For Immediate Release - May 18, 2009

Nantucket Grand Jury returned indictments against Thomas E. Ryan in connection with the death of Scott M. Bernard

District Attorney Michael O'Keefe announced today that a Nantucket Grand Jury returned indictments against Thomas E. Ryan, (dob: 3/21/58), of Nantucket in connection with the death of Scott M. Bernard (dob: 9/22/63) of Nantucket on March 5, 2009. Thomas Ryan was indicted for First Degree Murder, Armed Robbery and Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon. The defendant will be arraigned in the near future.

The case remains under investigation by Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned to the District Attorney's office and the Nantucket Police Department.

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