The Supreme Judicial Court today gave Suffolk County prosecutors a choice: They can retry Mario Gonzalez of Dorchester for stabbing his girlfriend to death in 2009 or they can accept reducing his current conviction from first to second-degree murder.
A first-degree murder conviction carries a mandatory sentence of life without parole. A second-degree conviction also carries a life sentence but with the possibility of parole, as early as 15 years after conviction.
The owner of a Colombian restaurant on Saratoga Street and police traded accusations of insolence at a hearing today on incidents during and following the Colombia/Brazil World Cup match on July 4.
El Kiosko, 972 Saratoga St., was before the Boston Licensing Board to explain a patron brawl just outside its doors and how a customer came to be found holding a nearly full liqueur bottle. Police also cited the restaurant for hindering aninvestigation into the brawl. The board decides Thursday what action, if any, to take.
Saugus Police report they are looking for a man they took off in a 90-year-old's car in the Stop & Shop parking lot this morning.
Police say officers found the man on the sidewalk, bleeding. He declined medical attention, however.
They say the victim had just come out of the store with groceries when he was attacked by a white man, about 5'7" with dark hair. He sped off in the victim's brown, 2001 Ford Focus, Mass. plates 868-NHV.
If you spot either the suspect or the car, contact Saugus Police at 781-941-1199 or the anonymous tip line at 781-231-4037.
As Boston Garden officials pledged to do more to prevent another EDM "mass casualty incident," public-safety officials said they had to deal with more than just several dozen chemically impaired show goers before a June 25 Avicii concert.
Transit Police report arresting John Bubier, 60, around 9 a.m. today at Andrew Square after officers say they watched him piggyback through a fare gate behind a paying T rider and then discovered he had failed to register as a Level 3 sex offender.