For Immediate Release - December 18, 2009

Robert L. Upton, Jr. indicted

District Attorney Michael O'Keefe announced today that the Barnstable County Grand Jury indicted Robert L. Upton, Jr., D.O.B. 9/5/64, of 11 Bush Hill Road, Ipswich for:
               Armed Assault with intent to Rob or Murder
               Aggravated Assault & Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon
               Armed Assault in a Dwelling House
in the homicide of Aris Manoloules, D.O.B. 6/12/62, of 25 Ripple Cove Road, Hyannis and 1500 Worcester Road, Framingham. The deceased body of Aris Manoloules was discovered on September 29, 2009 during a well-being check by the Barnstable Police Department at 25 Ripple Cove Road, Hyannis. Christopher Manoloules, D.O.B. 12/13/91, 70 Flagg Road, Southborough, nephew of Aris Manoloules, was indicted for the same charges by the Barnstable County Grand Jury on December 11, 2009. Mr. Upton is the maternal uncle of Christopher Manoloules.

The case remains under investigation by Barnstable Police and State Police Detectives assigned to the Cape & Islands District Attorney's Office.