• Massachusetts Jul 13, 2019

    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 Jul 12, 2019

    Mother in Blackstone ‘House of Horrors' Case Sentenced to 6 to 8 Years in Prison

    The mother in the Blackstone, Massachusetts, “House of Horrors” case in which the remains of her three infants were found in a squalid home will be sentenced Thursday on assault and battery and animal cruelty charges. Erika Murray, 35, of Blackstone, was found guilty of assault and battery causing substantial injury to her two young children and animal cruelty. A...

  • Massachusetts Jun 20, 2019

    Mother in ‘House of Horrors' Trial Found Not Guilty of Murder

    A Massachusetts judge found Erika Murray not guilty of second-degree murder in the Blackstone “House of Horrors” trial after three dead babies were found in her squalid home. Murray, 35, initially faced two counts of second-degree murder, but Judge Janet Kenton-Walker tossed one of the charges after prosecutors failed to prove one of the babies born in Murray’s squalid home...

  • Massachusetts Jun 20, 2019

    Mother in ‘House of Horrors' Trial Found Not Guilty of Murder

    A Massachusetts judge found Erika Murray not guilty of second-degree murder in the Blackstone “House of Horrors” trial after three dead babies were found in her squalid home. Murray, 35, initially faced two counts of second-degree murder, but Judge Janet Kenton-Walker tossed one of the charges after prosecutors failed to prove one of the babies born in Murray’s squalid home...

  • Massachusetts Jun 19, 2019

    Verdict to Be Announced Thursday in Blackstone ‘House of Horrors' Trial

    Following more than a week of testimonies revealing shocking new details in the Blackstone, Massachusetts “House of Horrors” trial, a judge has reached a verdict that is set to be announced soon. The fate of 35-year-old Erika Murray will be announced at 11 a.m. Thursday. The defendant waived her right to a jury trial and Judge Janet Kenton-Walker will decide...

  • Massachusetts Jun 19, 2019

    Verdict to Be Announced Thursday in Blackstone ‘House of Horrors' Trial

    Following more than a week of testimonies revealing shocking new details in the Blackstone, Massachusetts “House of Horrors” trial, a judge has reached a verdict that is set to be announced soon. The fate of 35-year-old Erika Murray will be announced at 11 a.m. Thursday. The defendant waived her right to a jury trial and Judge Janet Kenton-Walker will decide...

  • Massachusetts Jun 17, 2019

    Verdict in Blackstone ‘House of Horrors' Trial Could be Reached This Week

    Closing arguments have come to a conclusion in the Blackstone, Massachusetts “House of Horrors” trial and a judge may reach a verdict this week in the case of a mother accused of murder after three dead infants were found in her squalid home. The defense rested their case and closing arguments were made Friday for the trial of 35-year-old Erika...

  • Massachusetts Jun 16, 2019

    Judge Could Issue Verdict in ‘House of Horrors' Trial This Week

    A judge could reach a verdict this week in the trial of a woman who faces a murder charge after authorities found three dead babies at her squalid home in Blackstone, Massachusetts in 2014. Erika Murray, 35, faces several serious charges, including a second-degree murder charge, for one of the three dead infants found in closets in the home.

  • Massachusetts Jun 15, 2019

    Judge to Issue Verdict in ‘House of Horrors' Trial at Later Date

    A judge heard closing arguments Friday in the trial of a woman who faces a murder charge after authorities found three dead babies at her squalid home in Blackstone, Massachusetts in 2014.

  • Massachusetts Jun 4, 2019

    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 Jun 4, 2019

    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 Jun 2, 2019

    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 Jun 2, 2019

    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

    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

    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

    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 Apr 26, 2019

    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 Jan 17, 2019

    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 Jan 9, 2019

    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.”

  • Massachusetts Dec 12, 2018

    Suspect Arraigned in Family Members' Murders in West Brookfield

    The man indicted for killing four family members in their West Brookfield home is scheduled to appear before a judge Wednesday. Matthew Locke, 32, of Ware was indicted by a grand jury on Nov. 21 for the slayings of 38-year-old Sara Bermudez and her three children: 2-year-old Michael, 6-year-old Hames and 8-year-old Madison. Their bodies were found with multiple stab...

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