• Massachusetts July 13, 2019 10:11 pm

    Man Convicted of Great Aunt's Murder Free After DNA Test

    For the first time in 35 years, a Massachusetts man walked outside as a free man leaving court Friday. Gary Cifizzari, 62, of Taunton, was just 27 when he was convicted of first-degree murder in the violent death of his 75-year-old great aunt in Milford back in 1979. The New England Innocence Project joined Ropes and Gray law firm in...

  • Massachusetts July 13, 2019 10:11 pm

    Man Convicted of Great Aunt's Murder Free After DNA Test

    For the first time in 35 years, a Massachusetts man walked outside as a free man leaving court Friday. Gary Cifizzari, 62, of Taunton, was just 27 when he was convicted of first-degree murder in the violent death of his 75-year-old great aunt in Milford back in 1979. The New England Innocence Project joined Ropes and Gray law firm in...

  • Massachusetts June 12, 2019 11:40 pm

    Pediatrician Said Youngest Living Kids in ‘House of Horrors' Were Severely Neglected

    A pediatrician testifying in the Blackstone “House of Horrors” trial said the allegedly neglected children discovered in the squalor home showed severe vitamin D deficiency. Dr. Howard Kay reviewed medical records of Erika Murray’s 5-month-old and 3-year-old daughters after a neighbor found the girls living in the insect and feces infested home.

  • Massachusetts June 11, 2019 9:53 pm

    Judge Tosses Out 1 Murder Charge in ‘House of Horrors' Trial

    A Massachusetts judge has tossed out one of the two second-degree murder charges facing Erika Murray after three infants were found dead in the so-called Blackstone “House of Horrors” trial. The decision came Tuesday, six days into the trial. Murray, 35, continues to face charges that now include one count of second-degree murder, two counts of assault and battery on...

  • Massachusetts July 11, 2019 1:05 pm

    Doctor Testifies About Suspected Child Neglect in ‘House of Horrors' Trial

    Following a week of disturbing details and an audio recording of the interview between police and the woman charged with murder following the discovery of three dead infants in her squalid home, the trial of Erika Murray continued Monday. Murray, 35, was charged with the murder of two of the three infants whose remains were found in her Blackstone, Massachusetts...

  • Massachusetts June 7, 2019 11:13 pm

    ‘Like a Horror Movie': Unsettling Interview With Woman Charged in Babies' Deaths Played at Trial

    Medical examiners took the stand on Thursday to make graphic testimonies in which they described the discovery of three sets of infant remains found in cardboard boxes hidden in closets among trash and debris inside the Blackstone “House of Horrors.” Erika Murray, 35, has been on trial since Tuesday after she was charged with the murder of two of the...

  • Massachusetts June 6, 2019 9:48 pm

    Police Sgt. Says He Found Dead Baby in Box in ‘House of Horrors'

    A Massachusetts State Police Sergeant described the filth found at the Blackstone “House of Horrors” as being about 2 feet high and needing a snow shovel to begin his search on the property. Sgt. Keith Egan said Thursday during the third day of Erika Murray’s trial that authorities began to remove boxes found in a closet inside the squalid home...

  • Massachusetts June 6, 2019 9:48 pm

    Police Sgt. Says He Found Dead Baby in Box in ‘House of Horrors'

    A Massachusetts State Police Sergeant described the filth found at the Blackstone “House of Horrors” as being about 2 feet high and needing a snow shovel to begin his search on the property. Sgt. Keith Egan said Thursday during the third day of Erika Murray’s trial that authorities began to remove boxes found in a closet inside the squalid home...

  • Massachusetts June 5, 2019 10:39 pm

    Witnesses Say ‘House of Horrors' Was Covered in Feces, Maggots

    Horrific details were revealed Tuesday in the first day of a Massachusetts woman’s trial in which her lawyers are trying to convince a judge she is not responsible for the deaths of two infants found in her squalor Blackstone home. In September of 2014, authorities discovered the skeletal remains of three babies in the house of 35-year-old Erika Murray, who...

