New & Fair Trial for Sean K. Ellis
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WE HAVE ESTABLISHED A LITTLE OVER 5,000 PERSONAL SIGNATURES IN DECEMBER 2014. OUR PETITIONS WERE PERSONALLY DELIVERED TO THE SUFFOLK COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE OF MASSACHUSETTS IN DECEMBER 2014. WE ARE SEEKING MORE SUPPORTERS VIA OUR ONLINE PETITION UNTIL ELLIS'S FINAL HEARING DATE HAS BEEN CONCLUDED. WE PRAY THAT YOU WILL SUPPORT US TODAY. TIME IS RUNNING OUT!
PLEASE SIGN YOUR FULL NAME & SHARE A COMMENT ABOUT SEAN'S INJUSTICE. WE NEED DANIEL F. CONLEY, OUR DISTRICT ATTORNEY TO HEAR EACH OF YOUR CONCERNS. REMEMBER TO SIGN ONCE AND EMAIL OUR PETITION TO EVERYONE.
VETERAN DETECTIVES ACERRA, LEFT & ROBINSON, RIGHT ARE PICTURED IN THE PROFILE FLYER ESCORTING ELLIS OUT OF THE COURT ROOM. THEY WERE KEY INVESTIGATORS IN THIS CASE. ACERRA & ROBINSON SERVED 3 YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR POLICE CORRUPTION YEARS AFTER ELLIS WAS CONVICTED IN 1995. THEY SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN ALLOWED TO WORK AND INVESTIGATE ANY CASES WHILE BEING UNDER INVESTIGATION BY THE INTERNAL AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT FOR SERIOUS POLICE MISCONDUCT. IT IS HARD TO BELIEVE THAT OTHER OFFICERS WERE NOT AWARE OF THIS BEFORE THE ELLIS CASE STARTED. CORRUPT OFFICERS ON ANY CASE DEMOLISHES THE INTEGRITY ON THEIR BEHALF THAT NEEDED TO BE UPHELD IN THIS HIGH PROFILE CASE.
www.justiceforseanellis.com (Extensive Case Review)
In 1995, Sean K. Ellis was convicted of the 1993 execution style murder of Boston Police Detective John Mulligan at his third trial. Unfortunately, after two previous hung juries Ellis was sentenced to LIFE without PAROLE. In other words, Ellis will likely DIE in prison if he is not brought to JUSTICE.
Mulligan was a 27 year veteran of the Boston Police Department. On September 26, 1993, he was shot 5 times in the face while working his regularly scheduled detail at a 24 hour Walgreens store/pharmacy in Roslindale, MA on American Legión Highway. Whoever killed this problem officer was set to seek revenge in previous dealings that he/she or they must of had with Mulligan in the past.
The entire city of Boston struggled and still does with believing that Ellis in fact purchased diapers (provided a receipt that supports his defense), exposed himself in the store to cameras and customers, then on a whelm (randomly) decided to leave the store and kill a police detective for his gun. As we all know, guns are never an easy item to buy in the United States of America. Therefore, to conclude this absurd motive should raise many questions regarding the integrity of this entire investigation.
Due to Mulligan's rough policing style that earned him scores of enemies and múltiple lawsuits for false arrest and citizen brutality, it is challenging to conclude that he was randomly targeted by Ellis who had NO prior criminal record, NO previous dealings with Mulligan, and only went to Walgreens to purchase diapers for his cousin's baby.
Ellis has maintained his innocence from day 1 and he DOES NOT plan on changing his plea of NOT GUILTY. This is why we are seeking your help in requesting that the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office of Massachusetts stop refusing to grant Ellis a New & Fair Trial.
A retrial for Ellis is NOW being considered before Judge Carol S. Ball at the Suffolk Superior Court, Boston, MA. Each grounds for Ellis's new trial request has been submitted by Rosemary Scapicchio, his defense attorney.
