For Immediate Release - October 02, 2009

Robert Upton arraigned and charged

Cape & Islands District Attorney Michael O'Keefe and Barnstable Police Chief Paul MacDonald announced today that Robert Upton, (dob: 9/5/64) of 11 Bushhill Road, Ipswich, was arraigned and charged with Murder and Attempted Armed Robbery in the death of his brother-in-law, Aris E. Manoloules. Also arrested and arraigned yesterday was Christopher Manoloules, age 17.

The deceased was found by the police after the brother of the deceased and father of Christopher Manoloules called to request a well-being check at the Ripple Cove Road house.

An autopsy was conducted at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Boston yesterday. The cause of death was determined to be multiple gunshot wounds to the head and torso.

Barnstable Police and State Police Detectives assigned to the Cape & Islands District Attorney's office conducted the investigation, aided by Crime Scene Services and Ballistics experts from the State Police.

The matter remains under investigation by the above agencies.

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