Accused Store Clerk Murderer, Edward Corliss, Indicted in Murder-for-Hire Plot

Edward Corliss, 64, is the man charged with the Murder of a Nepalese convenience store clerk the day after Christmas at Tedeschi’s in Jamaica Plain. In addition to those Murder and other related charges related to that incident, a Suffolk County Grand Jury has now indicted Corliss in an assassination plot for trying to convince a fellow inmate to murder 3 anticipated witnesses listed to testify against him.

According to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, Corliss, who is being held pending trial at MCI Cedar Junction in Concord, Massachusetts, allegedly asked a fellow inmate to kill the 3 witnesses. Since he is being held, Corliss allegedly offered the other inmate proceeds from a future armored car heist he promised to carry out when he is released. He also allegedly offered the inmate additional money if he kept quiet about the robbery.

As reported in the Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog on March 5, 2010, Edward Corliss allegedly entered the Tedeschi’s concealing his identity with heavy clothing, a scarf and wig, and attempting to rob the store clerk, Surendra Dangol. A surveillance video captured Corliss entering the store, as well as his allegedly pointing a gun at Dangol’s chest and shooting him. Boston Police Officers arrested him several weeks later when they were able to match the getaway vehicle to Corliss’ home.

In addition to the charge of Murder, Corliss was also indicted for Armed Robbery and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

Notably, Edward Corliss is reported to have an extensive criminal record, including a conviction in 1971 for another Murder of a convenience store clerk. At the time of Dangol’s murder, Corliss had recently been released on parole for that 1971 incident.

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