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Edward Washington, 31, of Boston, Massachusetts, was arrested and is to be charged in connection to the Mattapan murders that claimed the lives of four people during the September drug robbery in Mattapan.

Boston Police reported that Washington is to be charged with four counts of Murder, as well as Armed Assault with Intent to Murder, Home Invasion, Armed Robbery, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. He is scheduled to be arraigned this morning in the Dorchester Division of the Boston Municipal Court.

As previously reported in the Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog, the Boston Police and Suffolk County prosecutors allege that Edward Washington, Dwayne Moore and Kimani Washington conspired to rob Simba Martin, who was known to them as dealing drugs from his Mattapan home on Sutton Avenue. The men, according to the Boston Police and prosecutors, knew that Martin ran a drug business from his home and knew of his stash of drugs and money.

The Boston Police Department reports that a livery driver, who picked up two men and was driving them to Mattapan on Saturday afternoon, ended up robbing him of $400 in cash.

The two men allegedly put what the driver believed to be a gun to the back of his head and stole his wedding band, cell phone, earrings and cash. The driver walked to Boston Police District B-3 in Dorchester and gave a description of the suspects. Boston Police Officers reportedly saw two men matching the description given by the driver and followed them to an apartment on Walk Hill Street.

Boston Police ultimately arrested Troy Fernandez, 21, and Molijah Burley, 19, both from Dorchester, and have charged them with Armed Robbery.

Dwayne Moore, 33, was arraigned yesterday morning in the Dorchester Division of the Boston Municipal Court, charged with four counts of First Degree Murder in connection with the Mattapan murders of four people: Levaughn Washum-Garrison, Simba Martin, Eyanna Flonory, and her 2 year old child, Amanihotep Smith.

At Moore’s arraignment in Dorchester, Suffolk County prosecutors alleged that Moore conspired with Kimani Washington to rob Simba Martin, who was allegedly dealing drugs from his Mattapan home on Sutton Avenue. According to prosecutors, Moore lived with Martin at one point in 2010 after being released from state prison following a Manslaughter conviction, and therefore knew about Martin’s illegal drug business, and presumably, his stash of drugs and money at his home.

On the night of the murders, September 28, Moore and Washington tried to get Martin to come out of his home, but another man, Marcus Hurd, arrived to purchase drugs of his own. At that point, Moore and Washington forced both Martin and Hurd inside at gunpoint and the two began robbing the home.

Jose Lorenzo, 22, of Boston, Massachusetts, was arrested in connection with a shooting and Home Invasion that occurred at a Quincy last month. The incident resulted in one man being admitted to the hospital with critical injuries.

Lorenzo is charged with Armed Assault with Intent to Murder, Assault with Intent to Rob, Home Invasion, Armed Robbery, Kidnapping, and Larceny of a Motor Vehicle.

According to the Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office, Lorenzo’s DNA was allegedly found at the scene of the crime. A warrant for his arrest was issued shortly thereafter police discovered his DNA, and Lorenzo was arrested when you appeared to check in with his Probation Officer.

Sharnell Donahue, 31, and Diane Tuck, 51, both of Everett, Massachusetts, were each arraigned this morning in East Boston District Court for allegedly trying to rob a Winthrop woman of drugs.

According to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, Donahue, while wearing a ski mask, allegedly stabbed the 44 year old Winthrop woman in the chest after conspiring with Tuck and a teenage girl to steal her drugs.

Donahue and Tuck were both charged with Armed Assault with Intent to Rob, while Sharnell Donahue was also charged with Armed Assault to Murder and Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon. Following their arraignment, each were held on $50,000 cash bail.

Lamont Sands and Arthur Willis, both 19 and from Dorchester, Massachusetts, were both charged in the Boston Municipal Court last week in connection with robbing a man of his iPhone on Boylston Street. Both teens were charged with Armed Robbery and Receiving Stolen Property and held on $10,000 bail.

