Deliberations Continue in Retrial of Man Charged with Murders of Police Sgt. and Bystander

Quincy, Massachusetts – A Massachusetts jury is currently in its fourth day of deliberations in the retrial of Emanuel Lopes, who is facing murder charges for the killings of a police sergeant and a bystander in 2018. The second Norfolk Superior Court jury to consider the case has thus far been unable to reach a verdict, similar to the outcome of the first trial. The jury was denied a request for a mistrial by Judge Beverly Cannone on Wednesday and instructed to continue their deliberations. In the retrial, both the prosecution and the defense presented … Read more

Second Trial to Commence in Weymouth Double-Murder Case of Sgt. Chesna and Vera Adams: What New Evidence Will Emerge?

Weymouth, Massachusetts – Jury selection is set to commence on Monday for the retrial of Emanuel Lopes, a 26-year-old facing murder charges for the 2018 deaths of Weymouth Police Sgt. Michael Chesna and Weymouth resident Vera Adams. Lopes’ first trial ended in a mistrial on July 10 when one juror refused to continue deliberations. The new trial will take place at Norfolk Superior Court in Dedham, with jurors being selected at Bristol Superior Court in Taunton. Lopes’ defense attorney, Larry Tipton, successfully argued for a jury from outside Norfolk County, citing the extensive media coverage … Read more