Still Missing MA - Ana Walshe, 39, allegedly left home, may have been dismembered, Cohasset, Jan 2023 *husband indicted* #4

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Case # 2382CR00091 Commonwealth vs. Walshe, Brian Reza

The 5/1 Pre-Trial was rescheduled:

05/01/2024 02:00 PM Criminal 1 DED-2nd FL, CR Main (SC) Pre-Trial Hearing Cannone, Hon. Beverly J Rescheduled

06/21/2024 02:00 PM Criminal 1 DED-2nd FL, CR Main (SC) Pre-Trial Hearing Cannone, Hon. Beverly J


Thanks a bunch! My eye sight is not that great either - had to double the size of that tweet! LOL! :)
 
I can't help but wonder if the delay is in any way related to Michael Proctor. He was the lead investigator (or one of the leads). And he's also under investigation for his conduct in the Karen Read case. That may need to be resolved one way or the other before they can decide how to move forward.
 
Just learned that Trooper Proctor was/is the lead investigator in this Brian Walshe case (murdered/dismembered his wife Ana) in their Cohasset, MA home.

After hearing his testimony today, I'm appalled that Proctor's not been suspended during the IA investigation and/or federal probe. What's up with that and why is he leading the investigation of Ana's killer?

6/10/24:

 
Just learned that Trooper Proctor was/is the lead investigator in this Brian Walshe case (murdered/dismembered his wife Ana) in their Cohasset, MA home.

After hearing his testimony today, I'm appalled that Proctor's not been suspended during the IA investigation and/or federal probe. What's up with that and why is he leading the investigation of Ana's killer?

6/10/24:

Booo, he is terrible
 
Just learned that Trooper Proctor was/is the lead investigator in this Brian Walshe case (murdered/dismembered his wife Ana) in their Cohasset, MA home.

After hearing his testimony today, I'm appalled that Proctor's not been suspended during the IA investigation and/or federal probe. What's up with that and why is he leading the investigation of Ana's killer?

6/10/24:


As an aside Proctor is also lead investigator on another notable pending case - Lindsay Clancy and the murder of her children.
 
ANALYSIS: Experts say that Mass. State Police Trooper Michael Proctor’s vulgar text messages about Karen Read could impact his credibility in other trials as well, including the Walshe murder case.


 
JUN 11, 2024
[...]

Former Massachusetts State Trooper Todd McGhee explained Tuesday that the bombshell testimony could taint other cases, too, saying it was possible the situation could potentially put Proctor at risk for being included on what's called a Brady list, referring to a Supreme Court case.

[...]

"Once that officer has been deemed as compromised, their integrity has been compromised, their name ends up on the list," McGhee said. "Once your name was on the Brady list, anytime you testify in a court of law, the opposing attorney is going to challenge your veracity.

"Effectively, you are of no real use in the court of law based on any investigative work you’ve conducted," McGhee continued.

Proctor, who works out of the Norfolk District Attorney's Office, is also the designated case officer for the Brian Walshe murder case.

[...]
 
The unprofessional conduct Massachusetts State Police Trooper Michael Proctor has admitted to on the stand in the Karen Read murder trial is now set to impact another high-profile homicide case he's connected to.

The attorney representing Brian Walshe — the Cohasset man accused of killing his wife, Ana, in early 2023 — has told NBC10 Boston he plans to file a motion over possible questionable conduct that names Proctor.

...


Updated 9 mins ago​

 
JUN 11, 2024
[...]

Former Massachusetts State Trooper Todd McGhee explained Tuesday that the bombshell testimony could taint other cases, too, saying it was possible the situation could potentially put Proctor at risk for being included on what's called a Brady list, referring to a Supreme Court case.

[...]

"Once that officer has been deemed as compromised, their integrity has been compromised, their name ends up on the list," McGhee said. "Once your name was on the Brady list, anytime you testify in a court of law, the opposing attorney is going to challenge your veracity.

"Effectively, you are of no real use in the court of law based on any investigative work you’ve conducted," McGhee continued.

Proctor, who works out of the Norfolk District Attorney's Office, is also the designated case officer for the Brian Walshe murder case.

[...]

