State Government Press Releases

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05/14/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that Paul Desjardins (age 30), of Woonsocket, pleaded guilty on May 8, to counts of second-degree child abuse, domestic simple assault, and violation of a no contact order. Superior Court Justice Netti C. Vogel sentenced Desjardins to 10 years with one...
05/09/2019
Attorney General Peter Neronha, Colonel James M. Manni, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Department of Public Safety, and Kelly D. Brady, Special Agent in Charge of the Boston Field Division for the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, announce the...
05/03/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that Vincent Mitchell (age 58), of Coventry, pleaded nolo contendere Thursday to one count of embezzlement over $100. Superior Court Magistrate Patrick T. Burke sentenced Mitchell to 20 years with 8 to serve at the ACI and the balance suspended with...
05/01/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that David Roscoe (age 62), formerly of Westerly, pleaded nolo contendere today to one count of second-degree murder. Superior Court Justice Daniel A. Procaccini sentenced Roscoe to 40 years with 20 to serve at the ACI and the remainder suspended with...
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...