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Brother of Murder Victim Charged with Kidnapping and Assault & Battery on Girlfriend

Robert Curley, 32, was charged with beating his girlfriend over a period of two hours in his home in Revere last week. According to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, Curley repeatedly punched and kicked his girlfriend in the head and all over her body.

At one point during the alleged incident, when the girlfriend tried to escape and call the police, he took her cell phone and dragged her back into the home. According to prosecutors, after the beating, he promised to take her to the hospital, but only if she agreed to tell the doctors that she fell.

Curley was arraigned in Chelsea District Court on several Crimes of Violence Charges, including Mayhem, Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon, Kidnapping, and Intimidation of a Witness. Following his arraignment, a Dangerousness Hearing was held and Curley was held without bail, the judge finding that no bail or conditions of release would assure the safety of the community.

Dangerousness Hearings:
If someone is arrested for a Crime of Violence or for a felony that involves the use or threat of physical force, the prosecutor could ask the Judge to order that person held without bail.

To detain a person without bail, a “Dangerousness Hearing” is held and the Judge must find that, by the relatively low standard of ‘clear and convincing evidence’, that “no conditions of release will reasonably assure the safety of the community.”

Roberty Curley is the brother of Jeffrey Curley, who was 10 years old at the time when he was abducted in 1997 by two men who promised him a new bike. He was kidnapped, sexually assaulted and murdered.

Attorney Lefteris K. Travayiakis is an experienced criminal defense lawyer available 24/7 to represent those charged with any Massachusetts crimes, including Kidnapping, Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon, Murder, Domestic Violence, and other Crimes of Violence.

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