I'd say Trooper Proctor's "Brady Letter" is way over due. JMO
 
Friday, June 21st:
*Pretrial Conference/Motions Hearing (@ 2pm ET) - MA - Ana Walshe (39) was last seen at her home in Cohasset shortly after midnight on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, 2023, Cohasset according to her husband. She was reported missing Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023 from her employer in Washington D.C. - *Brian R. Walshe (47/now 49) arrested (1/8/23), charged & arraigned (1/9/23) with intimidation/misleading police during the investigation into his wife's disappearance. Bond $5M Surety/$500K Cash. Plead not guilty.
*Re-Charged (1/17/23) & arraigned (1/18/23) with murder, assault to beat Ana with intent to murder & improper transport of body. Plead not guilty. Held without bond pending indictment.
*Indicted (3/30/23), re-charged & arraigned (4/27/23) with 1st degree murder, for misleading a police investigation/obstruction of justice & for the improper conveyance of a human body. Plead not guilty. Held without Bond.
Judge Beverly Cannone. Norfolk County Asst. DA Greg Connor. Defense attorney Larry Tipton, public defender.
Case & court info from 1/6/23 thru 2/13/24 reference post #692 here:
https://www.websleuths.com/forums/t...ideshare-to-airport-cohasset-4.658134/page-35

3/4/24 Update: At the status conference at Norfolk Superior Court lawyers for the two sides established that Walshe's new, court-appointed lawyer public defender Larry Tipton, more time to get up to speed on evidence in the case based on a DNA sample that had to undergo “destructive testing” — meaning there was not enough of that sample for the prosecution & defense to conduct independent analyses. The continuation will allow both sides an opportunity to come to an agreement on the destructive testing once Walshe’s attorney has had time to review the evidence. The next date in the case was set for 5/1/24. Walshe's appearance was waived for Monday's hearing & while he had been due to appear virtually, he wasn't on the Zoom call. The hearing came less than two weeks after Walshe was sentenced by a federal judge for a years-long art fraud scheme that he pleaded guilty to before the alleged murder of his wife. On Feb. 20, U.S. District Judge William G. Young sentenced Walshe to three years & a month in prison — which would run concurrent to any state-imposed sentence should Walshe be convicted in his upcoming murder trial. But also Monday, his lawyer, Tracy Miner in that case filed an appeal to the sentence on 3/4/24.
5/1/24 Update: Pretrial hearing was rescheduled on 6/21/24 @ 2pm.
6/13/24 Update: The attorney representing Brian Walshe has told NBC10 Boston he plans to file a motion over possible questionable conduct that names Massachusetts State Police Trooper Michael Proctor. Walshe's defense attorney, Larry Tipton said he has not yet concluded there is any investigator bias involving his client, but what he’s heard in the Read case has raised his suspicions. His motion will name Proctor, Tipton said, as well as any other investigator implicated in the Read case. While Proctor investigated Ana Walshe's murder with a number of other law enforcement officers, he was the designated case officer in the case, which involved a massive search for the missing 39-year-old Cohasset mom of three. Ultimately, her husband, Brian, was charged with murdering her, dismembering her body & discarding it in the trash. He has pleaded not guilty. Proctor said his comments about Read were "unprofessional & regrettable," but said they "have zero impact on the facts & the evidence & the integrity of this investigation."
 
Case # 2382CR00091 Commonwealth vs. Walshe, Brian Reza

DOCKET INFORMATION:
06/18/2024 Attorney appearance On this date Kelli Lea Porges, Esq. added for Defendant Brian Reza Walshe

06/18/2024 Defendant 's Motion to Waive Appearance filed and ALLOWED. Cannone, RAJ. (Parties notified via email). 14

06/20/2024 Event Result:: Pre-Trial Hearing scheduled on: 06/21/2024 02:00 PM
Has been: Rescheduled For the following reason: Joint request of parties
Hon. Beverly J Cannone, Presiding

EVENTS:
06/24/2024 02:00 PM Criminal 1 DED-2nd FL, CR Main (SC) Pre-Trial Hearing


@Niner
 
Case # 2382CR00091 Commonwealth vs. Walshe, Brian Reza

DOCKET INFORMATION:
06/18/2024 Attorney appearance On this date Kelli Lea Porges, Esq. added for Defendant Brian Reza Walshe

06/18/2024 Defendant 's Motion to Waive Appearance filed and ALLOWED. Cannone, RAJ. (Parties notified via email). 14

06/20/2024 Event Result:: Pre-Trial Hearing scheduled on: 06/21/2024 02:00 PM
Has been: Rescheduled For the following reason: Joint request of parties
Hon. Beverly J Cannone, Presiding

EVENTS:
06/24/2024 02:00 PM Criminal 1 DED-2nd FL, CR Main (SC) Pre-Trial Hearing


@Niner
Oh, no-- the same judge as KR too.
 
