Marcos A. Colono was indicted yesterday by a Middlesex County Grand Jury in connection with the Rape of an 11 year old boy in Cambridge this past August, as well as for brutally assaulting the boy’s father who came to his son’s defense.
He was charged with two counts of Rape of a Child by Force; Home Invasion; and Armed Assault to Murder. Following his arraignment in Cambridge District Court last month, he was ordered held on $1 million bail.
As previously reported in the Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog, the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office alleges that Colono entered the victims’ apartment with a large butcher knife and forced the 11 year old boy to lie on top of his father while he searched the home for things to steal. He then allegedly brought the father and son to a bedroom, where he assaulted the boy at knifepoint. Upon the boy resisting Colono’s demands, he allegedly stabbed the father 8-10 times in the neck, and 3 times in the back, almost severing his head.
After scouring the crime scene for evidence, forensic investigators from the Cambridge Police Department allegedly matched a bloody handprint found on the wall in the home to Colono’s prints, which have been on file since 1998 from previous arrests.
Marcos Colono is now also a suspect in the Rape of two college students that occurred in Brighton in 2008. In those incidents, Colono is believed to have forced two women to lie on top of each other while he sexually assaulted both of them. He has not yet been charged with these Rapes, but the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office reports that they believe Colono’s DNA profile will match forensic evidence collected from the Cambridge and Brighton incidents.
If the name sounds familiar, Colono is the brother of Michael Colono, 18, who was stabbed to death by Harvard student Alexander Pring-Wilson in 2003.
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