devastation” she felt upon his death, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

Suffolk Superior Court Judge Linda Giles today imposed a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole for DARIUS GIBSON (D.O.B. 8/16/90), convicted last week of first-degree murder, unlawful possession of a firearm, and witness intimidation for fatally shooting Kelley in Grove Hall five years ago and then threatening the life of a person with information on the case. At the request of Assistant District Attorney Ian Polumbaum, she additionally imposed a five- to seven-year term on the witness intimidation charge, to begin only after he completes a prison sentence on an unrelated triple shooting in Brockton. more »


Feb 13, 2015

BOSTON, Feb. 13, 2015—The state’s highest court this week denied a new trial for two men convicted of murder four decades ago, while an appeals court upheld the conviction of a man who killed an infant.

In a Feb. 11 decision authored by Judge Geraldine Hines, the Supreme Judicial Court affirmed a lower court judge’s decision denying a new trial for ENFRID BROWN and WILLIAM JOHNSON (A.K.A. ABDULLAH K. SABREE), who were convicted of first-degree murder for the May 1, 1973, murder of Hakim Jamal, then the international president of the Malcolm X Foundation, inside his apartment. more »


Feb 13, 2015

BOSTON, Feb. 13, 2015— A Chelsea man injured in a police-involved shooting last week was held on high bail during his arraignment yesterday at Massachusetts General Hospital, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

IGOR PEULIC (D.O.B. 1/30/83) was arraigned from his hospital bed yesterday afternoon on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, carrying a loaded firearm, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building, and assault with a dangerous weapon.  At the request of Assistant District Attorney Philip Cheng, Chelsea District Court Judge Matthew Nestor set bail at $25,000. more »


Feb 12, 2015

DA: Defendant Also Fired on Pursuing Boston Police Officer

BOSTON, Feb. 12, 2015—A Hyde Park teen was held without bail today on charges that he shot 21-year-old Kenneth Lamour to death as Lamour shoveled snow on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain yesterday, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. more »


Feb 6, 2015

BOSTON, Feb. 6, 2015—Two weeks after 18-year-old Andres Jaramillo was shot and killed on Garfield Street in Revere, authorities today renewed their call for the public’s assistance.

The investigation into the young man’s fatal shooting on Garfield Avenue remains active, and Revere Police Chief Joseph Cafarelli and Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley continue to urge anyone with information, no matter how insignificant or peripheral that information may seem, to share what they know with investigators. more »


Feb 5, 2015

BOSTON, Feb. 5, 2015— A Salem man was held without bail during his arraignment today for fatally shooting 22-year-old veteran Stephen Perez, Jr., in the back, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

PETER CASTILLO (D.O.B. 8/6/88) was arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court on a charge of first-degree murder in Perez’s April 28, 2012, killing. At the request of ADA David Fredette of the DA’s Homicide Unit, Clerk Magistrate Gary Wilson ordered Castillo held without bail. more »


Feb 4, 2015

BOSTON, Feb. 4, 2015—A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted a repeat gun offender in the 2010 murder of 18-year-old Terrence Kelley, Jr., in Grove Hall, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

Jurors convicted DARIUS GIBSON (D.O.B. 8/16/90) of first-degree murder under the theories of deliberate premeditation and extreme atrocity or cruelty for chasing Kelley down Creston Street and shooting him on the afternoon of May 28, 2010. Jurors also convicted Gibson of unlawful possession of the .25 caliber semiautomatic handgun used in the shooting, and witness intimidation for threatening a person with information on the case. more »


Feb 2, 2015

BOSTON, Feb. 2, 2015—Boston Police homicide investigators and detectives assigned to the Suffolk DA’s office are in New York City this morning to take custody of the man who allegedly fled a murder charge in the shooting death of Stephen Perez, Jr., District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

Authorities plan to return PETER CASTILLO (D.O.B. 8/6/88) of Salem to Massachusetts later today and arraign him in Suffolk Superior Court tomorrow on indictments charging first-degree murder and unlawful possession of a firearm. Castillo is currently held in New York as a fugitive from justice after the US Marshals Service returned him to the United States from the Dominican Republic last month. more »


Feb 1, 2015

BOSTON, Feb. 1, 2015—A man shot by Chelsea Police after allegedly opening fire on an occupied vehicle near Bellingham Square is in custody at Massachusetts General Hospital and expected to survive.

The Suffolk DA’s office is investigating the incident, which took place at about 12:30 this morning. The preliminary evidence from witness statements, surveillance footage, and other sources indicates that the gunman, IGOR PEULIC (D.O.B. 1/30/83) of Chelsea, fired several shots at an occupied vehicle outside the Chelsea Walk Pub. No one was struck by those shots. more »


Jan 29, 2015

BOSTON, Jan. 29, 2015—Two Brighton residents were held on high bail during their arraignment this week after Boston Police discovered drugs, guns, and more than $4,000 in their home, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

SAMUEL FERRERA (D.O.B. 12/23/84) and JAMIE FRANCES SANTANA (D.O.B. 1/25/86) were arraigned Monday in Brighton Municipal Court after their arrests Friday by Boston Police officers who executed a search warrant at the couple’s Litchfield Street apartment Friday.  more »


Jan 29, 2015

BOSTON, Jan. 29, 2015— Two men were arraigned today after Boston Police stopped them as they fled the scene of a double shooting at Forest Hills MBTA station, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

REGINALD PRICE (D.O.B. 2/18/96) of Jamaica Plain and NICHOLAS BOOTMAN (D.O.B. 8/22/96) of Dorchester were arraigned in West Roxbury Municipal Court on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon on a person over age 60, assault and battery on a person over age 60 causing serious bodily injury, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, carrying a loaded firearm, and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building. Assistant District Attorney Lauren Greene requested that each defendant be held on $75,000 bail and that Bootman’s bail on an open case out of Boston Juvenile Court be revoked. Judge Mary Ann Driscoll set $50,000 bail for Price and $25,000 for Bootman and granted Greene’s request to revoke Bootman’s open bail. In the event either defendant is released on bail, he must stay away from Forest Hills and all witnesses and abide by a curfew. more »


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 »