State Government Press Releases

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09/09/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that Howard Watson (age 61), of Pawtucket, pleaded guilty on September 5, 2019 in Providence County Superior Court to two felony counts and was sentenced to 25 years at the ACI for the July 31, 2017 murder of Mackenzie Irons in Providence. Superior...
09/03/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that Victor Rodriguez (age 36), of Central Falls, pleaded nolo contendere on August 29, 2019, in Providence County Superior Court to two felony counts and was sentenced to 16 years at the ACI for committing multiple acts of sexual violence involving two...
08/30/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced today that Joel Loarca (age 17), of Providence, pleaded guilty to five criminal counts and was given a life sentence plus an additional 10 years to serve at the ACI for the 2018 murder of 15-year-old William Parsons outside of the Providence Career and...
08/23/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha today announced that as a result of a bipartisan, public/private coalition of 51 attorneys general and 11 phone companies he has joined, the phone companies have agreed to adopt eight principles to fight illegal robocalls. This agreement will help protect phone...
08/21/2019
Earlier today, Attorney General Peter F. Neronha, joined by Colonel James M. Manni of the Rhode Island State Police and Colonel Daniel J. Barzykowski of the Central Falls Police Department, provided an update on the status of the investigation into the incident that took place at the Wyatt...
08/16/2019
Decision issued by Superior Court Presiding Justice Alice B. Gibney denies opioid manufacturers' motion to dismiss Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced today that the State's lawsuit against opioid manufacturers cleared an important hurdle and will continue to move toward trial...
08/15/2019
This Office, working with the Rhode Island State Police, is investigating what transpired last night at the Wyatt Detention Center in Central Falls. Once we have a full understanding of the relevant facts, we will determine how to proceed. Peaceful protest is a fundamental right of all Americans;...
08/05/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that Robert Rego (age 30), of Providence, was sentenced on August 2, 2019 to serve 20 years at the ACI for shooting and wounding Armande Moore in 2017. Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause sentenced Rego to a 28-year full sentence with 20 years to...
08/05/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that Kamari Kerr (age 26), of Massachusetts, was sentenced today to 15 years, with 6 years to serve and 9 years suspended with probation, by Superior Court Justice Sarah Taft-Carter. Kerr was found guilty on June 4, 2019 of first-degree arson, domestic.
08/01/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that Andrew McLean (age 26), of Woonsocket, was sentenced on July 31, 2019 to serve 40 years at the ACI for his role in a 2015 armed robbery of a pawn shop on Smith Street in Providence. Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause sentenced McLean to a 60-...