THERE SHOULD BE YEARLY PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING AND LIE DETECTOR TESTS.
STATE'S TOP COURT REINSTATES ATTEMPTED MURDER CHARGE AGAINST FIRED DUXBURY COP
The Patriot Ledger
Posted May 22, 2009 @ 12:37 PM
Last update May 22, 2009 @ 01:38 PM
BOSTON -The state's highest court has reinstated an attempted murder charge against fired Duxbury police officer Sean Moran, who is accused of trying to kill his girlfriend, a Milton police officer, in Quincy. Superior Court Judge Janet Sanders dismissed the attempted murder indictment against Moran in April, but the Supreme Judicial Court reversed that decision on Friday. "We conclude that the evidence before the grand jury was sufficient to prosecute the defendant," the court said. Moran, 30, faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted of the most serious charge, armed assault with intent to murder. He was arrested after allegedly slamming his girlfriend's head against a metal fence Nov. 9 after leaving a surprise 30th birthday party she threw for him in West Quincy, at the Common Market Restaurant. The woman also told Quincy investigators about another assault, on Oct. 18. In that incident, she alleged, Moran stripped her of her police-issued gun and put it to her head, threatening to both kill her and himself. A Norfolk County grand jury indicted Moran last May on charges of threatening to kill, malicious destruction of property, witness intimidation, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon and three counts of assault and battery. Moran was fired last May for violating a rule against "acts of immoral, improper, unlawful, disorderly or intemperate conduct, whether on or off duty." [LINK]
- [MA] Cop-on-cop terrifying dv attacks of Officer Moran - ...She never filed a complaint because, she said, she feared he would kill her or himself...
- [MA] Judge & Chief protect Officer Moran 's officer ex-girlfriend - ...[Judge Mark] Coven ruled that the alcohol played no role in the domestic violence. He said the abuse was based on anger and control problems... [Milton Deputy Police Chief Paul] Nolan said the incident shows that every person in society - even a police officer - can become a victim...
- [MA] Cop-on-cop dv - Officer Moran indicted for intent to murder - ..."It appears all of these factors contributed to the indictment being sought by the district attorney, and we applaud him for taking them seriously," she said. "Too often, we see those risk factors go without due diligence on the part of the court system."...
I have removed the victim's name from the following excerpts, and added an asterisk to replace the letter "u" in one word:
COMMONWEALTH VS. SEAN P. MORAN.
February 3, 2009. - May 22, 2009.
Armed Assault with Intent to Murder. Practice, Criminal, Dismissal, Indictment, Grand jury proceedings. Intent.
CIVIL ACTION commenced in the Supreme Judicial Court for the county of Suffolk on May 6, 2008.
[Excerpts] ...The defendant's thirtieth birthday was October 18, 2007. Several of the defendant's friends took him out for an evening celebration on October 17, 2007. [K.C.] did not attend the celebration, but was instead on duty as a patrol officer in Milton during the night shift. Around 1:30 A.M., the middle of her shift, [K.C.] took a break and returned home to let her dog out. She arrived in her police uniform, and was carrying her department-issued, loaded gun holstered in her uniform safety belt, as well as her police radio. When she entered the house, she met the defendant in their bedroom, and they argued. The defendant called her a "cunt," and she slapped him across the face. The defendant responded by pulling the alarm clock from the wall and throwing it at [K.C.], who then ran out of the bedroom and down the stairs with the defendant chasing after her. He grabbed her arms, threw her on the couch, and continued to yell at her. He then threw her on the floor where she landed on her back and hit her head. She managed to get up and move away from the defendant. The defendant went into the dining room where he turned over the glass-top dining room table, which shattered on hitting the floor. [K.C.] attempted to take a photograph of the property damage using her cellular telephone, but the defendant tore the telephone away before she was able to do so. The defendant then ran upstairs to grab his police-issued gun from the "lock box" in a spare room. He went downstairs with his gun, held it to his head, and threatened to kill himself. [K.C.] asked him to put down the gun; he unloaded his gun and threw it down hard enough to leave a dent in the floor. [K.C.] then ran to the breezeway, where the defendant followed her and continued to yell at her. She warned the defendant that she was going to call her lieutenant on her police radio. In response, the defendant took her radio, threw it on the ground, and threatened to kill her and himself, telling [K.C.] that the lieutenant would not be able to get into their house. Then the defendant moved behind [K.C.], grabbed for her gun holstered in her belt, and wrestled the gun away from her. He faced [K.C.], pointed the gun at her head, and ordered her "to get out of the house or else he would f'ing kill [her]." [K.C.] said, "Sean, stop. Drop the gun. Sean, please stop." The defendant dropped the gun, [K.C.] grabbed it, took her dog, got into her police cruiser, and left the house. She returned to work. Around 7:30 A.M., [K.C.] returned to the house after her shift and attempted to get some sleep. The defendant woke her up, grabbed her arms, shook her, and yelled, "I hate you." She ran outside the house; the defendant chased and caught up to her and then twice attempted to throw her into their covered pool. The defendant went inside and yelled for [K.C.] to join him there so the neighbors could not see them. [K.C.] telephoned her mother, requesting that she come over. [K.C.]'s mother arrived, and told the defendant to leave the house and stay with his parents for a few days. The defendant left... [Full document here]
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