• Grand jury indicts suspect in Amy Lord murder, three assault cases


    BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) -- A Suffolk County Grand Jury has indicted a Boston man for his alleged connection to the murder of a South Boston woman and the violent assault of three others.

    Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley announced the indictment handed up against Edwin Alemany Friday.

    Alemany, who was already charged in the murder of Amy Lord, was indicted on first degree murder, carjacking, robbery, and arson of a motor vehicle charges in connection to the 24-year-old's death.

    The 29-year-old was also indicted in three other assault cases. All of his alleged victims were women between the ages of 20 and 24. They were all walking alone at night or early in the morning.

    Conley claims Alemany left behind evidence in all four cases.

    "We are one step closer to bringing Edwin Alemany to justice," said Interim Boston Police Commissioner William Evans.

    Investigators began probing Alemany's possible role in several assault cases after his arrest in the July 23 murder of Amy Lord. Police said Lord, a 24-year-old Bentley University graduate who was living in South Boston, was kidnapped and was taken to five banks before she was killed. A bicyclist discovered her body later at the Stony Brook Reservation.

    "The homicide of Amy Lord was savage and brutal. The level of violence visited upon her shocked the entire city of Boston including hardened police and prosecutors with decades of experience," said Conley.

    The 29-year-old was ruled unfit to be arraigned during the summer and sent to Bridgewater State Hospital for a 30-day psychiatric observation. Alemany's attorney said Alemany was distraught.

    Conley referenced Alemany's state of mind during a press conference announcing his indictment Friday.

    "There is an unmistakable clarity of mind in his actions, especially on the morning of July 23," said Conley.

    The 29-year-old was previously charged for his alleged connection to two attacks that happened within 24 hours of Lord's killing in South Boston.

    Meanwhile, investigators discovered police may have had a chance to arrest Alemany after a Sept. 2012 attack on a woman in Mission Hill. The incident led to the demotion of a Boston police detective and the reprimand of a lieutenant and two sergeants. Boston Police said new practices have been established since then.

    Alemany is expected to be arraigned in December.

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