Gov. Patrick: Don’t Rush Blame In Officer’s Death
BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Deval Patrick says he’s waiting for a report from his public safety undersecretary before passing judgment on the decision to parole a career criminal police say shot and killed Woburn officer John Maguire.
Patrick said Monday he hasn’t watched a tape of 57-year-old Dominic Cinelli’s 2008 parole board hearing and warned against a rush to recrimination. He said the focus should be on Maguire’s grieving family.
WBZ’s Jon Keller reports.
Investigators say Cinelli shot 60-year-old Maguire after a jewelry heist Dec. 26. Cinelli was fatally shot by police. He was paroled from three concurrent life sentences for crimes including an armed robbery when a guard was wounded.
House Speaker Robert DeLeo said his reaction would be to ban parole for anyone serving multiple life sentences. Republicans say they’ll push for a law to keep violent repeat offenders in prison.
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