Weymouth child slaying case Joanna Mullin, Ryan Bois

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  1. kwflatbed

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    [​IMG] In shock: Family and friends gather at the house of Heather and Jerome Mullin. (Herald photo by Lisa Hornak)

    By Laurel J. Sweet, Jessica Van Sack and Mike Underwood
    Monday, August 6, 2007 - Updated: 02:42 AM EST

    A reputed drug addict charged with murdering his 7-year-old cousin begged Quincy and Weymouth cops to kill him right before they found Joanna Mullin’s bruised and battered body in the back seat of a stolen SUV he’d just crashed, a police source told the Herald.


    “Just kill me, just kill me. It’s over, it’s over,” Ryan Bois, 20, bellowed yesterday morning after colliding with a cab at Quincy Avenue and East Howard Street near the Quincy Shipyard, the source said. Bois brandished a knife at the cops, police say, and he was bitten by a Weymouth police dog while he was being subdued.

    Bois, a 2004 graduate of Weymouth High School, was arrested yesterday in the murder of young Joanna Mullin. He is due to be arraigned this morning Quincy District Court.


    While doing an interior sweep of Bois’ vehicle early yesterday morning, the source said horrified police found the little girl’s body swaddled in bedding.


    Norfolk District Attorney William R. Keating said, “The evidence is clear that (there) was trauma, and it’s clear that it’s a homicide.”


    The Herald reported yesterday that Bois took the child from their 64-year-old grandmother Arlene White’s home on Randall Avenue in East Weymouth, where the little girl was sleeping over.


    Investigators found an aluminum ladder perched against the side of the house, leading to an open window on the second story.


    At the Mullin home yesterday, Joanna’s uncle fought back tears.


    “We’re still coming to terms with what’s happened, and we’d just like to be left alone to grieve in private at this time,” the uncle said, his lip quivering.


    It was unclear yesterday where and how Joanna was killed. An autopsy is scheduled for today, while Bois will be arraigned in Quincy District Court for murder.


    Joanna is the oldest child of plumber Jerome and Heather Mullin of Weymouth. She also leaves two brothers, aged 1 and 4, according to Maureen Tofani, who is Bois’ mother and Heather Mullin’s sister.


    “I’m devastated, completely devasted,” Tofani, 42, of Framingham, told the Herald yesterday.


    Tofani said her son has long struggled with addiction, and when she could no longer deal with him, her sister Heather Mullin took Bois in. He was recently released from rehab for a heroin habit, Tofani said. A police source said Bois was known to have drug problems.


    “I could see him hurting himself,” Tofani said, “but not (the Mullins’) kids. He was really close to those kids.”


    Tofani last spoke with her son Saturday, but said nothing in their conversation or his demeanor prepared her for the tragedy.


    “He was in a good mood. He was bubbly,” she said. “He called me every day. I left him with the same message I always leave him with: ‘Ryan, just stay away from drugs, stay away from drinking and get a job.’


    “You can only do so much for them,” she said, “but the drugs and the drinking just ruined him. He’d say, ‘I’m a loser,’ but he chose to be a punk.”

    White’s neighbor, Linda Raneri, said Bois had a drug problem and was kicked out of his grandmother’s home last year after police executed a warrant there.


    Neighbor Dan Cuerves told the Herald that White was asleep on her sun porch at the time Bois is suspected of breaking in. He said it was White’s Ford Explorer Bois allegedly used as his getaway car.


    Bois was arrested last September on charges of robbing a convenience store, while claiming he had a gun. The disposition of that case was unclear yesterday. In 2005, he was charged with threatening to kill a man he robbed of $70 and cigarettes, charges that were later dismissed.

    http://news.bostonherald.com/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=1015459&format=&page=1


    Weymouth man arrested for murder of cousin: Police find girl’s body in back seat of car
    By Laurel J. Sweet and Mike Underwood
    Sunday, August 5, 2007 -


    http://news.bostonherald.com/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=1015341

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  2. Delta784

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    Cousin charged with murdering 7 year-old girl

    Cousin nabbed in slay of girl
    By Laurel J. Sweet, Jessica Van Sack and Mike Underwood
    Monday, August 6, 2007 - Updated: 11:17 AM EST

    A reputed drug addict charged with murdering his 7-year-old cousin begged Quincy and Weymouth cops to kill him right before they found Joanna Mullin’s bruised and battered body in the back seat of a stolen SUV he’d just crashed, a police source told the Herald.
    “Just kill me, just kill me. It’s over, it’s over,” Ryan Bois, 20, bellowed yesterday morning after colliding with a cab at Quincy Avenue and East Howard Street near the Quincy Shipyard, the source said. Bois brandished a knife at the cops, police say, and he was bitten by a Weymouth police dog while he was being subdued.
    Bois, a 2004 graduate of Weymouth High School, was arrested yesterday in the murder of young Joanna Mullin. He was led into Quincy District Court this morning in shackles and cuffs dressed in a hospital gown. He is expected to be arraigned sometime today.
    While doing an interior sweep of Bois’ vehicle early yesterday morning, the source said horrified police found the little girl’s body swaddled in bedding.
    Norfolk District Attorney William R. Keating said, “The evidence is clear that (there) was trauma, and it’s clear that it’s a homicide.”

