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Suspect in Springfield murder released on $50K bail; DA Gulluni calls it a ‘dangerous step’ by courts

Springfield police charge city man with with murder

By Patrick Johnson, pjohnson@repub.com SPRINGFIELD – Rafael Martinez, a suspect in the 2016 shooting of a Florida man on Jardine Street, was released from custody Monday after posting $50,000 bail. Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni issued a statement that faulted the release as “a dangerous step” by the courts. Martinez, 35, is awaiting trial for the murder […]

Hampden DA Anthony Gulluni renews call for Western Mass. youth to participate in Stop the Swerve campaign

Hampden DA Anthony Gulluni renews call for Western Mass. youth to participate in Stop the Swerve campaign

By The Republican Newsroom Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni is once again challenging area high school students to participate in his Stop the Swerve Public Service Announcement and Billboard Challenge. “I am grateful to Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance and their administration of the Drunk Driving Trust Fund for the grant funding that will allow our office […]

9,000 Bags of Heroin Seized During Drug Trafficking Investigation

Sanchez, Julio

February 28, 2018 -Springfield- Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni announced today the arrest of two individuals for their suspected involvement in a high level heroin trafficking operation here in Hampden County. In addition to the arrest, authorities seized over 9,000 packaged and ready-for-sale bags of heroin along with $3500 in cash. Hampden District Attorney […]

Terry Lockett Arraigned in Connection with Murder on Beaudry Street in Springfield

Lockett, Terry

February 26, 2018 -Springfield- Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni announced today the arrest and arraignment of Terry Lockett, 41, of Springfield, for his suspected role in the murder of Ms. Kimberly Lockett, 43, of Springfield. On Friday, February 23, 2018, members of the Springfield Police Department Homicide Unit arrested Terry Lockett on a charge of murder after discovering […]

Assailant Shot in Palmer Home Invasion Identified

Freddy Rosario

February 13, 2018 -Palmer- On Sunday, February 11, 2018, officers from the Palmer Police Department responded to 1180 Calkins Road, Palmer, for a reported home invasion. Shortly after their arrival officers notified the Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Hampden District Attorney’s Office about the potential of a fatality associated with this incident. […]

Palmer Home Invasion Results with Assailant Shot; Twenty Pounds of Marijuana Seized in the Home

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February 12, 2018 -Palmer- On Sunday, February 11, 2018, officers from the Palmer Police Department responded to 1180 Calkins Road, Palmer, for a reported home invasion. Shortly after their arrival officers notified the Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Hampden District Attorney’s Office about the potential of a fatality associated with this incident. […]

Hampden DA Anthony Gulluni calls bail for murder defendant ‘terrifying precedent’

Rafeal Martinez

Updated Dec 14; Posted Dec 14 By Buffy Spencer bspencer@repub.com SPRINGFIELD — Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni said Thursday a judge’s setting of $50,000 cash bail for a murder defendant is “a terrifying precedent and one that I don’t want to see repeated.” On Wednesday, Hampden Superior Court Judge David Ricciardone set bail at $50,000 for Rafael Martinez, charged with the […]

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