Hampden County residents lay down their arms at local Gun Buy BackSPRINGFIELD – When he was a child, Kevin Moriarty had a friend who accidentally shot and killed his own brother. Moriarty, now Baystate Medical Center’s chief pediatric surgeon, said he unfortunately still sees examples of such preventable deaths in the line of work.
Palmer man accused of fatal fire poker stabbing held without bailPALMER – Murder suspect Robert Nompleggi was ordered held without right to bail Friday after pleading not guilty to a fatal stabbing Thursday night in Palmer. Nompleggi, 62 of Palmer, pleaded not guilty in Palmer District Court to murder, intimidation of a witness and violation […]
Hampden man accused in overdose deathSPRINGFIELD – A 28-year-old Hampden man has been indicted by a Hampden Superior Court grand jury on a charge of involuntary manslaughter for a July 5 overdose death in Tolland. The indictment of Ryan Doyle lists Alex LaFleur as the victim.
Judge denies bail for Chicopee carjacking suspect with extensive criminal recordCHICOPEE – A South Hadley man who was on probation for a 2015 convenience store robbery before being charged Monday with a carjacking outside another convenience store is too dangerous to be released on bail, a judge has ruled.
3 Massachusetts men plead guilty to drug dealing – and win pleas to be home (temporarily) for the holidaysSPRINGFIELD — Two Holyoke men and a Chicopee man on Thursday pleaded guilty to possession of heroin and cocaine with intent to distribute. The two Holyoke brothers will be going to state prison, the Chicopee man to […]
Clerk accused of running down suspected Springfield shoplifter with car indicted on intent to murder chargesSPRINGFIELD — A 29-year-old city man has been indicted by a Hampden Superior Court grand jury on eight charges, including armed assault with intent to murder, with the weapon being a vehicle. Jeremy Caicoya, a convenience store clerk, is accused […]
Family members of fatal shooting victim John Alexander describe the man they lovedSPRINGFIELD a John Alexander came from a large family, and a contingent of about 40 were in court Monday as Sherad Therrien was sentenced for the shooting that killed him. Victim witness statements from 11 family members were read a either by Assistant […]
Gun buyback to be held in Springfield; Weapons can be turned in with no questions askedSPRINGFIELD – Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni and his staff and Baystate Medical Center will again be buying back guns which are unwanted by owners. The sponsors will be offering a $50 Big Y gift card for any handgun, rifle […]
Black Friday shopping trip costly for murder defendant Rafael Martinez; $50,000 bail revokedSPRINGFIELD — A murder defendant on Friday was ordered back to jail for 90 days after the prosecution said he violated the conditions of his release on $50,000 bail by going shopping on Black Friday rather than working. Rafael Martinez, 36, of Springfield, […]
Drug supplier admits guilt in overdose death, sentenced to 5-7 yearsSPRINGFIELD — Kimberly Garcia sobbed in court Wednesday as the man who supplied a fatal dose of heroin to her son admitted his guilt. Garcia said the day her son was taken from her was the worst day of her life.