*Exculpatory evidence of 3rd party suspects was withheld by prosecutors and police.
*Two investigators of the murder - Dets. Kenneth Acerra & Walter Robinson - had a conflict of interest as co-venturers with the victim in an ongoing scheme of drug-dealer robberies.
*These two corrupt cops (felons & perjurers) brought forward the SOLE WITNESS to identify Sean - a niece of Acerra's girlfriend who ID'd Sean from photos - but FIRST SELECTED SOMEONE ELSE, and only chose Sean after a private chat with Dets. Acerra & Robinson.
PETITION URGENCY TO DA:
We, the undersigned, being age 18 & over, urge the Suffolk County District Attorney's office to:
1. Stop oppossing Ellis's Motion for a New Trial.
2. Acknowledge that Ellis did not get a fair trial.
3. Join the defense in requesting a new trial for Ellis.
Evidence NOT Disclosed Before Ellis's Trial:
1. The City of Boston settled 7 lawsuits against Mulligan for citizens brutality and false arrest. Investigators initially began combing Det. Mulligan's police work for individuals bent on "REVENGE".
2. About 150 tips were maliciously ignored during this high profile investigation regarding the true murderer of Mulligan.
3. A tip received by the Boston Police Department . on November 17, 1993 that Det. Mulligan & Det. Robinson robbed two drug dealers in Brighton & Alston, MA.
4. Scapicchio uncovered FBI documentation of a credible tip brought forward by task force Det. George Foley (Now Deceased) that fellow Boston Police Officer Raymond Armstead Sr. was responsible for Det. Mulligan's murder because he made sexual advances at his 14 year old sister. This "CRUCIAL" tip was suppressed, and Det. Foley was disciplined for voicing it. THE BPD DID NOT WANT TO BELIEVE THAT AN OFFICER WOULD KILL THEIR OWN.
5. A tip not turned over that a drug dealer had a "CONTRACT" out on Det. Mulligan. The "RELEVANCE" of these tips that it would of cause the defense to investigate Det. Mulligan, Det. Acerra, and Det. Robinson's drug arrest.
6. Sean's defense uncovered FBI reports that confirm Mulligan was shaking down drug dealers and prostitutes, extorting merchants for bogus protection, and demanding sexual favors in return for dropped charges.
7. Det. Mulligan participated in a Commonwealth Avenue drug dealer robbery with Dets. Acerra & Robinson 3 weeks prior to his murder.
8. Mulligan's fellow conspirators Dets. Acerra & Robinson had several reasons to plot and cover up who Mulligan's "REAL" killer was.
False & Tainted Witness Indentification:
1. No "PHYSICAL" evidence linked Ellis to the crime scene, only a photo ID of him that his former attorneys claimed was tainted. Despite the Commonwealth's allegations that Sean helped hide guns for Terry Patterson, two back- to-back juries "FAILED" to conclude that Ellis was in a joint venture with his co-defendant.
2. The key witness, Rosa Sanchez (Det. Acerra's niece) selected another photo not Ellis nor Patterson during the indentification process (supposedly a man who stalked her). Sánchez left the police precint and sat in the car with Dets. Acerra & Robinson having a private conversation. Five minutes later, Dets. Acerra & Robinson escorted Sánchez back inside the homicide unit, and she immediately pointed to Ellis's photo. Because of this tainted and irregular procedure, Ellis's former defense attorneys, motioned to exclude the ID as evidence, but the judge ruled it admissible.
3. Dets. Acerra, Marquardt, and Brazil brought forward Rosa Sánchez, the teenaged key witness. All three Dets. claimed Sánchez initially had a telephone conversation with her brother-in-law, Det. Elvis Garcia about having information to share regarding Det. Mulligan's murder. This report was not made until November 19, 1994 (a little over a year after the investigation started).
4. The relationship between Det. Acerra and Sanchez was initially shared by Sánchez's mother, "Not Det. Acerra or Sánchez" on November 26, 1994 (a little over a year after the investigation began).
