BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) – On Monday, the state’s highest court upheld the murder conviction of Edwin Alemany in the killing of Amy Lord while she was living in South Boston.
The Supreme Judicial Court upheld Alemany’s convictions for first-degree murder along with other felonies related to a series of attacks on three separate women within the span of 20 hours. These all occurred on July 23 and 24 in 2013.
Alemany asked the Court for a new trial but was denied, arguing that his attorney had conceited his guilt and proceeded with an insanity offense over his objections. However, the jury rejected Alemany’s insanity defense and found him guilty on all charges of murder for which he will serve life in prison without parole.
“We will fight for the rights of violent crime victims and survivors to ensure that violent offenders are held accountable,” Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins said. “Through a post-conviction appeal or request for review, we continue to work on behalf of all victims and survivors, as well as the communities we serve.”
Prosecutors proved that Alemany attacked Lord as she left her apartment on Dorchester Street around 6:00 in the morning. Alemany beat her, forced her into her own Jeep Cherokee at knifepoint and forced her to withdraw money multiple times.
Alemany then brought Lord to Stony Brook Reservation in Hyde Park where he stabbed her to death. Afterward, he drove her Jeep back to South Boston and set it on fire. Alemany also attacked two other women before and after killing Lord.
WBZ’s Carl Stevens (@carlwbz) has the story: