Archive | April, 2017

Suspect Apprehended in West Springfield Homicide

Santiago, Roberto

April 11, 2017 -West Springfield, Mass- Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni announced the apprehension of a suspect in a fatal shooting that occurred on Monday afternoon in West Springfield. On Monday, April 10, 2017, at approximately 12:53 p.m., the West Springfield Police Department responded to a report of a woman shot at an apartment located […]

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Springfield man gets 3-year sentence for heroin distribution

Indian Orchard drug raid part of larger effort; 8 arrests, 5 kilos of cocaine, heroin seized in Springfield, Ludlow, Belchertown: Hampden DA

  By Buffy Spencer | bspencer@repub.com on April 07, 2017 at 3:03 PM -SPRINGFIELD- Hampden Superior Court Judge Edward J. McDonough on Thursday sentenced a city man to three years in state prison for his part in a heroin trafficking operation. Fausto Mejia, 49, had been charged with heroin trafficking in the amount of over […]

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Mass SJC upholds 1st degree murder conviction of Benjamin Sanchez in 2009 Springfield homicide

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Benjamin Sanchez, (Republican file photo) By Patrick Johnson | pjohnson@repub.com BOSTON — The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court on Friday upheld a first-degree murder conviction of Benjamin Sanchez, who was found guilty of stabbing his wife and then setting her Springfield house on fire to cover up the crime. Ana Cruz seen in a family photo […]

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28th Annual Victims’ Rights Conference Held in Holyoke

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  April 7, 2016 -Holyoke- Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni kicked off this year’s Victims’ Rights Conference with introductory remarks this morning at Baystate Health’s Education Center in Holyoke. This year’s focused on: Building Resiliency in Youth and Communities. The conference is co-sponsored by the Hampden District Attorney’s Office and Baystate Health. The conference […]

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Hampden County Narcotics Taskforce Confiscates Multiple Firearms in Drug Arrest

Merced, Manuel

April 6, 2017 -Holyoke- On Wednesday April 5, 2017, members of the Hampden County Narcotics Task Force, which includes the Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit assigned to the District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni’s Office, the Holyoke Police Department Narcotics Vice Division, and the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, along with the Western Massachusetts Gang Taskforce, […]

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Benjamin Sanchez’s 2012 First Degree Murder Conviction Upheld by SJC

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April 6, 2017 -Springfield- Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni announced today the decision by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court which upheld the conviction of Benjamin Sanchez for his role in the 2009 homicide of Ms. Ana Cruz. Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni stated, “I am pleased to announce the affirmation of this 2012 […]

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