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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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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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