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AMY LORD: The State of Massachusetts vs. Edwin Alemany for murder *GUILTY*

Discussion in 'Courtroom' started by ~Lyric~, May 28, 2015.

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    The Back story:

    Lord was a former high school cheerleader from Wilbraham who had attended Bentley University in Waltham and moved to South Boston when she landed a job at a digital media company. Her family said she loved Southie because its small town values reminded her of her home town in western Massachusetts.

    Prosecutor John Pappas detailed the attack on Lord in court. She was kidnapped outside her apartment and forced back into the building and beaten, he said. Her assailant then forced her to use her own car to drive to five ATMs and withdraw money. She was then forced to drive to Stony Brook Reservation in the city's Hyde Park neighborhood where she was killed. A bicyclist found the body later that day.

    Alemany drove her vehicle back to South Boston and set the vehicle on fire, Pappas said, then went on a spending spree, telling friends that he won the money playing the lottery.

    http://www.myfoxboston.com/story/23...slaying?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
     
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    The trial has started and its been a few days now.

    The mother of Amy Lord, a young woman kidnapped and killed in 2013, fought back tears in court Tuesday as she recounted the moment homicide detectives told her and her husband that the body of their daughter had been found.

    Lord's mother, Cindy Lord, said she got a call from her daughter's boss on July 23 saying she had not shown up for work, she was not at her apartment and he was concerned. Cindy Lord said she contacted her husband, Dennis, and they drove from their Wilbraham home to their daughter's South Boston apartment.

    "I tried to call her cellphone, but it went right to voice mail," Cindy Lord said, adding she also tried texting her daughter but did not get any response.

    She said it was very unlike her daughter not to respond to her calls or texts.

    Cindy Lord said they learned at about 2 p.m. that her daughter's Jeep Cherokee had been found.

    "It had been burned," she said.

    At about 7 p.m., Cindy Lord said two detectives from the Boston Homicide Unit arrived at the apartment and asked to speak to the Lords alone.

    "Two detectives came to the door and asked that we go into Amy's bedroom, just Dennis and I," Cindy Lord said. "(They told us) they had found Amy, and that she was gone."

    http://www.wcvb.com/news/trial-resumes-in-lord-case-after-jury-sees-area-where-body-found/33218362
     
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    A woman attacked by Edwin Alemany hours before he allegedly killed 24-year-oldAmy Lord in Boston testified in court Thursday morning.

    It was the first day of testimony in the trial of Alemany, who is accused of kidnapping, robbing and murdering Lord in July 2013. Prosecutors say that before abducting Lord and leaving her body in a city park, the 30-year-old Alemany attacked two other women.

    A Brave Woman, A Survivor: Alexandra Cruz

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    “He had me by my ankles, dragging me into the parking lot. When I came to, I opened my eyes and he was choking me,” Cruz said. “He told me that if I screamed he was going to kill me and leave me right there.”
    Cruz said she told him that she had a son who wouldn’t have anyone if she died.

    anne hillebrand ‏@annehillebrand2 May 21
    Woman Who Escaped Clutches Of #AmyLord’s Accused Killer Testifies http://cbsloc.al/1JEnB0E video
     
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    The heartbroken mother of Amy Lord, whose body was found battered in Hyde Park in 2013, today sat in court and viewed surveillance photos of her daughter’s last day as a terrified prisoner of alleged killer Edwin Alemany.

    “Yes. It’s Amy,” Cindy Lord said, her voice cracking, as she identified an image showing her 24-year-old daughter withdrawing money from an ATM. “It appears to me that her left eye is swollen and her lip and left cheek appear swollen.”


    Cindy Lord fought back tears this morning as she testified in the first-degree murder trial.

    “To let us know that they had found Amy and that she was gone,” Lord said through tears as she recalled the day two Boston homicide detectives met her family at their daughter’s South Boston apartment to let them know her tortured body had been discovered in a secluded part of the Stony Brook Reservation.

    Lord was also asked to identify several pieces of jewelry her daughter was known to wear, including the necklace she and her husband gave Amy for her 23rd birthday.

    “It’s her angel wing necklace,” Cindy Lord said, breaking down to tears. “I can see the necklace we gave her.”

