Universal Hub is reporting that the Supreme Judicial Court ruled on Monday that Edwin Alemany received a fair trial and will spend the rest of his life in prison without parole.
Back in 2015, 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.
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 repeatedly stabbed and murdered. Her body was left in Stony Brook Reservation in Hyde Park.
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 were tried together.
During the trial Alemany’s lawyer argued that Alemany was innocent by reason of insanity but the jury disagreed. On Monday, the state’s highest court stated there was no reason to overturn Alemany’s 2015 verdict or to grant him a new trial.
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