    Full text; http://news.bostonherald.com/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=1015459&srvc=news
  3. justanotherparatrooper

    justanotherparatrooper Pissin' in liberals cheerio's for 40 years :) Staff Member

    Re: Cousin charged with murdering 7 year-old girl

    pos
  4. OCKS

    OCKS Subscribing Member

    Re: Cousin charged with murdering 7 year-old girl

    If there is a reason for the death penalty this would be it.
  5. Ptlm.Shamrock147

    Ptlm.Shamrock147 MassCops Member

    Re: Cousin charged with murdering 7 year-old girl

    Did anyone see this asshole on TV? He was spitting at the cameras, the court officer and Weymouth cops "adjusted" his head so he coundn't spit anymore.


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    Ryan Bois spit at reporters as he was led into court Monday morning.
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  6. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed Subscribing Member MC1+MC2 +MC3 90K+Poster

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    Signs of sexual assault on slain girl

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    Ryan Bois, 20, of Weymouth is escorted into Quincy District Court. (GREG DERR/The Patriot Ledger)

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    Officials say 6-year-old Joanna Mullin was sexually assaulted and had severe trauma to her face and bruises on her body.
    CBS

    By JULIE JETTE
    The Patriot Ledger


    QUINCY - Ryan Bois, 20, who stands accused of murdering his 6-year-old cousin at their grandmother’s house, could also face sexual assault charges.

    He is being held without bail and is undergoing psychiatric evaluation at Bridgewater State Hospital.

    At Bois’ arraignment in Quincy District Court Monday, Norfolk County prosecutor Robert Nelson said that there were signs on the girl’s body that she had been sexually assaulted. Potential evidence of such an assault were also found on sheets in the home of Arlene White, the grandmother of both Bois and the the murdered girl, Joanna Mullin. The young girl was staying with her grandmother overnight while her parents were out on a date Saturday night.

    Wearing a hospital gown and handcuffs, Ryan Bois, 20, spit at reporters today as he was led into Quincy District Court today to face the murder charge.

    Prosecutors said that Bois went to his grandmother’s house on Randall Avenue in Weymouth as at the house of White - who is also his grandmother - when he, climbed on the roof of a SUV, cut open a window over the garage and went into the house. Bois took cash and the keys to the SUV and drove away with his cousin in the car. The Weymouth native then left the Randall Avenue home in his grandmother’s SUV.

    A police officer saw Bois speed by in Weymouth and tried to stop him but Bois drove ff, leading police on a chase into Braintree and into Quincy Point by the Fore River shipyard. The SUV crashed into a cab at the corner of East Howard and Quincy Avenue in Quincy, and Bois jumped from the car and ran. Officers caught him trying to scale a rocky ledge by Quincy Mental Health Center. They said he was waving a knife at them and that he was carrying heroin.

    Police discovered Joanna’s body wrapped in a blanket in the backseat of the SUV.

    The officer who carried the girl to an ambulance was visibly upset, with two colleagues consoling him with their hands on his shoulders, said Tracey Stedman, a dispatcher for Braintree Best Taxi Co.

    ‘‘She was limp,’’ said Stedman, who was at the crime scene at about 1:45 a.m. Sunday. ‘‘Her body was lifeless.’’

    Bois had a history with cops

    WEYMOUTH - Ryan Bois, the 20-year-old Weymouth native charged with killing his 6-year-old cousin, has a history of run-ins with the law.

    —In March 2004, Bois was held without bail after he allegedly kicked another youth and stole $70 and cigarettes. He was charged with unarmed robbery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and making threats. A judge later reduced the robbery charge to larceny and dismissed it, as well as dismissing the assault and battery and threats charges.

    In September 2006, Bois, then 19, pleaded innocent to charges of armed assault with intent to rob after allegedly trying to rob a Weymouth convenience store. Bail was set at $10,000 because he was on probation. It is unclear what became of those charges.

    According to District Attorney William Keating, Bois has no outstanding warrants.

    Weymouth Police Chief Jim Thomas said he was unaware of any restraining orders against Bois.

    Weymouth homicides

    Matthew Nagle

    —July 3, 2001: Norfolk County authorities recently ruled Matthew Nagle’s death a homicide, raising the possibility of new charges against the man convicted of stabbing him in Weymouth six years ago. Nicholas Cirignano, 26, is serving nine to 10 years in prison for the stabbing that left Nagle paralyzed until his death last month.

    Nicholas Martins

    —April 2, 1997: Francisco T. Martins stabs his 19-month-old son, Nicholas, to death and then commits suicide by dousing himself with lamp oil and lighting a match.

