Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has proposed a new penalty for drug dealers when the substances they sell end in the user's death. Currently, there is no state statute specifically touching on the issue. The proposed new law would require a mandatory-minimum sentence of five years and a possible penalty of life imprisonment for drug distribution causing death.
Officers with the Boston Police Department reported they arrested a 20-year-old East Boston man in connection with a sexual assault and armed robbery case that allegedly occurred on Nov. 22. The incident reportedly occurred in the Eagle Hill area around 1:44 a.m. as a woman returned home from work.
East hampton police said a man, 45, is in custody after allegedly hitting a motorcycle while impaired by drugs and killing its riders on Aug. 28. According to a representative of the Northampton District Court, the man faces charges of felony homicide in relation to the crash. He is being held on bail of $100,000.
Older citizens should always remain on guard against the proverbial wolf in sheep's clothing. In a Massachusetts condo in downtown Salem the elderly women residents saw this wolf as a single father struggling to survive. They accommodated him in numerous ways and he repaid them by robbing their jewelry and defrauding them of their money. Now he's facing criminal charges of felony larceny by single scheme, larceny by check and larceny by false pretense, as well as the criminal offense of receiving stolen property.