    Boston Herald ‏@bostonherald May 26
    Murder victim #AmyLord’s mom views images from last day alive #Boston #EdwinAlemany http://bostonherald.com/node/1064856071
     
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    Kim Tunnicliffe ‏@KimWBZ May 26
    Boston EMT James McCabe is now on the stand in the Edwin #Alemany trial. McCabe responded to the scene where #AmyLord 's body was found.

    Crystal Haynes ‏@crystalhaynes May 26
    McCabe says #AmyLord's eyes wide open @fox25news

    Kim Tunnicliffe ‏@KimWBZ May 26
    EMT James McCabe describes finding #AmyLord's body in woods of StonyBrook reservation. He saw stab wounds/says it was apparent she was dead.

    Christina Hager ‏@HagerWBZ May 26
    Boston Police Sgt. Daniel MacDonald on the stand, supervisor of patrols on the street the day #AmyLord was kidnapped & killed #Alemany #wbz

    Christina Hager ‏@HagerWBZ May 26
    Prosecutor & Sgt. now referring to photos of #HydePark crime scene jurors visited Friday. It's where a cyclist found #AmyLord stabbed. #wbz

    Christina Hager ‏@HagerWBZ May 26
    #Boston Det. James Sheehan had surveillance pics of "missing person" #AmyLord when responding to body discovered in woods, used to ID her.

    Crystal Haynes ‏@crystalhaynes May 26
    Sheehan identifying photo of #AmyLord's body with town clothes, orange sneakers. Pic now being shown to jury. @fox25news

    Christina Hager ‏@HagerWBZ May 26
    #AmyLord's family & friends leaving court as judge warns jurors we are about to watch 40 minute-plus video of crime scene w/her body
     
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    Christina Hager ‏@HagerWBZ May 26
    Crime scene video shows lengthy walk up wooded path, now veering off to smaller path, approaching blue tent police put over #AmyLord's body.

    Crystal Haynes ‏@crystalhaynes May 26
    Jurors looking shocked, Alemany looks down or away as #AmyLord's body is shown on video. @fox25news

    Crystal Haynes ‏@crystalhaynes May 26
    #AmyLord's body totally naked, pants around her legs. Sneaker in bushes. @fox25news

    Christina Hager ‏@HagerWBZ May 26
    Relatives of murder defendant Edwin #Alemany crying,1 just left court in tears as graphic crime scene video played w/#AmyLord's stabbed body

    Christina Hager ‏@HagerWBZ May 26
    Jurors looking over as #Alemany's mother, relatives leave court sobbing, #AmyLord's family left before graphic crime scene video started.

    Crystal Haynes ‏@crystalhaynes May 26
    Detective described telling #AmyLord's parents discovery of her body and that at that time they were working on a positive ID @fox25news
     
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    Crystal Haynes ‏@crystalhaynes May 26
    Sheehan identifies two people leaving #amylord's apartment @fox25news

    Crystal Haynes ‏@crystalhaynes May 26
    Seeing clearer shot of #amylord at ATM with man believed to be #Alemany in the front seat with face covered. @fox25news

    Kim Tunnicliffe ‏@KimWBZ May 26
    State shows bank ATM video of #AmyLord reaching out front passenger side of her Jeep to get money, with man believed to be #Alemany driving.

    Kim Tunnicliffe ‏@KimWBZ May 26
    State shows 2 bank videos of #AmyLord reaching out her Jeep to get $ from ATM. Man believed to be #Alamaney is driving w/his face covered.
     
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    Then, the defendant stated he wasn't feeling well,

    Jessica Reyes ‏@jessicamreyes May 27Boston, MA
    Boston EMS checked #Alemany out and determined he's well enough to be in court. Trial will go on today #fox25 #AmyLord

    and then he was not.

    In the meantime:
    Christina Hager ‏@HagerWBZ May 27
    Attorneys at sidebar. They had an afternoon hearing scheduled to discuss Alemany's statement to investigators after #AmyLord's murder

    Crystal Haynes ‏@crystalhaynes 7h7 hours ago
    Rep says discharge diagnosis was chest pain (due to stress) and vomiting due to a virus #Alemany #AmyLord @fox25news
     
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    Kim Tunnicliffe ‏@KimWBZ 6h6 hours ago
    Defense asks BPD detective investigating #AmyLord murder if he knew Edwin #Alemany had been in psychiatric hospitals a number of times.