    William ‘‘Cat'' Michaels

    —July 29, 1995: The driver of a Cadillac deliberately rams Michaels, 45, as he rides a motorcycle on Route 18, causing him to crash. John ‘‘Johnny Bart’’ Bartolomeo admits to the murder during sentencing on drug charges.

    Steven P. Snyder

    —Aug. 20, 1993: Police find the 27-year-old’s body inside his Broad Street apartment. He has been shot once through the head with a .22-caliber bullet.

    Jennifer Mullin

    —Jan. 29, 1993: William Jewett Jr., then 19, offers Jennifer Mullin, 17, a ride home from a party in Weymouth. He rapes and strangles her in his car, leaving the body in the woods in Rockland. Jewett is convicted of first-degree murder and rape in 1998.

    Video: http://www.southofboston.com/articles/2007/08/06/headlines/news/news01.txt
  7. Kem25

    Kem25 MassCops Member

    Re: Cousin nabbed in slay of girl (Merged Threads)

    This POS is a complete waste of life... It is a shame that QDC let him skate the past few years on the multiple felony charges that he was clinked for. I am pretty sure he realizes what his fate is going to be once he hits prison!
  8. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed Subscribing Member MC1+MC2 +MC3 90K+Poster

    Cousin arraigned in horrific slay of girl

    By Laurel J. Sweet and Jessica Heslam
    Tuesday, August 7, 2007 - Updated: 04:34 AM EST

    Heartbroken relatives of Joanna Mullin chose to stay together at her family’s home in Weymouth yesterday rather than hear the sickening details of how her “animal” cousin allegedly killed and possibly raped the 6-year-old while their grandmother slept.
    Arlene White, 64, wasn’t even aware anything was amiss in her East Weymouth home Sunday morning until police called to say her Ford Explorer had been in an accident in Quincy and ask ifeverything else was OK.
    “That’s when she found that her granddaughter was no longer in the house,” assistant Norfolk District Attorney Robert Nelson Jr. said yesterday.

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    Aug 6, 2007:
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    Following through on what had seemed to be a simple high-speed chase, horrified cops discovered the nude child, wrapped in a fitted sheet and white comforter, wedged between the front and back seats of White’s stolen SUV.Blood was oozing from her tiny mouth, and her face, neck and vaginal area showed evidence of “trauma,” Nelson revealed at the arraignment of Ryan “Booda” Bois in Quincy District Court yesterday on murder and motor vehicle charges.


    Dismissing Bois, 20, as an “animal” after Judge Mark Coven remanded him to Bridgewater State Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation, Joanna’s loved ones declined to comment on the self-described “loser.”


    Full Story: http://news.bostonherald.com/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=1015663

    ”O’ my god, ’O” my god: Cop describes finding body

    By Laurel J. Sweet and Jessica Heslam
    Tuesday, August 7, 2007 - Updated: 04:34 AM EST

    When accused child killer Ryan Bois, 20, allegedly screamed at Weymouth K-9 police officer Edward Hancock, “Kill me, I’m a loser. You don’t even know. Shoot me in the face,” after being arrested early Sunday morning at a Quincy construction site after leading the cop on a stolen-car chase reaching speeds of up to 100 mph, Hancock, who’d dealt with the reputed junkie before, could never have imagined what Bois was alluding to.


    What follows are Officer Hancock’s own words, taken from the incident report he filed after making the grim discovery of Bois’ cousin, 6-year-old Joanna Mullin, on the floor of a Ford Explorer:

    Full Story: http://news.bostonherald.com/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=1015664
  9. lpwpd722

    lpwpd722 Maddy B's grammy

    Re: Cousin nabbed in slay of girl (Merged Threads)

    this is one that should not even make it to court...if you know what I mean. No protective custody for him. Let him be w/general population.
  10. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed Subscribing Member MC1+MC2 +MC3 90K+Poster

    8/7/2007 Stories

    [SIZE=+1]WEYMOUTH HORROR - A murder suspect with a troubled past[/SIZE]
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    Ryan Bois, with his attorney, Beverly Cannone, is escorted to his arraignment in Quincy District Court on Monday. (Associated Press)

    By JULIE JETTE and RYAN MENARD
    The Patriot Ledger

    A neighbor calls him a well-known troublemaker. An aunt described him as a person ‘‘not to be trusted.’’ His attorney says he is a troubled young man.

    Ryan Bois, who is accused of murdering his 6-year-old cousin, calls himself ‘‘Buddah.’’ But those who know him say there is nothing tranquil about the 20-year-old.

    ‘‘No one liked him,’’ said a neighbor of Joanna Mullin, the young cousin Bois is accused of killing. ‘‘Every time we saw him around, you just go the other way. You just know he’s up to no good,’’ said the man who asked that his name not be published.

    The products of a troubled marriage that lasted only four years, Bois, 20, and his brother, Thomas Paul Bois Jr., 23, have both faced criminal charges in the past.

    Ryan Bois was in the custody of the Department of Youth Services from 1998 through 2004, Weymouth School Superintendent Joseph Rull said.

