• Trial begins for woman accused in fatal hit-and-run


    (MyFoxBoston.com) -- Let's open up the Crime Files with FOX 25's Bob Ward.

    Unsolved Murder in Roxbury:

    On July 31, Joseph Morante, 19, was working at I-World, a cellphone accessories store, when he was shot to death during what appears to be a robbery. The store is located at 1053 Tremont St. in Roxbury.

    Morante had been working at the store for just nine days when he was murdered in broad daylight.

    Police in Boston have a person of interest in the case, the same person caught on surveillance video inside the store.

    Detectives are trying to identify him.

    Anyone with information regarding the murder is asked to contact Boston Police Crimestoppers at 1-800-494-TIPS.

    Hit-and-Run Death of Saugus Man:

    Steffany Barbanti appeared in Salem Superior Court Tuesday to faces charges in connection with the hit-and-run death of an 81-year-old Saugus man.

    The first witnesses are taking the stand.

    On January 28, 2010, Christos Agganis was struck and killed crossing Central Street to get to his nephew's restaurant for dinner.

    The case went unsolved for two years until information featured on FOX 25 led to Barbanti's arrest.

    It is expected the trial will continue through the end of the week.

    Murder of Jeffrey Curley:

    On Oct. 1, 1997, 10-year-old Jeffrey Curley, of Cambridge, was abducted and murdered.

    Jeff's body was sodomized in a New Hampshire apartment and then stuffed into a rubber container where it was found days later at the bottom of a river in southern Maine.

    Two men, Salvatore Sicari and Charles Jaynes, were convicted of Jeff's murder.

    Sicari got life no parole, but Jaynes is eligible for parole. He has been petitioning the courts to change his name to reflect his Wiccan beliefs.

    Jaynes was denied, and he has filed an appeal.

    Jeff Curley should be 26-years-old.


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