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Faustino Diaz’s 2014 First Degree Murder Conviction Upheld by SJC

Diaz, Faustino

December 12, 2017 -Springfield- Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni announced today the 2014 first degree murder conviction of Faustino Diaz has been upheld by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni stated, “I am pleased to announce the affirmation of this 2014 murder conviction, which comes after great work by […]

Four Arrested on Firearms Charges After Early Morning Armed Carjacking

Talieke Ramsey

December 6, 2017 -Springfield- In the early morning hours of December 5, members of the Hampden County Narcotics Task Force arrested four suspects at 114 Cambridge St, Springfield on the following charges:  Talieke Ramsey, 20, of Springfield, Mass, on charges of: Armed Carjacking-Firearm, Armed Robbery-Firearm, Possession of a Firearm Without a License, Possession of Ammunition Without […]

30,000 Bags, 1.5 Kilograms of Raw Heroin, and 1.5 Kilograms of Cocaine Seized During Drug Trafficking Investigation  

grullon, Johnathan

  November 30, 2017 -Springfield- Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni announced today the arrest of three individuals for their suspected involvement in a high level heroin and cocaine trafficking operation here in Hampden County. In addition to the arrest, authorities seized 30,000 packaged and ready-for-sale bags of heroin along with 1.5 kilograms of raw […]

Hampden DA Anthony Gulluni tapped by Gov. Charlie Baker to serve on new hate crime task force

Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni(Republican file photo) By Patrick Johnson, pjohnson@repub.com SPRINGFIELD – Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni has been tapped by Gov. Charlie Baker to serve on Baker’s soon-to-be formed anti-hate crime task force, Gulluni’s office announced Monday. His formal appointment will begin as of 4 p.m. Monday when Baker is expected to sign an executive […]

Springfield, Hampden County officials launch offensive on prostitution, human trafficking

Human Trafficking

By Patrick Johnson, pjohnson@repub.com SPRINGFIELD – City and county officials announced on Tuesday the formation of a county-wide effort to combat prostitution and human trafficking by targeting those who seek sex for money rather than those who supply it. “Don’t come to Springfield looking for sex because we will be looking for you,” said Deputy Springfield Police […]

Massachusetts District Attorneys throw support behind House criminal justice reform bill

What would the Massachusetts House

By Shira Schoenberg, sschoenberg@repub.com The Massachusetts District Attorneys Association has thrown its weight behind the House version of a criminal justice reform bill. That gives powerful backing to the more moderate of two proposals. The District Attorneys had been strong critics of a reform bill passed by the state Senate. “We believe that the House bill offers […]

More charges filed against Springfield man wanted for double murder in Vermont

Justin J. Orwat, 46, of Springfield(Springfield Police Department) By Jack Flynn, jflynn@repub.com SPRINGFIELD — A Springfield man wanted for a double murder in Vermont is being held on $50,000 bail here after denying an armed robbery last month in Springfield. Justin Orwat, 46, pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Springfield District Court to armed robbery and assault with a […]

DA: Holyoke man died in intentional crash orchestrated by 2 people to get insurance money for car

Holyoke car crash victim dies; drove car into KMart Plaza loading dock at high speed

(File photo/The Republican) By Buffy Spencer, bspencer@repub.com SPRINGFIELD — A Holyoke man and a Springfield woman have been indicted on involuntary manslaughter and other charges in connection with the death of Jonathan Aguilar, who crashed a car July 21 into a loading dock behind the Holyoke Kmart Plaza on Route 5. A Hampden Superior Court grand jury indicted […]

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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