Archive | October, 2017

78-year-old shooter, 68-year-old victim named in Holyoke slaying-suicide

Hampden DA Anthony Gulluni: 2 dead in Holyoke murder-suicide

By Greg Saulmon, gsaulmon@repub.com HOLYOKE — The district attorney on Friday identified a man and woman who died this week in what officials described as a murder-suicide. Carmen L. Echevarria, 68, was shot and killed in the Veterans Park Apartments building 598 Dwight St. shortly before 11 a.m. Wednesday, according to the office of Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni. A […]

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Prosecutor: ‘Time to protect Holyoke, protect community, from this menace’

Jose Santiago(Police photo) By Buffy Spencer, bspencer@repub.com SPRINGFIELD – Assistant District Attorney Janine M. Simonian wanted a judge to sentence Jose Santiago to a total of 25 to 35 years in state prison, saying he has ” been terrorizing the community for over two decades.” “It’s time to stop Mr. Santiago’s destructive behavior. It’s time to protect […]

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Shanna Sharples Under Arrest in Connection with Child Endangerment

Sharples, Shanna

October 4, 2017 -Springfield- Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni announced today the arrest of Shanna Sharples, 38, of Westfield. She has been charged with: Child Endangerment, Improper Disposal of a Body, and three counts of Obstruction of Justice. On Thursday, May 5, 2017, Detectives from the Westfield Police Department contacted the Massachusetts State Police Detective […]

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Daniel Leary motor vehicle homicide conviction upheld by state court in West Springfield crash that killed David Laduzenski

Leary, Daniel

 By Buffy Spencer, bspencer@repub.com WEST SPRINGFIELD — The state Appeals Court has upheld the 2013 conviction of Daniel Leary for motor vehicle homicide by reckless or negligent operation while under the influence of alcohol. David Laduzenski, 29, a Somerville resident and West Springfield native, was home visiting family and friends when he was hit while standing in a friend’s driveway […]

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