State Government Press Releases

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06/20/2013
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Miguel Davis (DOB: 1/24/89) was sentenced today by Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause to consecutive life sentences for the March 20, 2009 murder of his romantic rival Dominique Gay. On February 22, 2013, a Providence County Superior Court...
06/19/2013
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced today that Michael Tully, AKA "Bang Bang," age 30, was sentenced to life in prison for the felony murder of 26-year old Ralph Joseph. A Superior Court jury found Tully guilty on April 1, 2013 of felony murder and conspiracy to rob after a trial...
06/18/2013
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Jared Tefft (DOB: 6/6/83), with a last known address of 110 Woody Hill Road, Hopkinton, RI, today pleaded nolo contendere before Superior Court Justice Melanie Wilk Thunberg for the January 26, 2011 murder of Peter Newman. In accordance with...
06/18/2013
In response to the Rhode Island Supreme Court decision affirming the murder conviction for Alfred Bishop, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin issued the following statement. "I am pleased with the Supreme Court decision affirming the conviction of Alfred "Freddie" Bishop for the 2007 murder...
06/13/2013
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced today that Franci Villorio (age 22), with a last known address of 27 Palm Street, Pawtucket, was sentenced today by Superior Court Justice Susan E. McGuirl to 40 years, with 17 to serve and the remainder suspended with probation, for multiple arsons in...
06/07/2013
The Rhode Island Office of Attorney General (RIAG) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) will hold a public informational meeting concerning the proposed affiliation of The Memorial Hospital. The public meeting is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at...
06/06/2013
After strongly advocating that a generation tax on electricity in Connecticut unfairly burdened Rhode Island and all New England ratepayers with increased costs, Attorney General Kilmartin commended the Connecticut Legislature's decision to let it expire on September 30, 2013. "In New England,
06/04/2013
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that John Rainey (age 54) with a last known address of 2545 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland, was found guilty by a Superior Court jury of two counts of first degree child molestation and one count of second degree child molestation. The jury returned...
06/04/2013
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that approximately 2,737 Rhode Island homeowners who submitted a valid foreclosure payment claim through the National Mortgage Settlement will receive a check this month for approximately $1,480. Eligible borrowers had their mortgage serviced...
05/30/2013
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin will join Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian, mortgage service providers, HUD-certified housing counselors and several community housing groups, in partnership with the Loan Modification Scam Alert campaign, to host a free mortgage foreclosure prevention and loan...