    Full Story:http://ledger.southofboston.com/articles/2007/08/07/news/news01.txt

    [SIZE=+1]Neighbors recall ‘little sweetheart’: Joanna Mullin remembered for her smiles, cheerfulness[/SIZE]

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    Joanna Mullin, 6, of Weymouth was allegedly killed by her cousin, Ryan Bois.

    By JACK ENCARNACAO
    The Patriot Ledger

    WEYMOUTH - Relatives and friends said Joanna Mullin could warm any heart - a girl who loved playing, loved her family, and loved life. But as her uncle James Mullin, a captain in the Weymouth Police Department, said, her murder has cast this 6-year-old girl in a new light.

    ‘‘She’s a victim,’’ he said, standing outside her Hawthorne Street home Monday.

    Carefree children played in this East Weymouth neighborhood Monday, alongside adults wrestling with the thought that Joanna would never join the children again.

    Her cousin, Ryan Bois, 20, stands accused of murdering her at their grandmother’s house less than a mile away.

    Joanna celebrated her sixth birthday on July 15, and was set to begin first grade next month at Pingree Primary School.

    ‘‘She was nothing but smiles; it was just a beautiful time for her,’’ said one of Joanna’s aunts, who did not want to be identified. ‘‘We want to remember all the good stuff about her and not remember the tragic end we had to deal with.’’

    Full Story: http://ledger.southofboston.com/articles/2007/08/07/news/news02.txt


    [SIZE=+1]Weymouth residents try to comprehend, but the slaying of a 6-year-old girl leaves them baffled[/SIZE]


    By JACK ENCARNACAO
    The Patriot Ledger

    WEYMOUTH - The violent death of a 6-year-old girl, allegedly at the hands of her cousin, has shaken the town to its core as residents struggle to find words to describe their horror and sadness.

    ‘‘We were awestruck, naturally,’’ said Randall Avenue resident Elena Antonetti, who lives a few doors down from where prosecutors say Joanna Mullin was killed by her 20-year-old cousin, Ryan Bois. Investigators say they have evidence the girl was sexually assaulted before her death.

    ‘‘It’s practically in your own backyard here. You think you know, but you don’t know,’’ Antonetti said.

    Weymouth School Superintendent Joseph Rull spent much of the day meeting with teachers and staff at Pingree Primary School, where Joanna would have started first grade next month.

    ‘‘We are bringing resources together over the next couple of days at the school to help parents and children cope,’’ he said. ‘‘The teachers obviously, like all the staff, are devastated by this loss.’’

    Full Story: http://ledger.southofboston.com/articles/2007/08/07/news/news03.txt
  11. OCKS

    OCKS Subscribing Member

    Re: Cousin nabbed in slay of girl (Merged Threads)

    give him one last hot shot of H and send him off to hell.
  12. Kem25

    Kem25 MassCops Member

    Re: Cousin nabbed in slay of girl (Merged Threads)

    That woukd be what he wants...I would like to see "Budda" suffer as much as possible for the rest of the time he is on earth!
  13. kwflatbed

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    Sox, family honor murdered girl

    Sox, family honor murdered girl

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    BOSTON -- The Mullin family was trying to regain a sense of normalcy Saturday-- and remembering lost Joanna -- at a Red Sox game.
    Joanna Mullin was kidnapped and murdered on August 5, allegedly by her cousin Ryan Bois. She was only six years old.
    The loss is "not really hitting us yet," said Joanna's mom Heather Mullin.
    It was a tragedy. But Saturday's Red Sox game gave the family a chance to-- if possible-- take a small break from the heartache.
    "We're trying to, for the boys, to keep a little normalcy," Heather Mullin said.
    Family friends contacted the Red Sox about Joanna. The team stepped up to the plate by giving the family seats to a game.
    "She'd love to be here," said Joanna's father Jerry Mullin, who said he took his daughter to Cape Cod League games. "She loved it."
    After the third inning, the team put up a message in honor of the little girl: "In loving memory of Joanna Mullin."
    The family has started a fund to help pay for the burial and later on, build a park so children can remember Joanna and play.
    Trying to come to grips with such a tragic loss, the Mullin family has a special feeling that this beautiful girl with sparkling blue eyes is still sitting right next to them.
    "She was just the light of our lives. So beautiful, so happy," said Heather Mullin. "Every day I was so grateful to have her."
    Donations can be sent to the Mullin Family Fund c/o South Shore Cooperative Bank, 195 Washington Street, Weymouth, MA 02188.

    http://www1.whdh.com/news/articles/local/BO60169/
  14. kwflatbed

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    Murder suspect’s court appearances on hold

    Psych evaluation of 20-year-old Bois extended

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    Bois

    By JACK ENCARNACAO
    The Patriot Ledger


    WEYMOUTH - Court proceedings for Ryan Bois, the 20-year-old accused of murdering his 6-year-old cousin in their grandmother’s Weymouth home, are on hold while he continues to undergo a psychological evaluation.

