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James Norris’s 2001 First Degree Murder Conviction Upheld by SJC

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James Norris December 20, 2019 -Springfield- Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni announced today the 2001 first degree murder conviction of James Norris 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 2001 first degree murder conviction, which comes […]

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Hampden District Attorney’s Office Adopts 50 Kids for Christmas

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December 20, 2019 -Springfield, MA-  Members of Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni’s Office are once again playing Santa Claus this holiday season by providing gifts for fifty children in need. In partnership with Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (MSPCC), members of the District Attorney’s Office who “adopt” a child, receive […]

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Fr. Patrick Kuffner Arraigned on Charges of Indecent Assault and Battery on a Child Under 14

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Fr. Patrick Kuffner photo: Courtesy of the Hampden County Sheriff’s Dept. December 12, 2019 -Springfield- Fr. Patrick Kuffner, 72, of New Jersey, was arraigned today in Hampden Superior Court on three charges of Indecent Assault and Battery of Child Under 14. Initial bail was set at $50,000 cash; he is due back in court on […]

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Hampden County Gun Buy Back to be Held on National Gun Buy Back Day

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What: Hampden County Gun Buy Back When: Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Where: Raymond Sullivan Safety Complex, 1212 Carew St., Springfield, MA The Hampden District Attorney’s Office and Baystate Medical Center will be conducting a gun buyback in recognition of National Gun Buyback Day on Saturday, December 14, 2019. The effort […]

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Victim of Chicopee Homicide on Montgomery Street Identified

Victim of Chicopee Homicide on Montgomery Street Identified

November 22, 2019 -Chicopee- On Thursday, November 21, 2019 officers for the Chicopee Police Department responded to the area of 1296 Montgomery Street for a report of an unresponsive male.    Upon arrival, officers discovered the individual seated in a vehicle and unresponsive. When officers began administrating CPR, it became clear the individual had already […]

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Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni Elected President of Massachusetts District Attorney’s Association

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Hampden Distrcit Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni November 21, 2019 – In a unanimous vote by the Commonwealth’s district attorneys, Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni has been elected as the President of the Massachusetts District Attorneys’ Association (MDAA).  MDAA is an independent state agency whose mission is to support the eleven elected Massachusetts District Attorneys and […]

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Brian Fanion Arraigned on First Degree Murder in Connection With Wife’s Death

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Brian Fanion November 7, 2019 -Springfield- On Tuesday, May 8, 2018, first responders from the City of Westfield advised Massachusetts State Police detectives assigned to the Hampden District Attorney’s Office  that there was a reported suicide at the home of Amy, 51, and Brian Fanion, 55, 9 North Road in Westfield.  Upon arrival, detectives received initial […]

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Gary Schara Pleads Guilty to First Degree Murder in the Homicide of Lisa Ziegert

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Gary Schara September 25, 2019 -Springfield – Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni announced today the First Degree Murder guilty plea by Gary Schara, 50, of West Springfield, for the murder of Ms. Lisa Ziegert. Schara was indicted by a Hampden Superior Court Grand Jury on December 8, 2017 on charges of First Degree Murder, […]

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