• TIMELINE: The Amy Lord murder investigation


    Tuesday, August 6:

    An attorney for the man accused in the murder of a South Boston woman says his client has a "significant history of psychiatric hospitalizations." Edwin Alemany, 28, will be charged with first-degree murder in the brutal killing of Amy Lord. Alemany is currently being evaluated at Bridgewater State Hospital.
    Alemany's defense lawyer, Jeffrey Denner, told FOX 25 on Saturday that his client has mental issues. In The Boston Globe Tuesday, Denner stopped short of saying whether he would use insanity as a defense.
    Alemany is accused of kidnapping Lord from her apartment, making her withdraw money from five separate ATMs, then stabbing her and dumping her body in Hyde Park. He's also accused of assaulting two other women in the same 24-hour period.



    Thursday, August 1:

    A man being held in connection with two recent attacks on women in South Boston will now be charged with the murder of Amy Lord, the 24-year-old woman who police say was abducted from the same neighborhood last week.

    Suffolk District Attorney Daniel Conley announced Thursday that forensic and other evidence has linked 28-year-old Edwin Alemany to the killing of the Wilbraham native.



    Friday, July 26:

    5:30 p.m.: Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis says Edwin Alemany is a "person of interest" in the abduction and fatal stabbing of Lord.

    Davis told reporters Friday that no arrests have been made in the killing of Wilbraham native Amy Lord, but said investigators are examining DNA and other evidence and are "confident and comfortable" they are on the right track. He added that investigators do not believe there is more than one suspect in the case.

    2:30 p.m.: Boston Mayor Tom Menino tells reporters Edwin Alemany could be charged in Lord's murder pending the results of DNA and fingerprint testing.


    MUGSHOT: Edwin Alemany following an arrest in June 2010

    Thursday, July 25:

    The Suffolk County District Attorney's office says they are investigating Alemany's possible connection to the murder of Amy Lord. Alemany was not named as a person of interest in the case Thursday.

    Alemany is ruled unfit for arraignment in two South Boston assaults. A spokesman for the Suffolk District Attorney's office says a judge postponed Thursday's hearing for Edwin Alemany and ordered the defendant sent to Bridgewater State Hospital for 20 days of psychiatric evaluation.


    Wednesday, July 24:

    Wednesday afternoon: Investigators identify the woman found in Hyde Park as 24-year-old Amy Lord, a Wilbraham native. They release surveillance images of Lord at ATMs in Boston, hoping anyone who might have seen her with her killer will come forward. Officials say no one is in custody

    12 a.m.: A woman reports being stabbed. She tells police she was followed  on Gates Street and then grabbed as she tried to enter an apartment building. After being stabbed several times, the woman said she was able to get away. Edwin Alemany, 28, of Boston, is arrested hours later after visiting Tufts Medical Center with a cut on his hand. He is accused of both the midnight attack and punching a woman in the face Tuesday morning.


    Tuesday, July 23:

    4:21 p.m.: A bicyclist finds Lord's body in the Stony Brook Reservation in Hyde Park. Investigators work at the scene through the night.

    11 a.m.: Amy Lord is reporting missing after she fails to show up to an appointment.

    8:40 a.m.: Lord's car is found on fire in South Boston.

    6 a.m.: Amy Lord is seen on surveillance cameras at five different ATMS in Boston over a 47-minute span. Police say her ATM account was accessed at banks on Columbia Road, Southampton Street, Massachusetts Avenue and Adams Street. A photo released by police from one of the cameras showed Lord getting out of the passenger side of her Jeep wearing a gray gym shirt, black yoga pants and bright pink or orange shoes. The Boston Globe reports Lord was beaten inside her Dorchester Street apartment and forced into her own Jeep.

    Early Tuesday morning: A woman reports being punched in the face in South Boston.

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