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Juvenile Accused of Throwing Bleach in MBTA Bus Incident

A 15-year-old is being held on $ 100,000 bail after being accused of throwing bleach in the face of a passenger riding the 28 bus last week. The juvenile, a female from Roxbury, is facing charges of unarmed robbery, willful and malicious destruction of property under $ 250, mayhem and indecent assault and battery along with co-defendant Lai Lawnnie Douglas, 22, according to Jake Wark, spokesman for the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office. Roxbury District Court Judge David Poole imposed $ 20,000 bail for Douglas. Douglas was also held on a probation detainer for violating the terms of her probation on a 2008 case out of Roxbury District Court in which she was charged with larceny from a person, witness intimidation, carrying a dangerous weapon, and assault and battery, according to Wark. Boston Juvenile Court Judge Paul Lewis revoked the juvenile defendant’s bail in an open case out of Brookline charging her with assault and battery and shoplifting. Her name is not being released because she is a juvenile. According to prosecutors, Douglas, the juvenile and a third female boarded an MBTA bus at Dudley Station at approximately 1:50 a.m. on Sunday, June 9 and sat in the rear of the bus directly across from the male victim, according to Wark. Both defendants were allegedly captured on surveillance camera slapping the victim, and prosecutors say Douglas can be seen reaching into the man’s pocket and taking cash, a credit card and personal papers that she ripped and threw at the victim, prosecutors said.  The juvenile held an open bottle of liquid, later determined to be bleach, near the victim’s nose and lips and tossed the bleach at the victim’s face and chest as the defendants exited the bus at Grove Hall, prosecutors said.   MBTA Transit Police last week released surveillance images of the defendants and received information from several individuals identifying Douglas and the juvenile defendant. One anonymous caller told investigators that Douglas commented on Facebook that she was “going on the run” as a result of the incident, which prosecutors said was confirmed by police. The victim is continuing to receive treatment for impaired vision caused by the bleach thrown in his eye.  The juvenile will be back in court July 1, Douglas will return to court July 19. SOUTH END PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - June 19, 2013 at 11:00 pm

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Sisters of Accused Boston Marathon Bombers ‘Absolutely Devastated’

Attorneys for the sisters of the suspected Boston Marathon bombers released a statement Tuesday saying their clients are “absolutely devastated” and were awaiting a thorough investigation.  “Our heart goes out the victims of last week’s bombing. It saddens us to see so many innocent people hurt after such a callous act. As a family, we are absolutely devastated by the sense of loss and sorrow this has caused. We don’t have any answers but we look forward to a thorough investigation and hope to learn more,” said the statement, issued on behalf of Ailina and Bella Tsarnaev, who have lived in Fairview and West New York.  “We ask the media to respect our privacy during this difficult time,” said the statement from attorneys Joseph Ginarte and William Buckman.    Reporters have swarmed a West New York home where the sisters are staying since brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev were accused in the terror attacks last week. Federal agents visited the home last week and local police have maintained a constant guard outside.  FBI agents last week also visited the apartment in Fairview where Ailina and Bella Tsarnaev lived months ago, Police Chief Frank DelVecchio told Patch. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, of Cambridge, Mass., was charged Monday with using a weapon of mass destruction against persons and property in connection with the marathon bombings, the Justice Department said. He is recovering in a Boston hospital after a standoff with police.  Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, was pronounced dead after an exchange of gunfire with police in Watertown, Mass. The brothers are also suspected in connection with the slaying of an MIT police officer in nearby Cambridge.  South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 24, 2013 at 1:44 pm

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