    ( I'll post more to his "problems" later when the day ends..apparently he really did a number on himself. )

    Crystal Haynes ‏@crystalhaynes 7h7 hours ago
    Denner has Sheehan confirm he's aware #Alemany was in and out of DYS custody from abt 13-18yo. Sheehan aware of treatment he received

    Crystal Haynes ‏@crystalhaynes 7h7 hours ago
    ADA Papas with the re-direct. Sheehan confirms not a doctor, hasn't analyzed hospital records with enterprise. @fox25news
     
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    Crystal Haynes ‏@crystalhaynes 6h6 hours ago
    Jonathan Lee takes the stand. @fox25news

    Crystal Haynes ‏@crystalhaynes 6h6 hours ago
    Lee says had known #Alemany for 10 years in July 2013 @fox25news

    Crystal Haynes ‏@crystalhaynes 6h6 hours ago
    Lee points out #Alemany in court

    Crystal Haynes ‏@crystalhaynes 6h6 hours ago
    Lee says fished, went to restaurants w/#Alemany incl Tahiti in Dedham. #Alemany is believed to have had dinner there after killing #AmyLord

    Crystal Haynes ‏@crystalhaynes 6h6 hours ago
    Lee says saw #Alemany get gas at Best of Boston station in what's believed to be #AmyLord's jeep. The 2 talked @fox25news

    Crystal Haynes ‏@crystalhaynes 6h6 hours ago
    Lee says he and #Alemany talked abt Alemany's daughter, fishing, work. Alemany said won on scratch tic $1000 @fox25news

    Crystal Haynes ‏@crystalhaynes 6h6 hours ago
    Lee says #Alemany pulled money out of his pocket and showed him.

    Crystal Haynes ‏@crystalhaynes 6h6 hours ago
    Lee complimented him on new short haircut. Asked him whose black jeep it was. Alemany said "don't worry abt it."

    Crystal Haynes ‏@crystalhaynes 6h6 hours ago
    Lee asked #Alemany what he was doing in his area. #Alemany said don't worry about it with a smirk. @fox25news

    Crystal Haynes ‏@crystalhaynes 6h6 hours ago
    Lee asked #Alemany where he was going. Said he was going to see daughter.

    Crystal Haynes ‏@crystalhaynes 6h6 hours ago
    Lee says #Alemany's demeanor was outspoken and upbeat when talking to him at gas station. @fox25news

    Crystal Haynes ‏@crystalhaynes 6h6 hours ago
    Note: This conversation happening on the morning of July 23, 2013.
     
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    Kim Tunnicliffe ‏@KimWBZ 6h6 hours ago
    Friend who ran into #Alemany @ gas station, w- #AmyLord's jeep, says his demeanor was same as it always was. Same Edwin, outspoken, upbeat.

    Crystal Haynes ‏@crystalhaynes 6h6 hours ago
    Lee says he and #Alemany went into store to buy cigarettes. Jeep had stayed at gas pump @fox25news

    Crystal Haynes ‏@crystalhaynes 6h6 hours ago
    Lee says #Alemany moved the jeep to other side of pump before the two went into store @fox25news

    Crystal Haynes ‏@crystalhaynes 6h6 hours ago
    Lee says was drinking w #Alemany later that day on July 23rd. Was w/brother and a friend Eric Catalone. Says #Alemany was drunk @fox25news

    Crystal Haynes ‏@crystalhaynes 6h6 hours ago
    ADA Papas showing surveillance vids across the street from Best of Boston gas station. @fox25news

    Crystal Haynes ‏@crystalhaynes 6h6 hours ago
    Video shows a black jeep believed to be #AmyLord's pull into gas station. Shows #Alemany get out. @fox25news

    Crystal Haynes ‏@crystalhaynes 5h5 hours ago
    Video from inside a convenience store being shown. Lee identifies #Alemany at the cash register. @fox25news

    Kim Tunnicliffe ‏@KimWBZ 5h5 hours ago
    Friend who ran into #Alemany @ gas station, driving #AmyLord's jeep, says he pulled wad of $ from pocket, says he won it on scratch ticket.

    Crystal Haynes ‏@crystalhaynes 5h5 hours ago
    Surveillance video from Nick's Liquor being shown. A man believed to be #Alemany appears to be buying a case of Corona beer @fox25news
     
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    Next few tweets, is all of what defendant did after Amy's murder..

