Testimony began this week in the case of Edwin J Alemany, the man accused of murdering South Boston resident Amy Lord and attacking three other women.
Back in July of 2013, 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 repeated stabbed and murder. 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.
On Thursday, May 21st, emotional testimony was heard form Lord’s friend and boyfriend as well as the first victim on July 23rd. On Friday, jurors in the case will be taken to key places in South Boston, Dorchester, Hyde Park, and Dedham.