Two men were found guilty yesterday of first-degree murder in a deadly shootout in Dorchester in 2009, the Suffolk district attorney’s office said. Emmanuel Pina, 28, and Sandro Tavares, 27, both of Dorchester, were convicted of two counts each of murder in the fatal shootings of Jovany Eason, 20, and Manuel Monteiro, 47, in a shootout Aug. 2, 2009, near the Ka’ Carlos Bar and Grill, said Jake Wark, a spokesman for the district attorney. Both Tavares and Pina are to be sentenced Tuesday at 9 a.m., Wark said.
State’s first flu-related death reported A Boston man in his 40s has died of flu-related causes, the first such death this season in Massachusetts, the Boston Public Health Commission and a state official said yesterday. The patient had underlying health problems, according to the commission. The man was not identified, and the date of death was not disclosed. Julia Hurley, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Public Health, said the Boston case is the first flu-related death reported to the state this flu season.
Judge delays trial of Bulger girlfriend A federal judge agreed yesterday to postpone the trial of Catherine Greig, the girlfriend of James “Whitey’’ Bulger, more than a week, because of a scheduling conflict for her lawyer, Kevin J. Reddington. US District Court Judge Douglas P. Woodlock agreed to postpone the trial to May 7. Greig faces a single charge of conspiracy in allegedly harboring Bulger, the fugitive mobster, and helping him evade capture for more than 16 years. Prosecutors have said they may file additional charges against her, and Woodlock wanted assurances that they would not interfere with the postponed trial date.
Painter rescued from side of smoke stack Rescuers helped a man out of a chair yesterday that had become stuck in a pulley system near the side of a smoke stack he was painting at Logan International Airport, said a spokesman for the Massachusetts Port Authority. Phil Orlandella said a unit from Massport Fire Rescue responded to the airport’s central heating plant at about 1:55 p.m., where the painter was stuck about three-quarters up the side of the smoke stack. He made it down from the chair with the aid of a Massport ladder at about 2:28 p.m., Orlandella said.
DEERFIELD Driver faces charges of gross lewdness
A man was arrested last night and charged with committing a lewd act while driving near a van carrying a girls field hockey team, State Police said. Troopers said David Dellorusso, 33, of West Hatfield committed the act in a Chrysler minivan on Route 91 southbound in Deerfield shortly before 6:30 p.m. A passenger in another van carrying the East Longmeadow High team saw Dellorusso and called police, troopers said. He was arrested in Northampton and charged with indecent exposure and 17 counts of open and gross lewdness, one for each person in the team van, State Police saod. Dellorusso is due to be arraigned today in Greenfield District Court.
GARDNER Officer resigns after child rape charge
A Gardner man who spent 14 years as a city police officer has resigned. Larry Landry was placed on paid leave when arrested last month on charges of statutory rape of a child, indecent assault, and battery on a child under age 14. He sent his resignation letter to the mayor Wednesday, effective Thursday. Prosecutors say Landry, 35, assaulted the boy from kindergarten until sixth grade. The alleged incidents took place in Winchendon. Landry has pleaded not guilty. He and another man were charged earlier this week with indecent assault and battery on a 20-year-old woman. (AP)
GLOUCESTER Tree falls on car traveling on Route 128
A tree fell on a car traveling south on Route 128 yesterday, State Police said. The woman driving the 2005 Buick LeSabre was not injured. The right lane was closed for about 25 minutes as police towed her car and cleared the tree. The tree probably fell from natural causes, police said.
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