    Crystal Haynes ‏@crystalhaynes 4h4 hours ago
    Owner of Best of Boston in #roslindale on stand @fox25news

    Crystal Haynes ‏@crystalhaynes 4h4 hours ago
    Owner says saw "JD" or Jonathan Lee with man believed to be #Alemany. Says #Alemany was alone @fox25news

    Crystal Haynes ‏@crystalhaynes 4h4 hours ago
    Owner says pumped gas into Jeep believed to be #AmyLord that #Alemany was allegedly driving @fox25news

    Crystal Haynes ‏@crystalhaynes 4h4 hours ago
    Owner of Tedeschi in Andrew Sq on stand @fox25news

    Crystal Haynes ‏@crystalhaynes 4h4 hours ago
    Ghazi Aoun says has security cameras, sells groceries and lottery ticket @fox25news

    Crystal Haynes ‏@crystalhaynes 4h4 hours ago
    Aoun says a man believed to be #Alemany bought $300-400 in scratch tickets at his store @fox25news

    Crystal Haynes ‏@crystalhaynes 4h4 hours ago
    Video of #Alemany in Andrew Sq @TedeschiFoods being shown @fox25news

    Crystal Haynes ‏@crystalhaynes 4h4 hours ago
    Register data being shown over surveillance bids. Feature of security cameras @TedeschiFoods @Fox25

    Christina Hager ‏@HagerWBZ 4h4 hours ago
    #Alemany playing these scratch tickets in surveillance after murder-buying, winning, buying more, etc. Tedeschi owner says he spent $300-400

    Crystal Haynes ‏@crystalhaynes 4h4 hours ago
    AUON says #Alemany would buy tickets in a large amounts, scratch them and buy more @fox25news
     
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    Crystal Haynes ‏@crystalhaynes 3h3 hours ago
    Eric Catalone takes stand. Jonathan Lee had said was part of the group drinking with #Alemeny shortly after he allegedly killed #AmyLord

    Crystal Haynes ‏@crystalhaynes 2h2 hours ago
    Cataloni says he and #Alemany used to drink in the Stony Brook Reservation together. It was walking distance from Cataloni's @fox25news

    Crystal Haynes ‏@crystalhaynes 2h2 hours ago
    Cataloni says after picking up #Alemany's brother, #Alemany showed up at Cataloni's house in a livery car approx 12p July 23rd. @fox25news

    Crystal Haynes ‏@crystalhaynes 2h2 hours ago
    Cantaloni says he and his GF and #Alemany and his then GF would go out together @fox25news

    Christina Hager ‏@HagerWBZ 2h2 hours ago
    Eric Cataloni, says Edwin Alemany came to his house in a Lincoln Town Car livery after #AmyLord's murder. He brought a case of Carona.

    Crystal Haynes ‏@crystalhaynes 2h2 hours ago
    The night of #AmyLord's murder Cataloni says he, #Alemany, others had dinner at Tahiti in Dedham. Left 1:30-2p from Cataloni's @fox25news

    Christina Hager ‏@HagerWBZ 2h2 hours ago
    Edwin Alemany's friend says they drank beer, went to Chinese restaurant & drank "suffering bastards" in the hours after #AmyLord's murder.

    Crystal Haynes ‏@crystalhaynes 2h2 hours ago
    Cataloni said he and #Alemany split the $100 bill for dinner & drinks. Later #Alemany said won $4k on scratch tix in Braintree. @fox25news

    Crystal Haynes ‏@crystalhaynes 2h2 hours ago
    After dinner, went back to Cataloni's and finished off the rest of the Coronas #Alemany brought @fox25news

    Crystal Haynes ‏@crystalhaynes 2h2 hours ago
    Cataloni says before finishing case, went to Best of Boston Gas and met up with Jonathan Lee. Set off fireworks. #Alemany was intoxicated

    Crystal Haynes ‏@crystalhaynes 2h2 hours ago
    Video from outside of Tahiti in Dedham being shown. #Alemany, his brother Jose and Cataloni in it @fox25news
     
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    Crystal Haynes ‏@crystalhaynes 1h1 hour ago
    #Alemany's girlfriend, Elizabeth Stevenson takes stand. The two have a daughter together @fox25news

    Christina Hager ‏@HagerWBZ 1h1 hour ago
    Edwin #Alemany's girlfriend, the mother of his child, on the witness stand. She is trembling as she faces him, now crying as she faces jury.

