Thursday, November 15, 2012
Dariel Martinez, 20, admitted to performing oral sex on unconscious girl during a June 17, 2009 party.
Dariel Martinez, 20, with a last known address of 131Morin Heights Blvd., Woonsocket, has been found guilty by a Providence County Superior Court jury of one count of first degree sexual assault where the victim was physically helpless in 2009. The jury delivered the guilty verdict after deliberating six hours after a seven-day trial presided over by Superior Court Justice Kristin E. Rodgers, according to Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin's office. During the trial, the State proved beyond a reasonable doubt that on June 17, 2009, Martinez, who was a junior at Woonsocket High School, sexually assaulted an intoxicated and physically helpless Woonsocket high school senior. At a house party, attended by both the victim and Martinez, the …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Hospital spokesman says they're sticking with Prime Healthcare's deal.
Landmark Medical Center announced yesterday a new suitor, LandmarkHospital HoldCo, LLC, had made an offer to buy the imperiled hospital, but Special Master Jonathan Savage is sticking with Prime Healthcare Services. “The Special Master is in receipt of an unsolicited offer to purchase Landmark Medical Center from LandmarkHospital HoldCo, LLC. The court has already approved the Special Master’s motion to enter into an Asset Purchase Agreement and exclusive discussions with Prime Healthcare Services-Landmark, LLC," the hospital wrote in a release. The Providence Business News reports the new bidder is the owner of Christ Hospital, Hoboken University Medical Center, and Bayonne Medical Center in New Jersey. They also report the company has …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Protracted deal hinges upon on-again, off-again talks between provider and Blue Cross, Blue Shield of RI.
Attorney General Peter Kilmartin has again extended the closing deadline for Steward Healthcare, intended buyer of Landmark Medical Center, this time to Sept. 30. In a letter dated Aug. 27, Deputy Attorney General Gerald J. Coyne informed Steward Healthcare the Attorney General was granting their request to extend the deadline to allow negotiations between the would-be rescuer of the hospital and Blue Cross Blue Shield of RI to continue. The two parties remain in stalemate over the reimbursement rates Blue Cross will cover for claims from Landmark Medical Center. "Part of the reason that a specific closing date was included as a condition of approval in this matter was a recognition of the fiscal challenges facing Landmark, and by …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Fairness, permanent record concerns pitted against public safety arguments.
The Senate and House have both approved bills eliminating the criminal charge for carrying an ounce or less of marijuana, which Gov. Lincoln Chafee said he's inclined to pass during a WPRO interview. The legislation passed the House in a 50 to 24 vote and passed the Senate in a 28 to 6 vote. Each bill must now pass in the opposite chamber in order to become law. If enacted, Rhode Island would become the 15th state to decriminalize marijuana. The legislation could save the state millions of dollars each year, clean the judicial dockets for more serious issues and take away the criminal stigma from an otherwise youthful indiscretion, Rep. John G. Edwards (D-Dist. 70, Tiverton, Portsmouth), a sponsor of the House bill, said. Woonsocket …
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Release: Attorney General urges congressional delegation to counter delays regarding the wastewater treatment plant near Worcester.
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Citing damage to Narragansett Bay, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, is asking the Rhode Island congressional delegation to stand firm against a bid by a Massachusetts official to forestall limits on how much nitrogen and phosphorous a wastewater-treatment plant near Worcester is allowed to discharge into the Blackstone River. In a letter to the senators and representatives, Kilmartin accused the head of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), of taking an “anti-environmental position . . . at the expense of our beautiful (Narragansett) Bay.” In his letter, Kilmartin explained that pollution from the Worcester area, which eventually flows into Narragansett Bay, could cause “the slow bio-chemical strangulation…
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Det. Daniel Turgeon is among 11 to be honored by state Attorney General.
Woonsocket's Det. Daniel Turgeon will be among 11 individuals honored by Attorney General Peter F.Kilmartin this Thursday at 7th annual Justice Awards. The 20-year veteran of the Woonsocket Police Department will receive the General Herbert DeSimone Award for Drug Enforcement, in part for his work on one of the largest drug busts in state history. Turgeon was nominated by Chief Thomas Carey and Lieutenant Kyle Stone for undercover work resulting in massive drug, cash and weapons seizures. Turgeon was one of the lead investigators in the recovery of 66 kilos of cocaine and $1.5 million in North Kingstown last February. The case, which began locally turned into a international investigation involving the Mexican cartel and resulting in three…
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Woonsocket man receives life in prison.
The trial of a man accused of murdering a 32-year-old city woman in an apartment they shared on Ormond Street came to a close today with sentence of life in prison for 35-year-old David Leite. Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Leite, 35, with a last known address of 33 Ormond St. pleaded guilty today before Superior Court Justice Susan McGuirl to second degree murder in the March 12, 2009 murder of Mellissa Perry. According to a release from Kilmartin's office, had the case proceeded to trial, the State was prepared to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that on May 12, 2009, Leite stabbed Perry, whom he had a relationship and resided with, 79 times with a utility knife. In addition, Perry suffered broken ribs and a broken …