Life without parole
On Monday, Edwin Alemany was convicted of first-degree murder in the case of Amy Lord – a 24 year-old South Boston resident who was kidnapped, robbed and then stabbed to death in July of 2013.
Alemany’s defense attorney conceded Alemany was responsible for the brutal slaying, but argued that he should be found not guilty by reason of insanity. The jury began deliberating on Friday and continued through Monday until guilty verdict was announced around 2:30pm. A guilty verdict carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole which is the maximum sentence allowed under state law. A formal sentencing is set for 9 a.m. on Tuesday.
News of the abduction and murder of Lord, 24, shook the community of South Boston. On the morning of July 23rd, 2013, Lord was forced into a car and driven to several ATM’s in Boston to withdraw money. She was then repeatedily stabbed and murdered. Her body was left in Stony Brook Reservation.
Alemany, who was living in South Boston at the time, was charged with Lord’s murder and with attacks on two other women. Prosecutors say that in the hours before and after Lord’s murder, Alemany stabbed one woman and physically assaulted another. Both victims were women in their 20s walking in the neighborhood- one near the Dunkin Donuts on Old Colony Ave and the other on Gates Street.
During the investigation of Lord’s murder, police identified Alemany as a suspect in a 2012 attack, where he strangled a woman from behind. He was also charged in that attack. The attacks on all four women are being tried together.