View Full Version : GUILTY MA - Joanne Presti, 34, & her daughter Alyssa, 12, found murdered

01-13-2004, 12:14 PM

"... Presti and her daughter were found murdered in their home Wednesday afternoon. Coakley said investigators believe both victims were killed at about the same time, sometime between 10 p.m., Sunday, and noon or earlier Monday.

A neighbor reportedly called Presti's parents after being unable to reach her even though her minivan was in the driveway. Her parents made the gruesome discovery and called police.

Presti's 2 1/2-year-old son Sean was found in his crib, reportedly hungry and dehydrated but otherwise unharmed. He was taken to Winchester Hospital and released Wednesday night to the custody of a foster family, said Denise Monteiro, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Social Services."...

Records: Ex-wives fearful of ex-Bruin
"Carter, who was never married to Presti, told the Herald last week Presti took him to court eight months ago because he owed child support. That was the first time Carter had ever met Alyssa. Carter did not return a message last night.

Investigators also have questioned the two men who fathered Presti's other two children. "

Who did it?: Ex-hubby claims he didn't kill mom, girl
"In court documents, Joanne Presti said she was terrified of her ``abusive'' ex-husband, Thomas Pollak, a Delaware man who once allegedly tried to choke her."

01-17-2004, 02:18 AM
DNA evidence linked to yet another Level 3 Sex Offender who was out walking around...
"Michael Bizanowicz, 41, was arrested shortly after 5 p.m. Friday, Coakley said. She said Bizanowicz was linked to the slayings by DNA evidence matched through the state's criminal offender database.

He is being held and will be arraigned Tuesday in Woburn District Court. Besides two counts of murder, he was also charged with one count of aggravated rape.

Bizanowicz is classified as a Level 3 sex offender the highest classification under the state system. Sex offenders are required to register in the city or town where they live, and are classified by the likelihood they will re-offend. "

01-21-2004, 03:44 AM
Child rapist to be arraigned in murders of mom, daughter
By Jessica Heslam
Tuesday, January 20, 2004
http://news.bostonherald.com/localRegional/localRegional.bg?articleid=1344&format= (with photo of scumbag)

Sex fiend fell through cracks
By Jessica Heslam and Dave Wedge
Wednesday, January 21, 2004

"A serial rapist charged with tying up and raping a Woburn mom before killing her and her daughter was allowed to stay on the streets despite being arrested, skipping sex-offender counseling and committing other probation violations, authorities say."

Plea deals bought lenient sentences for child rapist
By Dave Wedge and Franci Richardson
Wednesday, January 21, 2004

"Accused double murderer Michael Bizanowicz repeatedly drugged and raped a young boy and girl for years, plying the boy with porn, cocaine and Valium, and once molested a 2-year-old girl in his care, records show. " http://news.bostonherald.com/localRegional/localRegional.bg?articleid=1372&format=

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Old Broad
01-21-2004, 05:42 AM
This is so sick, he never should have been released!!!!
Why do we not have justice???

01-23-2004, 03:12 PM
Ugh, this just gets better and better-

Sex offender registered, but file lost

By Ralph Ranalli and Michael S. Rosenwald, Globe Staff, 1/23/2004

Michael J. Bizanowicz walked into the Woburn Police Department in the summer of 2002 and registered as a convicted sex offender, but the paperwork was apparently lost and his neighbors were not informed of his status until 16 months later -- after he had allegedly raped and killed a woman and slit the throat of her 12-year-old daughter.

04-29-2004, 05:11 AM
Michael Bizanowicz's name, face and troubled history as a convicted sex offender were splashed over the news outlets across the state after he was accused of the brutal murders of a Woburn mother and her 12-year-old daughter.

But his attorney wants the details of the murder in the district attorney's written outline of the case impounded to limit potentially damaging pretrial publicity.

At a hearing yesterday, defense attorney Stanley Norkunas told Middlesex Superior Court Judge Christopher Muse that for his client to receive a fair trial, the commonwealth's multipage "statement of the case'' should be impounded from public view to protect his client's rights.

Family and friends of Joanne and Alyssa Presti sat side-by-side in the front row of courtroom 10B of Cambridge's Middlesex Superior Court, facing the man who is charged with murdering their loved ones in their Totman Drive home three months ago

Noticeably dressed in a white button-down shirt with a red tie, black jacket, and gray slacks, suspected murderer Michael Bizanowicz, 41, of 7 Westford St. in Lowell, pleaded not guilty to three charges during a Friday morning arraignment at Middlesex Superior Court in Cambridge

05-07-2004, 08:32 PM
He did it, He did it, He did it! :furious:

05-07-2004, 11:17 PM
I agree Cass, he's as guilty as sin!!!


I don't understand what this man was doing out of jail in the first place!

05-02-2005, 01:07 AM
Bizanowicz is not facing the DP, and he is still awaiting trial. Brother and uncle of the victims states he wishes the DP would apply.