The Boston Police Department alleges that Sands and Willis approached a man on Boylston street, and one of them stuck his hands in his pocket as if he had a gun. The two teens threatened to shoot the man if he didn’t give up his cell phone. After the man gave Boston Police Officers a description of the teens, Sands and Willis were stopped in an alley near Westland Avenue.

The Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office reports that Sands and Willis are believed to have been involved in selling stolen iPhones. They are believed to be responsible for at least 13 robberies since this past July.

In a follow-up to the Boston Criminal Lawyer’s Blog Post of October 1st, new information has been released concerning the Murder of Adam Coveney, of Waltham, that occurred last week.

Middlesex County prosecutors believe that 21 year old Daniel Louis, of West Roxbury, was the one who actually shot and murdered Coveney, but that 17 year old Newton North High School student Benjamin Peirce was the one who lured him into the parking lot under the guise of buying drugs from him.

Another defendant, Shaquan Jacobs, 18 of Newton, also allegedly assisted Louis and helped him attack Coveney just before Louis shot him. Additionally, a fourth person, Wallace Duarte, 17 of Waltham, is alleged to have driven everyone to the scene of the Murder, and allegedly knew of the robbery scheme ahead of time.

Benjamin Peirce, a 17 year-old senior at Newton North High School, was arrested today and arraigned in Waltham District Court for the shooting and killing of Adam Coveney, 29, in his own apartment in Waltham. Peirce was charged with Murder and Armed Assault to Commit Murder.

The Waltham Police Department reports that officers responded to Coveney’s apartment shortly after 11:03 p.m. last night after reports of gunfire in the area. Once in the apartment building, Coveney was found wounded and rushed to Newton-Wellesley Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The Middlesex County District Attorney and Waltham Police Department believe that Peirce and a group of friends went to Coveney’s apartment in Waltham under the ruse to buy drugs, but with the intention of robbing him of his drugs and money.

Two men have now been charged with robbing at gunpoint over $21,000 from the Boston Cab Company Dispatch Center, which occurred on November 9, 2009. Marvin Smith, 54, of Dorchester, Massachusetts, is scheduled to be arraigned today in the Boston Municipal Court on charges that include Armed Robbery.

The other man, Gerald M. Hill, 47, had already been charged with Armed Robbery for his role in the Boston Cab Company Robbery. At the time of Hill’s arrest, he released from prison and on parole for Manslaughter in connection with the death of Leo Murphy, who was fatally stabbed in Boston’s South End in 1977.

While that Manslaughter case was pending, Hill was then also charged with Second Degree Murder. He was one of three men who participating in the 1978 shooting of Max Fishman, then 63. At the time, Hill was 16 years old and pled guilty to Second Degree Murder. For his role with respect to both killings, Hill was committed to state prison for 30 years.

Michael Kevin McCarthy, 22, of Roslindale and a part-time student at Boston College, was recently arraigned on several felony Violent Crimes Charges for robbing Tedeschi’s Convenience Store in Brighton on August 13, 2010. He has formally been charged with Armed Robbery, Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon, and Using a Disguise to Obstruct Justice.

Boston Police Officers and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office allege that, on August 13, 2010, McCarthy entered the Tedeschi’s in Brighton’s Cleveland Circle at 1:00 a.m. and asked if the coffee was fresh. He left the store and then returned later that morning, around 5:00 a.m., and allegedly pistol-whipped the clerk. The clerk then turned over the cash to him from both cash registers.

During its investigation, the Boston Police Department obtained still photos of the incident from the video surveillance system and posted them on Massachusetts’ Most Wanted. A few days later, they reportedly received a tip that the person involved was McCarthy and that he was a student at Boston College. Working alongside Boston College Police, Boston Police Officers were then able to match the man portrayed in the video to the student records on file. A photo array was then taken to the victimized store clerk, who positively identified McCarthy as the alleged robber.

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