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Victim in Holyoke Homicide Identified

Victim in Holyoke Homicide Identified

November 3, 2020 -Holyoke- On Friday, October 30, 2020 at approximately 12:15 p.m. the Holyoke Police and Fire Departments responded to the intersection of Main and Spring Streets for a two car accident. Officers located a victim who was unresponsive and trapped in one of the vehicles, he needed to be extricated in order for […]

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Family of Karen Soucie Seeks Information on the 20th Anniversary of Her Death

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November 3, 2020 marks the 20th anniversary of the discovery of Ms. Karen Soucie’s body. Karen’s family, along with Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni, are asking the public for their help in providing information that would assist law enforcement in bringing closure to her family and the perpetrator to justice.  Karen was found in her […]

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Hampden County Municipal Narcan Initiative Surpasses 1,000 Doses Supplied to Local Police and Fire Departments

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October 23, 2020 -Springfield- In October of 2018 Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni along with Baystate Health, Trinity Health of New England, and The Center for Human Development announced a $70,000 commitment to provide Naloxone, also known as Narcan, to participating municipal police and fire departments across Hampden County. Since that announcement the commitment has […]

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Expungement and Record Sealing Forum Draws Large Crowd to the Holyoke Public Library

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First Assistant Eduardo VelaquezHampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni February 27, 2020 -Holyoke- A forum on record sealing and expungement drew a larger than anticipated crowd to the Holyoke Public Library on Thursday morning. The forum, presented by Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni, who was joined by First Assistant District Attorney Eduardo Velazquez, and members […]

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Pedro Vazquez Guilty of Second Degree Murder

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Pedro Vaquez February 19, 2020 -Springfield Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni announced today that a Hampden Superior Court Jury has found Pedro Vazquez, 45, of Springfield, guilty of second degree murder. The Defendant has been sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 25 years, which is the maximum sentence for a […]

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Third Suspect Apprehended in New York City in Connection With Holyoke Homicide on South Bridge Street

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Brian Rivera-Vazquez January 22, 2020 -Holyoke- On Friday, January 10, 2020 members of the Holyoke Police Department responded to the area of 605 South Bridge Street for a report of an unresponsive male who appeared to have suffered a fatal gunshot wound. He was previously been identified as Mr. Jesus Otero Marrero, 21, of Holyoke. […]

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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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115 Firearms Turned in at Hampden County Gun Buy-Back

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The Hampden District Attorney’s Office and Baystate Medical Center conducted a gun buyback in recognition of National Gun Buyback Day on Saturday, December 14, 2019. The effort was in coordination with the John C. Wood II Memorial Foundation. In total 115 firearms: 25 pistols, 39 shot guns, and 51 rifles, were turned in. Partnerin the […]

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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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