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Victim in Longmeadow motor-vehicle homicide identified 

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May 9, 2022 -Springfield- On Saturday, May 7, 2022 at approximately 1:35 a.m. the Longmeadow Police Department responded to Green Willow Drive for a single vehicle accident.  Responding officers located a male juvenile with minor injuries who is the suspected operator. Two additional passengers were located in the car. One of the passengers was declared […]

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Victim in Springfield homicide identified

Victim in Springfield homicide identified

April 22, 2022 -Springfield- On Friday, April 15, 2022 at approximately 10:05 p.m. the Springfield Police Department responded to 1000 block of Worthington Street for a report of a shots fired.  Responding officers located an adult male, who appeared to be suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to Baystate Medical Center were he […]

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James Bennett sentenced to 6-7 years in prison for possession of a firearm

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April 20, 2022 -Springfield- James W. Bennett has been sentenced to 6-7 years in state prison after a Hampden County Superior Court Jury found him guilty of Carrying a firearm without a license, second offense. The sentencing came after a jury trial, which concluded on April 13, 2022 Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni stated, […]

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Ali Ghaffar arrested and charged in connection with rape and assault of at least six women

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April 13, 2022 -Springfield- Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni stated, “Investigators moved with urgency to identify and stop this alleged serial rapist before he victimized more women. We are asking our partners in the media and the public at large to share the picture we are releasing of the suspect, and ask that if you are a survivor of […]

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Edwin Hernandez pleads guilty to second degree murder

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April 4, 2022 -Springfield- Edwin Hernandez, 23, of Holyoke, plead guilty to second degree murder, at a hearing today in Hampden Superior Court. His trial was expected to begin tomorrow. Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni stated, “The excellent investigation by Springfield Police Department’s Homicide Unit and my office’s Murder Unit led to a successful […]

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William Allsop guilty of first degree murder; sentenced to life in prison

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March 30, 2022 -Chicopee- William Allsop, 48, of Monson was sentenced today in Hampden Superior Court to life in prison without the possibility of parole. The sentencing hearing came after he was found guilty of murder in the first degree by a Hampden County Superior Court Jury, yesterday, March 29, 2022. Hampden District Attorney Anthony […]

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Lionel Cruz sentenced to 12-14 years in prison after being found guilty on ten counts related to child sex abuse

Lionel Cruz sentenced to 12-14 years in prison after being found guilty on ten counts related to child sex abuse

Lionel Cruz March 21, 2022 -Springfield- On Tuesday, March 15, Lionel Cruz was sentenced by a Superior Court Judge to 12-14 years in prison followed by five years of probation. The sentencing came a week after a Hampden Superior Court Jury found him guilty on ten counts relating to child sex abuse; Rape of a […]

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Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni’s SAFE Unit shuts down East Forest Park home used in Drug Operation  

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D.A.. Gulluni’s SAFE Unit shuts down East Forest Park home used in Drug OperationNo Description February 24, 2022 -Springfield-  Members of Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni’s Strategic Action & Focused Enforcement Unit (SAFE), shut down a home, 127 Old Brook Road in Springfield, used as a strategic location for a violent drug distribution organization on […]

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