CRIME

South Hadley, Massachusetts author Enid Sichel holds her book, "Death And Turtles."
Carrie Healy / NEPR

Our summer fiction series continues with a mystery called "Death and Turtles." It takes place during the Depression -- 1934 -- in England. 

Former Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez pleaded guilty last year to two felony corruption charges related to his time in office. Now, Perez is trying to get the city of Hartford to pay his more than $1 million in legal bills.

From left, Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni, Assistant District Attorney Max Bennett, and Springfield Police Commissioner John Barbieri.
Adam Frenier / NEPR

This story was updated at 4:01 p.m.

Authorities have identified three bodies found at the Springfield, Massachusetts, home of a kidnapping suspect. 

Investigators brought shovels onto the property in Springfield, Massachusetts, where three bodies were previously found.
Greg Saulmon / The Republican / masslive.com/photos

Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni said investigators are using ground-penetrating radar to search a Springfield, Massachusetts, property where three bodies have been found in recent days. 

Mug shot of Alexander Ciccolo.
Department of Justice

There's still a lot unknown about the federal terrorism case against Alexander Ciccolo, and the 25-year-old's decision to plead guilty Monday in exchange for a 20-year prison sentence.

Over the first weekend in April, U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested 20 people for entering the country illegally in Vermont, New Hampshire and New York.

Mug shot of Alexander Ciccolo.
Department of Justice

An Adams, Massachusetts, man has pleaded guilty to plotting a terrorist attack on a college campus to support the Islamic State group.

A bill that would abolish the death penalty in New Hampshire has cleared both the House and Senate, but Governor Chris Sununu has promised to veto the measure. Sununu says he's standing with law enforcement in his promise to veto.

In Boston federal court, mobster Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi isn’t the one currently on trial. But listening Wednesday to the defense teams’ opening arguments in the murder trial of his former partner and the partner’s associate, it was hard to tell.

Around noon on Nov. 9 of last year, a black Chevy Suburban pulled up to a New Hampshire liquor store. The driver, a 46-year-old Queens, New York, resident named Juncheng Chen, bought some booze, then headed off to another liquor store to make another purchase.

Then another, then another.

In total, Chen bought liquor at six different New Hampshire stores that afternoon.

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