Thursday, August 12, 2010

Man Convicted in Daniel Talbot Murder Admits to New Charges

Derek Lodie (Boston Herald)
Derek Lodie, the man who pleaded guilty as an accessory before the fact of murder in the Daniel Talbot case, has now copped to assault charges stemming from an unrelated stabbing that occurred in Revere on September 23, 2007. According to the Suffolk District Attorney's press release:
[ADA] Galatis told the court that on the evening of the stabbing, “three young men were walking in the area of Cooledge Street in Revere when they were approached by Lodie.”
Lodie engaged the three men in a verbal argument, and “lunged” at one of the victims, whom she described as “the smallest of the three.” When the two other victims attempted to defend their friend, Lodie stabbed them, before running into a housing development nearby.
Two individuals suffered stab wounds - one three wounds to the abdomen, the other a slice to his thumb. A friend of Lodie's, Michael Picardi, was at the scene and allegedly told Revere Police that a different individual had committed the stabbing to throw police off of Lodie's trail. That individual was charged, but later exonerated of any wrongdoing. Picardi will face charges in early September for his involvement of lying to police.

ADA Amy Galatis had asked the judge for a four-to-six year sentence in state prison to be served after his eight-to-12 year sentence for his involvement in the Daniel Talbot murder. Instead, the judge sentenced Lodie to four-to-six years to run concurrently with his current sentence.