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Woman, 17, pleads not guilty to accessory charge in Revere officerís death
By John R. Ellement, Globe Staff
A 17-year-old woman was charged today with helping hide a handgun allegedly used to kill a Revere police officer and offering a bogus alibi for her boyfriend, who faces one count of first-degree murder for the slaying.
Gia M. Nagy pleaded not guilty to a single charge of accessory after murder, slouching as she stood through the 10-minute proceeding in Chelsea District Court.
"My daughter didnít have anything to do with this," said her mother, Alison Nagy, outside court. "She's only a 17-year-old kid. She didnít have anything to do with this."
Nagy is accused of "offering comfort" to her boyfriend, Robert Iacoviello Jr., 20, after he allegedly shot and killed Revere police Officer Daniel Talbot, said Assistant Suffolk District Attorney John Lacey. She also allegedly helped break the 9mm handgun used to shoot Talbot and hid the pieces in a storm drain.
Talbot was killed Sept. 29 while he, his fiancee, and other off-duty Revere officers were drinking beer behind Revere High School. The group had spent the night drinking at a restaurant after visiting a firing range.
Nagy is the third suspect to be arrested in the death of Talbot, who was assigned to the Revere police gang unit. According to prosecutors, Derek Lodie, 17, argued with Talbot that night. He pleaded not guilty at his arraignment in October to a single charge of being an accessory before the killing.
Iacoviello, of Revere, has been charged with firing the fatal shot. He is being held in a Suffolk County jail after pleading not guilty to first-degree murder and unlawful possession of a firearm.
Nagy and Iacoviello had been dating for nine months before the shooting, Alison Nagy said. The 17-year-old's attorney, Craig Mulcahey, denies the allegations. Mulcahey told reporters that his client answered two subpoenas to appear before a grand jury but was never called to testify.
Prosecutors say that 25 witnesses appeared before the grand jury, including people who testified that they saw Nagy destroy the gun. Lacey also said today in court that Iacoviello has told other people that his girlfriend helped destroy the weapon.
Nagy was expected to be released after her family posted $5,000 in additional bail set by Judge Robert Cornetta. Since her arrest on Friday, Nagy had been free on $5,000 bail.
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