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CAPITAL CASES. Indictments for murder pending at the date of the last annual report have been disposed of as follows:

CLEOPHAS BLANCHARD, indicted in Bristol County, November, 1914, for the murder of Malvina Blanchard. He was arraigned Feb. 15, 1915, and pleaded guilty to murder in the second degree. This plea was accepted by the Commonwealth, and the defendant was sentenced to State Prison for life. The case was in charge of District Attorney Joseph T. Kenney.

ALBERT H. BRODEUR, indicted in Hampden County, December, 1913, for the murder of Matilda Case, at Springfield, on Sept. 20, 1913. He was arraigned March 18, 1914, and pleaded not guilty. Richard J. Morrissey, Esq., was assigned by the court as counsel for the defendant. Feb. 8, 1915, the defendant was committed to the Bridgewater State Hospital for observation. The case was in charge of District Attorney Clarence P. Niles.

GUISEPPE CATANIA, indicted in Suffolk County, October, 1913, for the murder of Agrippino Capra, at Boston, on Oct. 3, 1913. He was arraigned Feb. 18, 1915, and pleaded not guilty. John E. Crowley, Esq., was assigned by the court as counsel for the defendant. On May 19, 1915, the defendant retracted his former plea, and pleaded guilty to manslaughter. This plea was accepted by the Commonwealth, and the defendant was sentenced to State Prison for a term not exceeding four years nor less than three years. The case was in charge of District Attorney Joseph C. Pelletier.

GIOVANNI CINICOLO and MARIA SONZINO, indicted in Suffolk County, October, 1914, for the murder of Antonio Sonzino, at Boston, on Sept. 17, 1914. They were severally arraigned Oct. 19, 1914, and pleaded not guilty. Thomas J. Grady, Esq., and F. M. Zottoli, Esq., were assigned by the court as counsel for the defendants. The defendant Giovanni Cinicolo later retracted his former plea, and pleaded guilty to manslaughter. This plea was accepted by the Commonwealth, and the defendant Giovanni Cinicolo was sentenced to State Prison for a term not exceeding six years nor less than five years. The indictment against the defendant Maria Sonzino was nol prossed. The cases were in charge of District Attorney Joseph C. Pelletier.

ALPHONSO COLLURA, indicted in Middlesex County, November, 1914, for the murder of Salvatore Pulsseli, at Groton, on Oct. 4, 1914. He was arraigned March 5, 1915, and pleaded not guilty. On March 19, 1915, the defendant retracted his former plea, and pleaded guilty to manslaughter. This plea was accepted by the Commonwealth, and the defendant was sentenced to State Prison for a term not exceeding eight years nor less than five years. The case was in charge of District Attorney William J. Corcoran.

RAFAELLE MARTELLO, indicted in Suffolk County, December, 1913, for the murder of John Francisco, at Boston, on Dec. 8, 1913. On April 26, 1915, the indictment was nol prossed. The case was in charge of District Attorney Joseph C. Pelletier.

WHEELER Mills, indicted in Suffolk County, December, 1913, for the murder of Edward Howcott, at Boston, on Nov. 2, 1913. He was arraigned Oct. 14, 1914, and pleaded not guilty. Daniel J. Gallagher, Esq., was assigned by the court as counsel for the defendant. On Jan. 13, 1915, the defendant retracted his former plea, and pleaded guilty to manslaughter. This plea was accepted by the Commonwealth, and the defendant was sentenced to three years in the house of correction. The case was in charge of District Attorney Joseph C. Pelletier.

GHVOUT MOODIAN, indicted in Middlesex County, November, 1914, for the murder of Zilfo Alie, at Tyngsborough, on Oct. 22, 1914. He was arraigned Nov. 18, 1914, and pleaded not guilty. W. D. Regan, Esq., was assigned by the court as counsel for the defendant. On March 26, 1915, the defendant retracted his former plea, and pleaded guilty to manslaughter. This plea was accepted by the Commonwealth, and the defendant was sentenced to the Massachusetts Reformatory. The case was in charge of District Attorney William J. Corcoran.

ANTONINO PEDALINO, indicted in Middlesex County, September, 1914, for the murder of Antonio Gimalaro, at Newton, on June 28, 1914. He was arraigned Nov. 18, 1914, and pleaded not guilty. James H. Vahey, Esq., and A. F. Whalen, Esq., were assigned by the court as counsel for the defendant. In January, 1915, the defendant was tried by a jury before Irwin, J. The result was a verdict of guilty of manslaughter. The defendant was thereupon sentenced to State Prison for a term not exceeding twenty years nor less than eighteen years. The case was in charge of District Attorney William J. Corcoran.