5. Det. Acerra "Did Not" disclose his personal relationship with Sánchez until December 1, 1994 (also a little over a year after the investigation began). Rosemary Scapicchio uncovered a "Federal Subpoena" to American Airlines requesting information about "Two Tríps" Det. Acerra took with Sanchez and her mother to the Dominican Republic, one of them in October 1994, two months before Det. Acerra's "Motion-Hearing Testimony".
More Crucial Evidence Purposely Overlooked:
1. Det. Mulligan's cell phone was initially missing from the crime scene for about 6 days. Det. Acerra advised other Dets to do "Another" search of Mulligan's cell phone charger (not cell phone) in his truck. Det. Foilb shared that Det. Mulligan's phone was found and it was always there but it was accidently overlooked. Another Det. turned the phone in that was found in a so called "Secret Compartment" under the top console in between the front seats. Det. Foilb confirmed that no pictures and report of the phone being found in the secret compartment were made. Det. Mulligan's phone had absolutely no information nor fingerprints (Not Even Partial Prints) found on his phone (note: Det. Mulligan's prints were NOT found).
2. Det. Mulligan purchased a personal bank loan in 1987 of about 1.8 million. He purchased six condominiums on a 57,000 a year police salary. Det. Mulligan gave Det. Acerra a loan to buy a condo from Det. Mulligan with a "Promissory Note".
Strong Conflict of Interest:
1. Scapicchio argues that Det. Mulligan's link with Dets. Acerra and Robinson gave the corrupt officers a "CONFLICT" of interest and a "PLAUSIBLE MOTIVE" to "MANUFACTURE" evidence to close the case "QUICKLY". The intense; ongoing probe of Det. Mulligan's police work threatened to expose their "JOINT CRIMES" and "DOUBLE LIVES".
2. Ellis's former trial lawyer, Norman Zalkind, filed a supporting affidavit with the retrial motion enumerating 21 points of pertinent information the Commonwealth withheld from the defense; concluding, "if I had been provided this exculpatory evidence "PRIOR" to trial, I would have filed additional discovery motions, investigated additional suspects, investigated Det. Mulligan and used the exculpatory evidence to raise a reasonable doubt at trial. Det. Mulligan's involvement in illegal activities meant that "MANY PEOPLE HAD MOTIVES TO HARM A CORRUPT POLICE OFFICER".
Ellis's Evidentiary Hearings:
Suffolk Superior Court Justice Judge Carol S. Ball is presently re-examining Ellis's conviction based on the issues raised in Rosemary Scapicchio's retrial motion. Ellis's evidentiary hearings were held on August 25-27, November 17-19, and December 10, 2014. Judge Carol S. Ball will take the case under advisement after both defenses exhaust their 30 day request to complete and submit their final written and oral arguments.
For the past twenty-one years, Ellis has been a model prisoner, defeating all odds of his wrongful conviction by earning certification as a paralegal assistant via a correspondence course. Now age 40, and incarcerated at the médium security at MCI Norfolk, Ellis is one of a select group of inmates chosen to counsel at risk youth in a group setting.
Since September 1993, Sean K. Ellis has "ALWAYS" insisted that he played "NO ROLE" in Det. Mulligan's gangstyle slaying. But unless he can win a fourth jury and win it over, Ellis will likely "DIE" in prison.
Please visit: http://www.justiceforseanellis.com for more research regarding Sean's case.
Please visit: https://www.dotnews.com for updates on Sean's Retrial Motion Hearings. One report titled "Ellis Case Update: Hearing on evidence dispute to be continued which posted on September 4, 2014 after Sean's hearing in August.
Please Visit: https://www.dotnews.com/2014/hearings-resume-ellis-bid-fourth-trial, November 17, 18, and 19 hearing updates
Story by Sean's former Needham School Classmate- @ Cellimill.tumblr.com
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