    Crystal Haynes ‏@crystalhaynes 1h1 hour ago
    #Alemany's daughter will be 6 tmw. @fox25news

    Crystal Haynes ‏@crystalhaynes 1h1 hour ago
    #Alemany is rocking back and forth with Stephenson on stand @fox25news

    Crystal Haynes ‏@crystalhaynes 1h1 hour ago
    Stephenson said she and #Alemany were "off and on." He was in jail. They would fight often abt his drinking @fox25news

    Crystal Haynes ‏@crystalhaynes 59m59 minutes ago
    Stephenson said #Alemany had hard time holding down jobs. @fox25news

    Crystal Haynes ‏@crystalhaynes 58m58 minutes ago
    Stephenson met #Alemany when she was 12/13 yo @fox25news

    Crystal Haynes ‏@crystalhaynes 54m54 minutes ago
    Stephenson said #Alemany would do everything for money. She paid a the bills in the household @fox25news

    Crystal Haynes ‏@crystalhaynes 53m53 minutes ago
    Stephenson tears up saying her daughter had bladder and kidney issues in July 2013. @fox25news

    Crystal Haynes ‏@crystalhaynes 52m52 minutes ago
    Stephenson said she had to take daughter to Children's Hospital in the morning of July 24. Asked #Alemany to be there. @fox25news

    Christina Hager ‏@HagerWBZ 35m35 minutes ago
    Alemany jury excused. Will continue with testimony from the mother of his child tomorrow morning.
     
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    Lawyer for Edwin Alemany admits Alemany, accused of killing Wilbraham native Amy Lord, attacked 2nd Boston woman

    A defense attorney for Edwin Alemany admitted in court on Thursday that Alemany attacked the second of two Boston women whom he is accused of assaulting.

    "You would not be surprised as far as the defense is concerned that Mr. Alemany was the attacker of Ms. (Kayleigh) Ballantyne?" defense lawyer Jeffrey Denner asked Boston Police Detective James Sheehan during cross-examination in Suffolk County Superior Court.

    "No, I would not," Sheehan replied.

    Prosecutors say Alemany attacked Cruz by punching her, choking her and dragging her into a parking lot in the early morning of July 23, 2013. Later that morning, Alemany allegedly kidnapped Lord from outside her apartment, beat her, forced her to withdraw money from ATMs and killed her.

    That night, around midnight, Alemany stabbed Ballantyne multiple times with a knife. Alemany was arrested after he hurt his hand, apparently while stabbing Ballantyne, and went to the same hospital where Ballantyne was being treated. Sheehan said during cross-examination that Alemany's DNA was identified in blood found at the scene of the stabbing, and that his blood was on her and her blood was on him.

    http://www.masslive.com/news/boston/index.ssf/2015/05/lawyer_for_edwin_alemany_admit.html
     
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    Edwin Alemany's attorneys want to bar jury from hearing Mother's Day phone call in Amy Lord murder case

    Defense attorneys for Edwin Alemany are asking a judge not to let the jury hear a recording of a Mother's Day phone call that Alemany made to his girlfriend earlier this month.

    Alemany's attorney, Jeffrey Denner, wrote in a court motion that statements Alemany made during a May 10, 2015 phone call to Elizabeth Stevenson, the mother of his child, were not made voluntarily. "(The conversation) was not the product of a rational, reflective mind, as required, but rather was the product of, and arose out of, the defendant's longstanding mental illness," Denner wrote.

    Denner, in his motion, did not describe the contents of the call. He also requested that if it is played, that portions of the call that are "excessively prejudicial" be redacted.

    http://www.masslive.com/news/boston...anys_attorneys_want.html#incart_story_package
     
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    Edwin Alemany, charged in Amy Lord murder, will plead insanity


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    In a court filing, Denner said that Alemany plans to rely on a defense of "lack of criminal responsibility" because of "mental disease or defect at the time of the alleged offense."

    Last year, another of Alemany's attorneys showed NewsCenter 5 a stack of documents that he claimed reveals Alemany's history of aggression and mental problems since he was 14 years old.

    WCVB-TV was not able to examine the documents, but the attorney who had been hired by Alemany's parents said he had made suicide threats and has been prescribed anti-psychotic and anti-schizophrenia medication in the past.

    http://www.wcvb.com/news/edwin-alemany-charged-in-amy-lord-murder-will-plead-insanity/26731316
     
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