  • Massachusetts June 4, 2019 10:32 pm

    Shocking New Details in Blackstone ‘House of Horrors' Trial

    An attorney for the Massachusetts woman charged with murder following the discovery of three infant bodies in her “House of Horrors” raised mental illness as a defense on Tuesday in court. Erika Murray, 35, of Blackstone, was arrested following the grisly discovery in September 2014. Her arrest came after a 10-year-old boy who lived in the home asked a neighbor...

  • Massachusetts June 4, 2019 10:17 am

    Worcester Man Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter in Strangulation Death

    A Massachusetts man has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of involuntary manslaughter in the strangulation death of a woman in his Leominster apartment. James Vaillancourt faces 15 to 17 years in prison under terms of a plea deal entered Monday in Worcester Superior Court.

  • Massachusetts June 4, 2019 10:32 pm

    Shocking New Details in Blackstone ‘House of Horrors' Trial

    An attorney for the Massachusetts woman charged with murder following the discovery of three infant bodies in her “House of Horrors” raised mental illness as a defense on Tuesday in court. Erika Murray, 35, of Blackstone, was arrested following the grisly discovery in September 2014. Her arrest came after a 10-year-old boy who lived in the home asked a neighbor...

  • Massachusetts June 2, 2019 11:12 pm

    Trial Set to Begin for Woman Charged in Babies' Deaths

    A trial is set to begin for a Massachusetts woman charged with murder after the bodies of three infants she had given birth to were found in her squalid home. Erika Murray’s trial is scheduled to begin Tuesday in Worcester Superior Court.

  • Massachusetts June 2, 2019 11:12 pm

    Trial Set to Begin for Woman Charged in Babies' Deaths

    A trial is set to begin for a Massachusetts woman charged with murder after the bodies of three infants she had given birth to were found in her squalid home. Erika Murray’s trial is scheduled to begin Tuesday in Worcester Superior Court.

  • Massachusetts May 10, 2019 12:43 am

    Blackstone Man Convicted in Father's Murder

    A Massachusetts man charged with fatally beating and suffocating his 83-year-old father was found guilty Thursday. Glenn Armstrong, who once served prison time for threatening to kill then-President Bill Clinton, was convicted of murder in the January 2017 death of Walter Armstrong, who was found on the floor of his Blackstone home with a trash bag over his head.

  • Massachusetts May 6, 2019 6:35 pm

    Suspected Gang Member Arrested at Relative's Funeral in Worcester

    A suspected Massachusetts gang member wanted for allegedly threatening to kill a pregnant woman as well as defaulting on a court appearance on drug charges, was arrested Friday by state police at the funeral of a family member. Kiosnel Pineiro, 21, was taken into custody without incident around noon at Hope Cemetery in Worcester by state police gang unit troopers...

  • Massachusetts May 5, 2019 9:20 pm

    Trial of Man Charged With Killing His Father Gets Started

    Testimony in the trial of a Massachusetts man charged with fatally beating and suffocating his 83-year-old father is scheduled to get underway. Glenn Armstrong, who once served prison time for threatening to kill then-President Bill Clinton, is charged with murder in the January 2017 death of Walter Armstrong, who was found on the floor of his Blackstone home with a...

  • Worcester April 26, 2019 11:41 am

    Worcester Man Pleads Guilty to Fatally Stabbing Ex's Ex

    A Massachusetts man has pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing the father of one of his former girlfriend’s children. The Telegram & Gazette reports that 29-year-old Charlie Jimenez pleaded guilty Wednesday in Worcester Superior Court to second-degree murder and domestic assault charges. Sentencing was scheduled for July 12.

  • Massachusetts January 17, 2019 2:22 pm

    Mass. Woman Charged With Murder in Babies' Death Faces June Trial

    A Massachusetts woman facing murder charges after the bodies of three infants she had given birth to were found in her squalid home in 2014 has been scheduled to go on trial in June. A judge on Wednesday scheduled Erika Murray’s trial to start June 4 in Worcester Superior Court.

  • JUDGE January 9, 2019 8:23 pm

    Convicted Rapist to Get Another Shot at Medical Parole

    A convicted rapist who was diagnosed with liver cancer is getting another shot at medical parole. Worcester Superior Court Judge J. Gavin Reardon Jr. says in a ruling issued Monday that Benjamin LaGuer’s petition for medical parole must be reconsidered “in light of his recently improved medical condition.”

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