State Government Press Releases

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04/19/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that Nathan Spardello (age 30), of Providence, pleaded guilty yesterday to counts of second-degree murder, domestic breaking and entering, domestic assault and battery, assault with a dangerous weapon, larceny under $1,500, domestic malicious damage,...
04/18/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that on Friday April 5, 2019, Kyle Morel (age 28), of Woonsocket, pleaded guilty to counts of possession with intent to deliver fentanyl and carrying a firearm without a license. Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause sentenced Morel to 10 years, with...
04/09/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that Percy Abbott (age 56), of Providence, was sentenced yesterday before Superior Court Justice Joseph A. Montalbano to 30 years after pleading nolo contendere to one count of domestic manslaughter. The charge against Abbott stemmed from a 2016 incident...
04/09/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that James Stevens (age 31), of Providence, was found guilty yesterday by a Providence County Superior Court jury of voluntary manslaughter. The jury returned the verdict after less than a day of deliberations that followed a six-day trial presided over...
04/04/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that Trearra Hudgen (age 29), of Springfield, Massachusetts was sentenced yesterday before Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause to consecutive life sentences in prison, having been found guilty of first-degree murder, discharge of a firearm while...
04/03/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that Xavier Vidot (age 19), of Cranston, was sentenced on April 1, before Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause to life in prison, having been found guilty of one count of second-degree murder and one count of discharging a firearm causing death. Vidot...
04/02/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that Aaron Threats (age 23), of Providence, was sentenced yesterday before Providence County Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause to 25 years after pleading guilty to charges of burglary, assault with a dangerous weapon in a dwelling house, and...
04/01/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that on March 28, Brian Torres (age 26), of Providence, pleaded nolo contendere before Providence County Superior Court Magistrate Richard D. Raspallo to charges of driving under the influence, death and personal injury resulting, stemming from a 2018...
03/28/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI - - Rhode Island Treasurer Seth Magaziner and Attorney General Peter Neronha today joined Senator Dawn Euer (D- Dist. 13, Jamestown, Newport) and Representative Joseph McNamara (D-Dist. 19, Warwick, Cranston), along with Brenda Dann-Messier, Commissioner of Postsecondary Education,...
03/26/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that Alexander Dejesus (age 25), of Chicopee, was sentenced yesterday before Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause to 40 years after pleading guilty to one count of manslaughter and one count of carrying a pistol without a license. The charges stem...