Hearing On New Trial For Man Convicted In Notorious Cop Slaying Delayed

A hearing over whether to give the man convicted of killing Boston Police Detective John Mulligan 21 years ago a new trial has been suspended until November.

The judge decided to delay the hearing on the conviction of Sean Ellis to give his attorney time to examine police internal affairs documents handed over to her on Tuesday.

Lawyer Rosemary Scapicchio says she is looking for more information about the police officers who investigated the murder and arrested her client.

"I'm not even sure that this is the complete file at this point," she said. "I haven't gone through it in enough detail to know if there are pages missing or there aren't pages missing."

Ellis was found guilty of first-degree murder 19 years ago, after two mistrials.

Scapicchio claims authorities withheld exculpatory information in that trial.

Prosecutors insist they shared all relevant information.

Delores Handy Reporter
Delores Handy was formerly a host and reporter at WBUR.



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