    Two court appearances scheduled for Bois, one in Superior Court Wednesday and one in District Court Friday, were postponed after the court requested an extension of Bois’ confinement at Bridgewater State Hospital, where he is being evaluated to determine whether he is competent to stand trial.

    ‘‘We had gotten word from the court clinic that there had been a request for an extension,’’ said David Traub, spokesman for Norfolk County District Attorney William Keating.

    Bois was scheduled for a status hearing Friday in Quincy District Court. That hearing has been moved to Sept. 13, Traub said.

    Bois was also scheduled for an appearance Wednesday in Norfolk County Superior Court for a probation surrender hearing. Bois was on probation for a 2006 robbery when he allegedly murdered Joanna Mullin.

    James Gavigan, Bois’ attorney in the robbery case, said the Superior Court probation department is waiting for a grand jury indictment for the Mullin murder before addressing his probation status.

    Bois also may face sexual assault charges in the Aug. 5 murder. Prosecutors said there is physical evidence that Joanna Mullin was sexually assaulted the day she was strangled.

    Bois is also accused of possession of heroin and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon for allegedly threatening a Weymouth police officer with a knife shortly after he crashed an SUV in Quincy. Police found the girl’s body inside the vehicle.

    http://ledger.southofboston.com/articles/2007/08/23/news/news02.txt
  15. kwflatbed

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    Accused killer is fit for trial

    [SIZE=+1]Accused killer is fit for trial[/SIZE]
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    Bois

    By JACK ENCARNACAO
    The Patriot Ledger

    WEYMOUTH - The 20-year-old accused of killing his 6-year-old cousin after abducting her from their grandmother’s Weymouth home has been found competent to stand trial.

    The results of a two-month-long psychiatric evaluation of Ryan Bois at Bridgewater State Hospital were reported to his attorney, Beverly Cannone, on Monday in Quincy District Court.

    Cannone said the report confirmed that Bois was competent to stand trial.

    Last month, a district court judge postponed Bois’ arraignment in Superior Court because psychiatric evaluations had not been completed.

    Bois was indicted Aug. 29, about four weeks after he was charged with murdering Joanna Mullin.

    He is charged with first-degree murder, two counts of rape of a child with force, home invasion, kidnapping, assault with a dangerous weapon for attacking a police officer, and various other charges in connection with the Aug. 5 murder.

    Until he was indicted, Bois had not been charged with rape in the crime.

    He is charged with abducting Mullin from her grandmother’s house. A Weymouth police officer chased Bois, who was driving a stolen car, into Quincy and apprehended him before discovering Joanna Mullin’s body in the back seat.

    Robert Nelson, a Norfolk County prosecutor, said Bois will probably be arraigned in Superior Court on Oct. 10.

    Nelson has said Bois knew what he was doing when he murdered his cousin and that he tried to hide the crime.

    Once he has been arraigned, all district court proceedings related to the case are likely to end.

    Bois will remain at Bridgewater State Hospital pending his arraignment.

    http://ledger.southofboston.com/articles/2007/10/02/news/news04.txt
  16. kwflatbed

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    Man Charged With Killing Cousin, 6, To Face Judge

    Bois Ruled Competent To Stand Trial

    Video: Bois Arraignment Scheduled

    DEDHAM, Mass. -- A homeless man charged with killing his 6-year-old cousin is scheduled to face a judge in Dedham on Wednesday.

    Ryan Bois, 20, will be arraigned on a slew of charges in connection with the death of Joanna Mullen in August.

    NewsCenter 5's Shiba Russell reported that Bois was sent to Bridgewater State Hospital for psychiatric tests after his arrest this summer.
    A judge wanted to be sure Bois was competent to stand trial.

    On Monday, Bois' attorney learned his client was ruled sane enough to stand trial and Bois was scheduled for arraignment in Norfolk Superior Court.

    Bois is facing charges that he allegedly broke into his grandmother's Weymouth house, raped and killed his cousin Joanna Mullin, 6, and then hid her body in a stolen SUV before leading police on a chase into Quincy.

    From the very beginning, prosecutors argued that Bois knew what he was doing.


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  17. kwflatbed

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    Fleeing suspect tried to phone alleged killer

    A murder suspect accused of raping and killing his 6-year-old cousin in Weymouth allegedly tried calling another suspected killer the night of the slaying in a bizarre twist to the case.
    Ryan Bois, 20, allegedly strangled and raped little Joanna Mullins before leading cops on a high-speed chase through Weymouth and Quincy on Aug 5.
    It has now emerged that, after Mullins was slain, Bois placed eight calls to alleged white supremacist James “Twisted” Winquist, also of Weymouth, who one month later was charged in the 2005 slaying of two homeless men.
    “Ryan Bois attempted to place eight calls to James Winquist between 1 a.m. and the time of the police chase,” said David Traub, spokesman for Norfolk District Attorney William R. Keating.
    It is not known what connection Bois and Winquist had or why Bois tried calling him, Traub said.
    The link between the pair was revealed as Bois was arraigned on eight counts including rape of a child with force and murder. Bois denied the charges at Norfolk Superior Court in Dedham yesterday.
    The homeless Bois allegedly broke into his grandmother’s house in East Weymouth, where the little girl was sleeping over. He is accused of raping and murderingJoanna before fleeing with her body. He was held without bail and will appear again in Norfolk Superior Court on Oct. 31.
    Winquist, 23, and Eric “Killa” Snow, 25, were arrested and charged in September in connection with the brutal killings of William Chrapan, 47, and David Lyons, 49, in a Hingham park.

