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 […]
November 19, 2018 -Springfield- On Wednesday, November 13, 2018 the Springfield Police Department responded to a crash involving a passenger vehicle and a tractor trailer on Page Boulevard in Springfield. It appears the passenger vehicle crossed into the path of the tractor trailer. There were a total of four occupants in the vehicle, two of […]
November 15, 2018 -Holyoke- On Tuesday November 13, 2018 Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni’s Hampden County Narcotics Task Force along with members of the Holyoke Police Department Narcotics Vice Unit, Homeland Security Investigations and the DEA Task Force, executed a search warrant at 22 St. Jerome Avenue in Holyoke. Recovered during the search of the […]
November 14, 2018 -Springfield- On Wednesday, November 13, 2018 the Springfield Police Department responded to a crash involving a passenger vehicle and a tractor trailer on Page Boulevard in Springfield. It appears the passenger vehicle crossed into the path of the tractor trailer. There were a total of four occupants in the vehicle, two of […]
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 […]