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Man gets 22 to 25 years for 2016 Rodriguez killing in Amherst
02-28-2019 12:02 AM


NORTHAMPTON — Family and friends of Jose “Joselito” Rodriguez packed the courtroom as his killer, Soknang Chham, pleaded guilty Wednesday to manslaughter and related charges before being sentenced to 22 to 25 years in prison.The small confines of...

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SJC upholds 2007 murder conviction of Greenfield man for strangulation of Deerfield gas station attendant
07-17-2023 6:20 PM


GREENFIELD — The state’s highest court on Monday upheld the 2007 conviction of a Greenfield man serving two consecutive life sentences in prison for the strangulation death of Brandy Waryasz and her unborn son two years earlier at a Deerfield gas...

Authorities to discuss breakthrough in 45-year-old unsolved Granby homicide
03-03-2023 4:33 PM


NORTHAMPTON — A breakthrough in a 45-year-old unsolved homicide in Granby is expected to be announced at a Monday press conference.The case is that of the “Granby girl,” an unnamed woman, believed to have been around 20 years old, whose body was...

Medical examiner: Northampton man’s death in Chesterfield a homicide 
01-31-2023 2:01 PM


CHESTERFIELD — A 27-year-old Northampton man found dead in Chesterfield more than a month ago died from multiple gunshot wounds to the head and torso, along with multiple blunt force injuries, according to a copy of the death certificate obtained by...

South Hadley man pleads not guilty to charges of murder, arson in death of his father
12-19-2022 1:37 PM


BELCHERTOWN — A 35-year-old South Hadley man charged with the September killing of his father in Hampshire County’s second homicide of the year, pleaded not guilty to murder and attempted arson of a dwelling in Eastern Hampshire District Court on...

Man charged with murder in fatal shooting of Connecticut woman in Holyoke
07-30-2022 2:44 PM


HOLYOKE — Police have arrested a 37-year-old man on the charge of murder in the shooting death of a Connecticut mother of four. On Saturday, July 23, police officers were dispatched to 35 North Summer St. in Holyoke at 12:05 a.m. for a...

Belchertown man charged with murder in 2021 Springfield shooting
07-26-2022 6:05 PM


BELCHERTOWN — A Belchertown man was arrested on a murder charge Monday in relation to the 2021 shooting death of Charleen Figueroa in Springfield. According to a release from the Springfield Police Department, Victor Oquendo, 25, was arrested in...

SJC upholds murder conviction of Ryan Welch in killing of Jessica Pripstein
05-15-2021 9:40 AM


EASTHAMPTON — The state’s highest court has ruled to uphold the first-degree murder conviction of an Easthampton man who killed his girlfriend in 2012.The Supreme Judicial Court, or SJC, on Friday denied the request of Ryan Welch — convicted in 2014...

Boy, 15, shot dead in Holyoke
12-15-2020 5:24 PM


HOLYOKE — City residents are mourning a 15-year-old boy who was shot to death during a spate of four shootings Saturday.On Monday, police arrested city resident Angel Gonzalez, 22, on a murder charge in connection with the shooting death of the boy,...

North Adams man admits killing wife, gets life sentence
01-23-2020 11:38 PM


PITTSFIELD — A North Adams man was sentenced to up to life in prison Thursday for the brutal 2018 killing of his wife at the couple’s home.Mark Steele-Knudslien, 49, pleaded guilty in Berkshire Superior Court to a charge of second-degree murder in the...

Bail set at $100,000 for Northampton woman in Cruz murder case
01-29-2019 12:00 AM


NORTHAMPTON — Chelsea Rodriguez, the final defendant to be arraigned in connection with the March 10 killing of Daniel Cruz, had her bail set at $100,000 cash or surety on Monday.Rodriguez, 22, of Northampton, was extradited to Massachusetts from...

Prosecutors: Wendell man killed woman in front of her son
07-10-2017 8:22 PM


ORANGE — A Wendell man who authorities say shot and killed the woman he lived with in front of her son was ordered held without bail Monday on multiple charges Lewis H. Starkey III, 53, of Wendell was arraigned Monday on charges of murder, armed...

Defense seeks to suppress information in Orange double murder case
06-30-2017 12:29 AM


GREENFIELD — A hearing on a motion to suppress information has been scheduled in the case of an Athol couple accused of a double homicide in Orange last year.The hearing is scheduled to start Sept. 25, and the trial is slated for April 2018.Joshua...

Orange murder suspects indicted in Superior Court
12-20-2016 12:45 AM

ORANGE — A Franklin Superior Court grand jury has indicted Joshua Hart, 24, and Brittany Smith, 27, on murder and other charges in connection with the Oct. 5 home invasion and killing of Thomas Harty and attempted murder of his wife, Joanna...

Cara Rintala sentenced to life in prison without parole
10-13-2016 12:18 AM


NORTHAMPTON — Moments before she was sentenced Wednesday to spend the rest of her life in prison for murdering her wife, Cara Rintala trudged to a seat beside her attorneys.The shackles around her ankles clanked and dragged along the wooden floor as...

Cara Rintala guilty of first-degree murder
10-08-2016 1:46 PM


NORTHAMPTON — A cacophony of gasps and sharp exhales from both sides of the courtroom broke the silence Friday afternoon when the jury announced its guilty verdict in the third murder trial of Cara Rintala.The Hampshire Superior Court jury of five...

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