For Immediate Release - May 15, 2009

Announced the conviction of Robin Casali for the murder of Winifred Moniz

District Attorney Michael O'Keefe today announced the conviction of Robin Casali (dob: 2/06/66) of 105 John Parker Road, Falmouth, MA for the murder of Winifred Moniz (dob: 10/09/32) of 111 John Parker Road, Falmouth. Ms. Casali was convicted of First Degree Murder in the stabbing death of Winifred Moniz in Falmouth on June 5, 2006. Ms. Casali was also convicted of Armed Assault Intent to Murder and Rob a Person Over Age 60, and Armed Robbery. She was found not guilty of Home Invasion. The jury verdict came after ten (10) days of trial in Barnstable Superior Court.

District Attorney Michael O'Keefe stated that, "It is unfortunate that this defendant chose to blame someone else for the despicable act she committed. I hope this brings a measure of peace to the Moniz family."

Ms. Casali was sentenced to life without parole in prison at the MCI-Cedar Junction. The case was investigated by Falmouth Police and State Police Detectives assigned to the Cape & Islands District Attorney's office. First Assistant District Attorney Brian S. Glenny and Assistant District Attorney Holly Harney prosecuted the case.

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