Prosecutors Drop 1993 Cop Murder Case

BOSTON, MA (WBZ-AM) —  Sean Ellis was once convicted of killing a Boston Police Detective, but today after The Suffolk County District officials announced that they are dropping the case, saying they don't have enough evidence to

The Suffolk County District Attorney District Attorney Jon Pappas announced plans to not prosecute Sean Ellis again for killing Boston Police Detective John Mulligan in 1993 because of the amount of time that has passed since the crime.

Mulligan's death, he was assigned to a security detail outside a pharmacy.

In 1995 Ellis was sentenced to life in prison after he was convicted for Mulligan’s death. In 2015 a Judge released Ellis from prison, ruling that he didn't receive a fair trial. He was released from prison in 2015 after a judge ruled he didn’t get a fair trial.

Sean Ellis, with his attorney Rosemary Scapicchio, says he's relieved that after a quarter of a century the cloud of prosecution is no longer hanging over his head.

WBZ NewsRadio's Carl Stevens (@carlwbz) reports

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