Mass. Man Convicted Of Police Bombing Asks For Compassionate Release


BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The lawyers for a man convicted in the bombing death of one Boston police officer and the severe wounding of another, asked for a compassionate release in federal court because of Covid-19.

Alfred Trenkler is convicted of building the bomb that killed officer Jerimiah Hurley in 1991 and severely wounded his partner, Francis Foley.

Trenkler's attorneys said their 64-year-old client should be released because his heart issues make him more of a Covid risk. His attorneys argue he has served more than enough time.

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However, Hurley's daughter, Leanna Teehan, told the judge of a man who loved his job and his family.

Officer Foley's son, Frank, a Boston firefighter, told the court of a severely wounded man with PTSD. He said his father has lived in fear every day for 30 years after watching his partner die and almost being killed himself.

Fank also said of the compassionate release, Alfred Tankler chose his fate.

WBZ NewsRadio's Karyn Regal (@Karynregal) Reports

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