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Guilty on all charges: Edward Corliss to spend rest of miserable life behind bars for murder of JP clerk

A Suffolk Superior Court jury wasted little time finding Edward Corliss guilty of first-degree murder today for killing Tedeschi clerk Surendra Dangol, who gave Corliss everything he asked for during a December, 2009 holdup, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Corliss will be formally sentenced on Thursday, but first-degree murder convictions carry a mandatory life term without possibility of parole. Corliss was on parole for murdering a Salisbury store clerk in 1971 when he gunned down Dangol, a Nepali immigrant working to bring his family to the United States. It was Corliss's parole officer who led police to him, after he noticed Corliss was driving a car with an Obama bumper sticker, which he found odd for a criminal from Somerville.

Corliss, whose criminal record dates to 1962, originally faced another trial on charges he tried to hire a fellow inmate to murder his wife, who drove him away from the Tedeschi as Dangol lay dying inside the store. Prosecutors, however, dropped that case.

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An Obama sticker, "unusual" for Somerville? The last time I can imagine Somerville voting Republican was in '84 when the Commonwealth went for Reagan. Even then, Middlesex County went for Mondale. (Source: Wikipedia election map)

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Corliss was driving a car with an Obama bumper sticker, which he found odd for a criminal from Somerville.

It's not that he was from Somerville - it's that he was a criminal from Somerville. Apparently, thugs in Somerville vote GOP.

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I assumed it was a general "old white townie" stereotype (post-Kennedy era)

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We took some note of this in Davis Square LiveJournal the last time it came up here in UHub.

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I'm sorry that your son/husband/father could not emigrate to a state where killers are not set free to kill again like they are here.

I hope somebody stomps on Corliss' chest until he suffocates John Geoghan-style.

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Raise taxes to expand the MA prison system.

or

Decriminalize all drugs offenses that don't involve violence or theft.

Take your pick Will.

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Clearly.

Or we could have just, you know, executed him 40 years ago instead of kicking the can to 2011.

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