    http://bostonherald.com/news/regional/general/view.bg?articleid=1038330
  18. kwflatbed

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    Accused Weymouth child killer set for February trial

    Ryan Bois, 21, allegedly raped and murdered his 6-year-old cousin


    By Jack Encarnacao
    The Patriot Ledger
    Posted Dec 05, 2008 @ 08:35 AM

    WEYMOUTH —

    A February trial date has been set for the 21-year-old accused of killing his 6-year-old cousin in their grandmother’s Weymouth home in August of 2007.
    Ryan Bois faces several charges in the trial, including murder, kidnapping and rape of a child by force. The trial is scheduled for Feb. 25 in Norfolk Superior Court.
    Bois, who was arrested several hours after the murder, was indicted a few weeks later. He is being held at the Plymouth County jail.
    A final pretrial conference hearing is scheduled for Feb. 5. Bois is being represented by public defender Beverly Cannone. The prosecutor is Robert Nelson.
    On Aug. 5, 2007, Bois allegedly broke into his grandmother’s home and then sexually assaulted and killed his cousin Joanna Mullin in a bedroom.
    Authorities say he then stole his grandmother’s car and drove off. Hours later, he was stopped and arrested in Quincy, after a police officer saw him speeding. Joanna Mullin’s body was found in the back seat of the car Bois was driving.
    At his arraignment, prosecutors said Bois, on the night of the murder, repeatedly tried to call James Winquist, a Weymouth man who was charged weeks later with killing two homeless men in Hingham.
    When the killing occurred, Bois, who once lived in Joanna Mullin’s parents’ home, was on probation for committing an armed robbery at a Weymouth store. In March, he was sentenced to two years in prison for the holdup.
    Bois will face 13 charges in his upcoming trial. In addition to murder, rape of a child and kidnapping, he is charged with home invasion, assault with a dangerous weapon, drug possession, larceny of a motor vehicle, destruction of property and failure to stop for police.


    http://www.patriotledger.com/news/x692907944/Accused-Weymouth-child-killer-set-for-February-trial
  19. Harleymarley

    Harleymarley MassCops Member

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    Joanna was a beautiful little girl, she was my nephew's closest friend, their mother's grew up together. He admitted it, he's not sorry, get rid of him!

    I remember I was just around the corner that night and left right before they caught him. My heart goes out to Officer Hancock, I'm sure he will never get over seeing that.

    Merry Christmas Joanna xoxo
  20. kwflatbed

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    Jury selection begins Monday in Weymouth child slaying case


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    GREG DERR
    Ryan Bois, 20, of Weymouth is escorted into Quincy Dist Court to face murder charges in connection with the death of seven year old Joanna Mullin.

    By Jack Encarnacao
    The Patriot Ledger
    Posted Feb 28, 2009 @ 01:39 AM
    Last update Feb 28, 2009 @ 01:41 AM

    WEYMOUTH —

    There was a speeding car, a police chase and a traffic stop that ended with horror and disbelief.
    Nineteen months ago, Weymouth police chased a speeding car from Weymouth into Quincy, where the car crashed. Ryan Bois, then 20, was driving. Inside the car, police found his 6-year-old cousin, Joanna Mullin, raped and beaten to death.


    THE TIMELINE
    What happened the day Joanna Mulin died?

