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  1. #1
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    Feb 2007

    MA - Two charged in 1969 cold case murder of John McCabe, 15, Tewksbury

    3 men two who were friends of John's have been arrested and charged with his 1969 Lowell,MA murder after the case was recently reopened and one of the men confessed and cooperated with police. They are Michael Ferreira, now 57, Walter Shelley,60 and Allan Edward Brown, 59 who confessed. Ferreira and Shelley are in jail on half a million dollars bond. Brown is out because he cooperated with police. John's elderly parents are happy that there will finally be justice for their son who was killed for flirting with Shelley's girlfriend. He was beaten and hog tied. When the boys returned to him hours later they found him dead. He had been strangled by the hog tie rope when he tried to escape. They kept their deadly secret for 41 and 1/2 years. His parents found that both brown and Ferreira had signed the book at John's wake. http://*****************/viewArticle.a...81474979238787

  2. #2
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    Nov 2010
    West Palm Beach (Palm Beach County) Florida
    What a sad case, these men are all grown and have lived their lives, while John never got that chance.

  3. #3
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    Feb 2007
    Quote Originally Posted by MorenoI View Post
    What a sad case, these men are all grown and have lived their lives, while John never got that chance.
    Yup his mom said on the news last night,"He never got to be a man." Very sad quote.

  4. #4
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    Nov 2012

    MA - John McCabe, murdered Sept 1969 - TRIAL

    'Cold case' slaying trial set to open

    By Lisa Redmond,

    LOWELL -- <modsnip>

    The McCabe family's lengthy legal trek through the courts, which began more than a year ago with arrests in this "cold case," will culminate with the first of three men accused of killing their son on the night of Sept. 26, 1969 going on trial, possibly as early as this week.

    Michael Ferreira, 57, of Salem, N.H., was scheduled to go on trial for first-degree and perjury on Monday. His trial is now set to start immediately after the completion of the murder trial of The Ngoc Tran, which is currently being heard in Lowell Superior Court.

    The other two men charged in the case -- Walter Shelley, 61, of Tewksbury, is charged with murder and intimidation of a witness, and Edward Allen Brown, 60, of Londonderry, N.H. is charged with manslaughter -- will be tried at a later date.


    Last edited by bessie; 12-02-2012 at 06:44 PM. Reason: snipped to comply with 10% copyright rule
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  5. #5
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    Sep 2010
    Walter Shelley was convicted for this murder:

    There are coincidences and then there is this case...
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  6. #6
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    Sep 2013
    I saw this advertise for 48 hours. I was wanting to read the thread. Glad his family will get justice !!
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  7. #7
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    Jan 2014

    10 P.M. EDT - This Saturday, 10/25 ::: CBS - 48 Hours "The Pact"

    10/23/14: http://patch.com/massachusetts/tewks...be-tewksbury-0

    Tempting Spoilers:

    January 25, 2013: http://www.unionleader.com/article/2...late=mobileart:

    Includes Details of Plea Deal with one CoDefendant

    September 15, 2013 via Ausgirl: http://www.berkshireeagle.com/news/c...rder-1969-cold

    February 21, 2014: http://www.boston.com/news/local/mas...onN/story.html:

    Includes Massachusetts Juvenile Court's Sentencing Requirements
    Last edited by Richrd; 10-24-2014 at 05:24 PM.

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    Sep 2014
    A father's search for answers in son's cold case murder

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    Aug 2008

    Interesting and very sad 48 hours this weekend.
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