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Investigators Match DeSalvo DNA to Sullivan Crime Scene

DeSalvo's grave was opened July 12. Investigators will draw a DNA sample from his remains to compare with a sample collected at the 1964 Mary Sullivan murder scene. Credit: 7 News, WHDH.com

Officials have closed the book on the final in a series of murders allegedly committed by the Boston Strangler.
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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - July 19, 2013 at 4:32 pm

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Elation: Scene of Watertown Capture of Marathon Bombing Suspect

Watertown residents cheer the police officers and firefighters who brought the Boston Marathon Bomber into custody.

It took a few minutes, but when reality sank in that the second Boston Marathon bomber had been captured in Watertown – their town – the crowd’s mood changed; it became like a victory parade for a Red Sox world championship.

After watching the scene in the chilly damp night, being up all night and cooped up all day made, it was extra sweet when the words “suspect in custody” came over the police radio.

Two hours earlier, I had been contemplating a second helping of chicken stirfry when the words rarely heard in Watertown came crackling over the scanner: “Shots fired.”

My wife, Jen, and I froze and then went into a frenzy. We grabbed our coats and every camera we could get our hands on and jumped in the car. The scene was just two blocks away.

Mt. Auburn Street — Watertown’s main thoroughfare — was already blocked off when we got there. Dozens of police talked nervously. Then came a “pop, pop.” Then another, followed by a few more. It was not clear whether they were gas canisters, gun shots, or both. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 20, 2013 at 2:40 am

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Doctor Recalls Chaotic Scene in Medical Tent After Blasts

The Copley Square area completely deserted aside from police, firefighters and EMS.

Dr. Martin Levine was standing outside a medical tent on Boylston Street Monday afternoon, a half-block from the finish line, when he felt the violent force of the first blast. 

“Make way! We’re going to have casualties … we need room,” Levine yelled into the medical tent filled with hundreds of runners. 

The 62-year-old New Jersey resident had taken the day off from his sports and family medical practice in Bayonne, as he has done every year for the last 19 years, to work the finish line at the Boston Marathon. 

He usually spent the day tending to sprained ankles, knee pain, shin splints and other common distance running injuries.

But this year would be different.  

As the first explosion hit, Levine saw the plume of smoke rise from the crowd at the finish line and said he knew instantly that at least 35 to 40 people were injured.

Levine began running toward the injured as the second bomb went off and kept running. He thought there might be a third explosion, but he couldn’t stop. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 18, 2013 at 12:50 am

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Boylston Crime Scene Still Closed, MBTA Running Normally

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A 12-block downtown triangle continues to be closed to the public following the Marathon Monday bombings.

Boylston Street from Massachusetts Avenue to Clarendon Street and Huntington Avenue to Newbury Street are closed to pedestrian and vehicle traffic.

  • Copley Station is closed. Trains are running passed this station.
  • MassPike exit 22 on the eastbound side toward Copley Square remains closed.
  • MBTA Police are randomly searching riders’ bags. Passengers on a commuter rail train early Wednesday morning in Framingham were evacuated and searched. The train was cleared to continue.
  • A Wednesday morning accident has caused the MBTA to terminate the E branch of Green Line service at Brigham Circle. Riders must use the 39 bus route for service between Brigham Circle and Heath Street.

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 17, 2013 at 2:27 pm

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