    This is what the prosecution has said:​
    • Ryan Bois calls his grandmother and asks if he can come by.
    • He spends several hours at a party, drinking.
    • At about 10 p.m., a friend drives him to his grandmother's house in Weymouth. He cuts a window screen and sneaks in, then rapes and murders his 6-year-old cousin.
    • He steals his grandmother's SUV and drives away with Joanna's body in the back seat.
    • Bois calls and meets a drug dealer in Dorchester, smokes some pot and talks about how to get rid of a body.
    • During the drive back to Weymouth, Bois places eight calls to one of two men later charged in the 2005 slayings of two homeless men in Hingham.
    • At about 1:15 a.m., Weymouth police spot Bois speeding in Weymouth and chase him. Bois crashes in Quincy, where he is caught and officers find Joanna's body.
    Police say Bois murdered the sleeping child in his grandmother’s home, where she was having a sleep-over.
    Now, with Bois’ trial set to get under way next week, legal experts predict that the case will revolve less around whether Bois committed the crime than whether he understood what he was doing.
    Since Bois’ arrest on Aug. 5, 2007, his attorney, Beverly Cannone, has questioned the state of mind her client was in at the time of the crime.
    Bois’ arraignment was postponed twice so Bois could undergo additional psychiatric evaluation.
    Just last week, Cannone suggested during a pretrial conference in open court that the horrendous nature of the crime was such “that it warrants a lack-of-criminal-responsibility defense.”
    Jury selection in the case is to begin Monday. By Wednesday, jurors could be hearing about how Bois called his grandmother the night of the murder to ask if he could come by and how he spent several hours at a party, drinking, before arriving at his grandmother’s house, where he cut a screen to get inside.
    Prosecutors have said Bois knew what he was doing when he murdered his cousin, and that he tried to hide the crime, driving around for several hours with Joanna’s body in the car and calling friends to ask how to get rid of the body.
    But local defense lawyers who have handled murder cases say Bois’ attorney appears to be setting the stage for a defense based on an assertion of diminished mental capacity.
    “The jury is going to be asked to either totally or partially excuse the criminal act of this defendant,” said Robert George, a longtime defense attorney who has tried several murder cases in Norfolk County.
    Straightforward insanity pleas are seldom used in Massachusetts because history shows they have been unsuccessful with juries here.
    Defense lawyers say Cannone is more likely to argue that Bois was mentally incapable of developing criminal intent – necessary for a murder conviction.
    “What becomes an issue in these things is whether or not the defendant either appreciates what he did was wrong or, because of a mental defect, was unable to control himself,” said Quincy attorney William Sullivan, a former prosecutor.
    Establishing a lack of intent could be the difference between a murder conviction and a manslaughter conviction, or the difference between being sentenced to a state hospital and being sentenced to a prison.
    But diminished capacity is a risky defense strategy, said Robert Jubinville, a veteran Milton defense attorney with experience in murder cases. “You have to give up the crime. You’ve got to say (the defendant) did it, but couldn’t form the specific intent. You sort of have to acknowledge you did it.”
    George, who defended Daniel Holland of Quincy in the 1998 murder of his wife, Elizabeth, said jurors are typically more responsive to a diminished-capacity argument than an insanity defense. He said finding someone “not guilty” due to insanity is often too big a leap for jurors to make.
    “The problem with the criminal-responsibility defense is the word ‘not’ before guilty,” George said. “You would see (insanity) verdicts increase tenfold if they took the word ‘not’ out of that verdict.”
    Bois, whose parents divorced when he was 2 and whom police considered homeless at the time of his arrest, bounced around several drug recovery programs in the area in his teenage years. He lived with Joanna Mullin’s parents for a short time.
    George said Bois’ life story is likely to be a key element in the trial.
    “His history is going to be a key issue in whether or not a jury can digest how even one human being could do this to another, let alone a 6-year-old child.”


    BOIS' HISTORY
    • March 2004: Bois is charged with unarmed robbery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and threatening to commit a crime following a March 28 incident in Weymouth. The charges are eventually dismissed.
    • January 2006: Bois allegedly steals a cell phone from a T-Mobile store in Framingham. A warrant for his arrest is issued when he fails to appear in Framingham District Court. He is arrested two months later and released without bail.
    • May 2006: Bois is cited for smoking at the MBTA’s Quincy Center bus terminal. He pays a $50 fine and the charge is dismissed.
    • June 2006: Bois is arrested in Weymouth on drug-possession and assault charges. The drug charges are continued without a finding, with a stipulation that he must stay out of trouble. The assault charges are dismissed.
    • September 2006: Bois is arrested in the holdup of Jenny’s Market in Weymouth. He is held without bail. His arrest violates terms of his release on the earlier drug charge, and he is ordered to serve spend months in jail.
    • October 2006: While Bois is serving the four-month sentence, a Norfolk County grand jury indicts him for the Jenny’s Market holdup. He is transferred to the Middlesex County House of Correction in Billerica for security reasons.
    • January 2007: Bois is released after his mother posts $1,000 cash bail for the Weymouth robbery charge.
    • March 2007: Bois is given probation in the robbery case as part of a plea agreement in which he admits to assault with attempt to rob. He is ordered to undergo a substance-abuse evaluation and random testing for drugs and alcohol.
    • July 2007: According to his stepfather, Bois is kicked out of a rehabilitation home in Brockton for having a relationship with a female patient.
    • August 2007: During the week of Aug. 1, Bois learns that he has hepatitis C and tells friends he wants to die. On Aug. 5, Bois allegedly murders his young cousin, Joanna, at their grandmother’s home in Weymouth.
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  21. Harleymarley

    Harleymarley MassCops Member

    The Braintree Moose will be having the second run for Joanna Mullin this summer, I believe in July and I believed it is going to be combined with the Enwhistle family. Last year was the first bike run and was very successful.

    RIP Joanna
  22. rg1283

    rg1283 MassCops Member

    If the above statements are true, then considerable planning went into even if it was for a few minutes to murder this girl.

