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.
Guilty plea ends Springfield gang rivalry murder case — after jury was sworn in and viewed scene of killingSPRINGFIELD — About 300 people were questioned over four days to assemble the jury for Sherad Therrien’s murder trial in Hampden Superior Court. Jurors reported for the trial Monday morning, were sworn in and listened to Judge […]
Jonathan Kastberg denies murder charge in Holland killing; wife Janet Kastberg died by blunt force trauma to headSPRINGFIELD — With about a dozen family and friends of Janet Kastberg watching, Jonathan Kastberg denied a murder charge Monday in Hampden Superior Court. Kastberg, 75, of Holland, is charged in the killing of his wife by blunt […]
Springfield man admits fatal stabbing of fellow boarding house residentSPRINGFIELD — Jose Gonzalez, 34, of Springfield, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Hampden Superior Court to second degree murder for the fatal stabbing of 42-year-old Luz Vazquez last year.
Bail set at $100,000 for suspended city police officer in child rape case; lawyer criticizes ‘salacious’ media coverageSPRINGFIELD — Bail was set at $100,000 Wednesday for a suspended city police officer accused of child rape. The lawyer for Daniel Cintron asked for his client’s bail to be set at a total of $10,000. A prosecutor […]