JOHN POULACAS, indicted in Hampden County, December, 1914, for the murder of Mary Pappaspiropoulis, at Holyoke, on Dec. 11, 1914. He was arraigned Dec. 29, 1914, and pleaded not guilty. James O'Shea, Esq., and Laurence J. Montgomery, Esq., were assigned by the court as counsel for the defendant. Feb. 8, 1915, the defendant retracted his former plea, and pleaded guilty to murder in the second degree. This plea was accepted by the Commonwealth, and the defendant was sentenced to State Prison for life. The case was in charge of District Attorney Clarence P. Niles.

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ANTON RETKOVITZ, indicted in Bristol County, June, 1914, for the murder of Domka Peremebida. He was arraigned June 12, 1914, and pleaded not guilty. Frank M. Silvia, Esq., and Harold E. Clarkin, Esq., were assigned by the court as counsel for the defendant. In November, 1914, the defendant was tried by a jury before Dubuque, J. The result was a verdict of guilty of murder in the first degree. The defendant's bill of exceptions was sustained. The case is in charge of District Attorney Joseph T. Kenney.

WILLIAM Roy, indicted in Hampden County, September, 1914, for the murder of an infant male child, at Springfield, on Jan. 15, 1914. He was arraigned Sept. 24, 1914, and pleaded not guilty. John T. Moriarty, Esq., was assigned by the court as counsel for the defendant. On Feb. 8, 1915, the defendant retracted his former plea, and pleaded guilty to murder in the second degree. This plea was accepted by the Commonwealth, and the defendant was sentenced to State Prison for life. The case was in charge of District Attorney Clarence P. Niles.

Indictments for murder found since the date of the last annual report have been disposed of as follows:

ANDREW BARRIS and PETER SANUTA, indicted in Middlesex County, January, 1915, for the murder of Charles Gingras, at Lowell, on Oct. 2, 1914. The defendants were severally arraigned Jan. 11, 1915, and each pleaded not guilty. D. J. Donahue, Esq., and William Hogan, Esq., were assigned by the court as counsel for the defendants. In March, 1915, the defendants were tried by a jury before Sisk, J. The result was a verdict of not guilty in each case. The cases were in charge of District Attorney William J. Corcoran.

MOSES BLOOD, indicted in Middlesex County, July, 1915, for the murder of William Barnaby, at Townsend, on July 9, 1915. He was arraigned Sept. 22, 1915, and pleaded not guilty. Thomas L. Walsh, Esq., and George L. Wilson, Esq., were assigned by the court as counsel for the defendant. On Nov. 3, 1915, the defendant retracted his former plea, and pleaded guilty to murder in the second degree. This plea was accepted by the Commonwealth, and the defendant was sentenced to State Prison for life. The case was in charge of District Attorney William J. Corcoran.

JOHN COUMATOS, indicted in Middlesex County, July, 1915, for the murder of John Demos, at Lowell, on June 30, 1915. He was arraigned Sept. 30, 1915, and pleaded not guilty. James F. Owens, Esq., and Benjamin J. Maloney, Esq., were assigned by the court as counsel for the defendant. Nov. 3, 1915, the indictment was nol prossed. The case was in charge of District Attorney William J. Corcoran.

BIAGIO FALZONE, IGNAZIO MARELLO and LUIGI GRASSIDONIO, indicted in Middlesex County, January, 1915, for the murder of Morris A. Albertson, at Wakefield, on Dec. 20, 1914. The defendant Biagio Falzone was arraigned Jan. 15, 1915, and pleaded not guilty, and the defendants Ignazio Marello and Luigi Grassidonio were arraigned Jan. 11, 1915, and each pleaded not guilty. J. W. Connelly, Esq., was assigned by the court to represent the defendant Biagio Falzone, Thomas J. Grady, Esq., was assigned by the court to represent the defendant Ignazio Marello, and Joseph T. Zottoli, Esq., was assigned by the court to represent the defendant Luigi Grassidonio. In February, 1915, the defendants were tried by a jury before Irwin, J. The result was a verdict of guilty of murder in the first degree in the case of Biagio Falzone, a verdict of guilty of murder in the second degree in the case of Ignazio Marello, and the case of Luigi Grassidonio was placed on file by order of the court. Thereupon the defendant Biagio Falzone was sentenced to death by electrocution during the week beginning May 9, 1915, which sentence was executed May 27, 1915. The defendant Ignazio Marello was sentenced to State Prison for life. The cases were in charge of District Attorney William J. Corcoran.

VITO FLORENTINO, indicted in Suffolk County, March, 1915, for the murder of Antonio Aiello, at Boston, on Feb. 22, 1915. He was arraigned March 9, 1915, and pleaded not guilty. John F. McDonald, Esq., was assigned by the court as counsel for the defendant. Later the defendant retracted his former plea, and pleaded guilty to manslaughter. This plea was accepted by the Commonwealth, and the defendant was sentenced to State Prison for a term not exceeding five years nor less than four years. The case was in charge of District Attorney Joseph C. Pelletier.

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