    Quite honestly I wish the feds would get involved somehow and give this guy the death penalty or maybe a court maintenance person could mysteriously forget to fix the steps at the court house and opps.
  23. Harleymarley

    Harleymarley MassCops Member

    I agree, the death penalty would be more than appropriate...a waste of tax payers money this idiot is.
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    Lawyer: Accused ‘not a monster’

    Jurors hear details of girl’s last night

    By Marie Szaniszlo
    Friday, March 6, 2009

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    Ryan Bois is accused of raping and strangling to death his 6-year-old cousin.


    As slain 6-year-old Joanna Mullin’s relatives looked on in anguish, the lawyer for a sobbing Ryan Bois yesterday pleaded with jurors to push past the horrific details of the little girl’s rape and murder and consider “demons” of mental illness.
    “Ryan Bois is not a monster. He is not evil incarnate,” defense attorney Beverly Cannone said during her opening statement in his murder trial in Norfolk County Superior Court in Dedham. “He is a very troubled, psychologically tormented young man.”
    Bois, 22, is accused of raping and strangling his cousin on Aug. 4, 2007, before leading police on a high-speed chase through Weymouth, Braintree and Quincy in their grandmother’s stolen SUV.
    Cannone is expected to argue that Bois is mentally ill and therefore not “criminally responsible” for the girl’s brutal death.
    “You took an oath to be fair and impartial and put aside your emotions. My God, that’s going to be hard today,” she said. “We’re going to see and hear things in this courtroom that may haunt you for years.”
    In his opening statement, Assistant District Attorney Robert Nelson portrayed Bois as a calculating killer who attended a cookout earlier in the day before he was dropped off at his grandmother’s Weymouth home in the evening.
    There, Nelson said, Bois cut the screen on a window with a knife, stole his grandmother’s car keys, cell phone and money from her purse, and raped and strangled Joanna, who was sleeping over with her younger brother.
    Then, the prosector said, Bois wrapped little Joanna’s lifeless body in a comforter, made arrangements to buy drugs in Dorchester and asked the dealer how to “get rid of a body.”
    “The defendant was . . . sane prior to him going to that house that night . . . and knew what he was doing,” Nelson said.
    Nelson called Weymouth police officer Edward Hancock, who testified that Bois, as he was being arrested, repeatedly shouted, “Just shoot me in the face. You don’t know what I did.”
    On cross-examination, however, Hancock acknowledged that in his police report, he wrote that Bois said, “Shoot me. I’m a loser. You don’t even know.”
    The case continues today.



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    CHILD MURDER TRIAL: Friend says Bois went from good-natured to suicidal in a day


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    Greg Derr / The Patriot Ledger
    Relatives of Joanna Mullin listen to the description of her death during opening statements of the Ryan Bois murder trial. Bois is charged in the 2007 death of his six-year-old cousin Joanna Mullin.


    By Jack Encarnacao
    The Patriot ledger
    Posted Mar 06, 2009 @ 08:12 AM
    Last update Mar 06, 2009 @ 11:19 AM

    DEDHAM —

    Several people who interacted with Ryan Bois on the day he allegedly killed his 6-year-old cousin painted a picture for jurors of a 20-year-old who transformed from good-natured to suicidal in a short time.
    During the first day of testimony in Bois’ murder trial on Thursday in Norfolk Superior Court, attorneys questioned his former girlfriend, a friend who dropped him off at his grandmother’s house the night of the killing, and police officers who arrested him afterward.

    SPECIAL REPORT: The Killing of Joanna Mullin -- complete coverage of the entire case

    Eric Euber of Weymouth said Bois attended a cookout in Weymouth that Euber also attended on the day Joanna Mullin was killed. Euber, who said he knew Bois for about eight years, said Bois was drinking beer at the small afternoon gathering in August 2007 and that there was nothing unusual about his mood.
    “He was playing horseshoes with us,” Euber said.
    Nicole Felandys of Abington, who was identified as being in a relationship with Bois at the time, also testified that she didn’t notice anything unusual about him the day of the killing.
    Euber drove Bois to Bois’ grandmother’s house at about 10:30 that night. Prosecutors say Bois broke into the home and raped and killed his cousin, who was asleep.
    Euber said he was told the owners of the home where the afternoon party was held wanted Bois to leave, but he did not know why. Beverly Cannone, Bois’ attorney, asked him if it was because Bois was found naked in a laundry room of the home. Euber said he didn’t know.
    “We were supposed to take him to his grandmother’s, but I think he was trying to find another place to go,” Euber said. “He just said he’d see us later and walked out (of the car).”
    About three hours later, Bois was begging a police officer to shoot him after crashing a car in Quincy, according to police. Weymouth police officer Edward Hancock said Bois was yelling, “You don’t know what I did.”
    Another Weymouth police officer, Steven Shalno, said Bois, now 22, was shouting the same thing at passing traffic before he was put in a cruiser.

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