Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Authorities have charged Christopher W. Powell of Everett with murder for fatally stabbing a Roxbury man in the South End last month.
Police have arrested a suspect in the fatal stabbing of a Roxbury man who was found dead under the I-93 overpass in the South End last month. Christopher W. Powell, 39, of Everett, has been charged with murder in the fatal stabbing of Corey Thompson, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office. State police have been investigating Thompson's death since his body was found under an Interstate 93 overpass near Albany and Traveler Streets on February 25. An autopsy revealed that the 44-year-old South End man had been stabbed. Detectives said that evidence shows that Powell stabbed Thompson during a physical altercation at the scene, according to DA spokesperson Jake Wark. Additionally, Powell allegedly admitted to the …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
State police say the man whose remains were found beneath a highway overpass in the South End yesterday is believed to be a 43-year-old Roxbury resident.
State police detectives have tentatively identified the man who was found dead beneath the I-93 overpass in the South End on Monday morning, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office. Auhorities said the man is believed to be a 43-year-old Roxbury resident. However, police will not release his name until family members have been contacted. A passerby called 9-1-1 on Monday morning to report seeing the man’s body in a gravelly area beneath Interstate 93 near Albany and Traveler streets just before 8:30 a.m. Police and the Boston Medical Examiner's office are still investigating the cause of the man's death. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call investigators at 617-727-8817. SOUTH END PATCH: Facebook | …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Police are investigating a body found at the intersection of Albany Street and Travelers Street.
State police and detectives are on scene investigating a body found under the I-93 overpass at the interesection of Albany Street and Travelers Street in the South End. There is no word yet from officials as to the identification or further details on the cause of death. The Suffolk County District Attorney's office said troopers from the Massachusetts State Police Barracks in the Ted Williams Tunnel along with Troopers from the Crime Scene Services Section and the District Attorney’s Office have secured the scene and are conducting an investigation. As of 4 p.m., no further information had been released, although detectives did indicate they were still investigating the scene as a homicide case. Stay with South End Patch for more …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
A Dorchester man received the maximum penalty for manslaughter for a drunk driving accident in the South End in 2010 that killed one of his friends.
A Dorchester man will serve 20 years in prison for a drunk driving crash in the South End in 2010 that left one of his friends dead. Warren Tyler, 47, received the maximum penalty for manslaughter this week, after a Suffolk County jury found him guilty of being drunk and causing the crash that killed his friend, according to District Attorney Daniel F. Conley's office. Warren was found guilty of both motor vehicle homicide and manslaughter by operating under the influence in the 2010 crash that killed his friend and passenger, 46-year-old Johnny Williams, Jr. Jurors acquitted Tyler of an additional charge of receiving a stolen motor vehicle. Prior to sentencing, Suffolk Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Locke dismissed the charge of motor …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Police used DNA evidence to make an arrest in the cold case of rape and murder of Zahia Salem.
A man accused of assaulting and strangling an 87-year-old woman 20 years ago in her South End home pleaded guilty to all charges, and was sentenced to life in prison for the crime, according to a statement from Suffolk County District Attorney's office. Charles H. Brook, Jr. 67, admitted on Thursday that in 1989, he gained entry to the Union Park Street apartment where Zahia Salem, 87, lived alone, beat her, sexually assaulted her, and strangled her to death. Brook – who has cancer – was given the mandatory term for that offense, life in prison with the possibility of parole after 15 years. A Cold Case Although Boston Police detectives never found a suspect during their initial investigation 20 years ago, Conley said the case was …
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
They are to be recognized for their work on behalf of victims and survivors of violent crime.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
The following is a press release from the office of Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley Three members of Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s office will be honored at the State House tomorrow for their work on behalf of the victims and survivors of violent crime. The Massachusetts Office of Victim Assistance will honor Kara Hayes, the chief of Conley’s Victim Witness Assistance Program, and Trooper Anthony Alestock, a State Police detective assigned to Conley’s office, with the Access to Justice Award, which is presented annually to those “whose leadership and outreach efforts have made victim rights and services more available and accessible to underserved populations.” Hayes began her career at the DA’s …