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Services for Slain Weymouth Sergeant Michael Chesna Announced

Police Sergeant Michael Chesna was killed by an alleged gunman on Sunday while responding to a call

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    Memorials for Chesna Grow in Hometown of Hanover

    Hanover, Massachusetts, is mourning the loss of Sgt. Michael Chesna, who was killed on duty in Weymouth.

    (Published Thursday, July 19, 2018)

    Sevices for the Massachusetts police sergeant killed Sunday in the line of duty will be held later this week.

    The wake for Weymouth Police Sergeant Michael Chesna will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Hanover, followed by a funeral mass at the church at 11 a.m. Friday. Chesna will be buried in Blue Hill Cemetery in Braintree.

    The Weymouth Police Department has set up a fund to benefit the Chesna family. Donations can be made at the police station or by mail.

    Forty-two-year-old Chesna and 77-year-old Vera Adams were killed on Sunday. The man charged in their deaths, 20-year-old Emanuel Lopes, pleaded not guilty to murder charges during his arraignment on Tuesday.

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    Authorities say Lopes struck the Weymouth sergeant with a rock, grabbed his service weapon and shot him 10 times. They say he went on to shoot Adams through a window on her sun porch. His attorney argued in court that Lopes is not mentally competent to stand trial.

    Lopes was ordered held without bail after pleading not guilty to two counts of first-degree murder. He is due back in court for a probable cause hearing on Aug. 15.

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