Curt Brown and Brendan Kurie try something new and take on the roles of prosecutor and defense as they try to illuminate the nuanced bail decisions judges must make. Today's case is Saranah Raposa, who has been charged with reckless endangerment after her 21-month old toddler allegedly ingested fentanyl-laced heroin under her watch.
When a judge released 25-year-old New Bedford resident Xavier Echevarria on $500 bail against prosecutor's witnesses, he fled to Puerto Rico, and District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn was vocally unpleased. During his return to the state, he allegedly threatened to escape again. Now a judge is deciding if he should be held without bail.
Curt Brown joins Brendan Kurie in the studio to discuss a 23-year-old New Bedford man who has been arrested for allegedly raping a prostitute in the North End. After being found "dangerous" by a judge, he has been released on $1,000 bail.
Massachusetts’ Supreme Judicial Court hears case of a young woman convicted of involuntary manslaughter for sending text messages to her boyfriend urging him to kill himself. Curt Brown and Brendan Kurie discuss the proceedings and when a decision is expected.
Two recent cases have highlighted the disconnect between prosecutors/law enforcement and local judges when it comes to bail. Curt Brown and Brendan Kurie discuss a recent shooting case and an arson case that put the bail debate on center stage.
Prosecuters called the GPS tracking data they allegedly got from Jeff Couture's phone "a trail map of all three forced sexual assaults on two women." Curt Brown sits down the Brendan Kurie to discuss the latest in the Fairhaven 47-year-old's case.
Known as "Miss South End," Loretta Bourque dedicated her life to serving as a champion of the city's South End. Curt Brown remembers his 18 years of working with Loretta and talks to members of the community about what she meant to the city of New Bedford.
Gregory Osterguy, 50 of New Bedford, was accused of beating his dog with a baseball bat for eating his Whopper in May. Earlier this week a judge denied his request to get the dog back, so he allegedly called in a threat to the probation office.
After Curt Brown's extensive reporting on issues related to bail and bail leniency, he sat down with Digital Editor Brendan Kurie to discuss all the thorny details and what he learned about the process and the controversies.
A judge recently denied a Dartmouth man his Valor Act request after he was accused of beating two dogs and a woman. What is the Valor Act and when does it apply? Curt Brown and Brendan Kurie break it down.
Curt Brown discusses the scene inside the courtroom last week when Angel Acevedo, 26, and Aaron Bookman, 25, of New Bedford were sentenced to life without parole for the 2015 murder of Aaron Gant Jr. Police were able to track them across the city using surveillance cameras.
Police say Mondel Johnson and a 27-year-old woman were gonig to smoke crack cocaine in a condemned house when he allegedly hit her over the head with a hammer, left her unconscious and attempted to burn the house down.
Joseph Sessine was driving seven miles an hour over the speed limit when he was pulled over in Rochester and police found 21 pounds of marijuana in his car, leading to questions about whether he was really pulled over for speeding.
Curt Brown and Brendan Kurie discuss the Massachusett Supreme Judicial Court's decision to hear Michelle Carter's appeal. We compare the case to a 2011 Minnesota Supreme Court decision on whether Freedom of Speech applies to suggesting suicide.
Curt Brown and Brendan Kurie discuss the $25,000 bail set for Natalie Vieira, 58, a transgender man who has been arrested following a March 3 fatal hit-and-run on State Road in Dartmouth. A 33-year-old woman was killed, leaving behind a 6-year-old daughter and fiance.
Curt Brown and Brendan Kurie discuss the 3-4 year sentence of Benjamin Carpenter, a 43-year-old Hyannis man arrested four times for OUI in Bristol County, the most recent time in 2016 when he was clocked going 120 mph on I-195 with a blood alcohol level of .20.
28-year-old Oscar Ramos-Torres was drag racing on Route 18 North in New Bedford in front of an unmarked police car. When he was pulled over, they allegedly found more than 42 grams of fentanyl in his car. Curt Brown and Brendan Kurie discuss the case.
41-year-old Wallace M. Gilmore was taken into custody on Tuesday morning at a New Bedford drug rehab center on charges he murdered a man in New Orleans in 2014. Curt Brown and Brendan Kurie discuss the case.