Monday, June 24th:
*Pretrial Conference Hearing (@ 2pm ET) - MA - Ana Walshe (39) was last seen at her home in Cohasset shortly after midnight on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, 2023, Cohasset according to her husband. She was reported missing Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023 from her employer in Washington D.C. - *Brian Reza Walshe (47/now 49) arrested (1/8/23), charged & arraigned (1/9/23) with intimidation/misleading police during the investigation into his wife's disappearance. Bond $5M Surety/$500K Cash. Plead not guilty.
*Re-Charged (1/17/23) & arraigned (1/18/23) with murder, assault to beat Ana with intent to murder & improper transport of body. Plead not guilty. Held without bond pending indictment.
*Indicted (3/30/23), re-charged & arraigned (4/27/23) with 1st degree murder, for misleading a police investigation/obstruction of justice & for the improper conveyance of a human body. Plead not guilty. Held without Bond. Norfolk Superior Court
Judge Beverly J. Cannone. Norfolk County Asst. DA Greg Connor. Defense attorney Larry Tipton, public defender.
Case & court info from 1/6/23 thru 5/1/24 reference post #712 here:
https://www.websleuths.com/forums/t...ideshare-to-airport-cohasset-4.658134/page-36

6/13/24 Update: The attorney representing Brian Walshe has told NBC10 Boston he plans to file a motion over possible questionable conduct that names Massachusetts State Police Trooper Michael Proctor. Walshe's defense attorney, Larry Tipton said he has not yet concluded there is any investigator bias involving his client, but what he’s heard in the Read case has raised his suspicions. His motion will name Proctor, Tipton said, as well as any other investigator implicated in the Read case. While Proctor investigated Ana Walshe's murder with a number of other law enforcement officers, he was the designated case officer in the case, which involved a massive search for the missing 39-year-old Cohasset mom of three. Ultimately, her husband, Brian, was charged with murdering her, dismembering her body & discarding it in the trash. He has pleaded not guilty. Proctor said his comments about Read were "unprofessional & regrettable," but said they "have zero impact on the facts & the evidence & the integrity of this investigation." Next pretrial hearing on 6/21/24 @ 2pm.
6/18/24 Docket update: Attorney appearance on this date Kelli Lea Porges, Esq. added for defendant Walshe. Defendant's Motion to Waive appearance filed & ALLOWED. Judge Beverly J. Cannone. Parties notified via email.
6/20/24 Update: Pretrial hearing on 6/21/24 was rescheduled for the following reason: joint request of parties. Next pretrial hearing on 6/24/24 @ 2pm.
 
JUN 24, 2024
Brian Walshe, a Cohasset, Massachusetts, man accused of murdering his wife, Ana Walshe, and dismembering her body, is scheduled to return to court Monday.

He is scheduled to appear in Norfolk Superior Court for a pre-trial hearing.

Ana’s body has never been found.

Brian Walshe is scheduled to appear before a judge in Norfolk Superior Court in Dedham on Monday afternoon.
 
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The court ended up setting Oct. 2 as the next hearing date for evidentiary motions. Walshe is expected to attend that hearing.




Updated 18 mins ago​



During Monday's hearing, Commonwealth prosecutors offered an update on the discovery process that is still ongoing.

Norfolk County Assistant District Attorney Greg Connor told the court that he's received all the crime lab materials, and plans to file a notice of discovery, with the exception of the state DNA lab testing. He said the DNA lab expects to finish testing on their items at the end of this month, and he will file another notice of discovery afterwards.

Bode, a private crime lab in Virginia, has items that are exhaustive, Connor said, adding that "decisions may need to be made" about an expert perhaps being sent there or possibly a waiver.

A spokesperson for the Norfolk District Attorney's Office that the term "exhaustive" essentially means that there is such a small amount of the sample, that there will only be one opportunity to test it. In these cases, the testing must be done jointly by the state and defense.

Defense attorney Larry Tipton said that given the amount of discovery to sift through, setting a trial date wouldn't be a good idea at this point.
 
The court ended up setting Oct. 2 as the next hearing date for evidentiary motions. Walshe is expected to attend that hearing.




Updated 18 mins ago​



During Monday's hearing, Commonwealth prosecutors offered an update on the discovery process that is still ongoing.

Norfolk County Assistant District Attorney Greg Connor told the court that he's received all the crime lab materials, and plans to file a notice of discovery, with the exception of the state DNA lab testing. He said the DNA lab expects to finish testing on their items at the end of this month, and he will file another notice of discovery afterwards.

Bode, a private crime lab in Virginia, has items that are exhaustive, Connor said, adding that "decisions may need to be made" about an expert perhaps being sent there or possibly a waiver.

A spokesperson for the Norfolk District Attorney's Office that the term "exhaustive" essentially means that there is such a small amount of the sample, that there will only be one opportunity to test it. In these cases, the testing must be done jointly by the state and defense.

Defense attorney Larry Tipton said that given the amount of discovery to sift through, setting a trial date wouldn't be a good idea at this point.
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