For Immediate Release - October 28, 2011

Ovando S. Eghill Indictment

Cape & Islands District Attorney Michael O'Keefe and Tisbury Police Chief Daniel Hanavan announced today that a Dukes County Grand Jury returned indictments in the June 14, 2011 stabbing death of Michael M. Trusty, DOB: 11/23/1965.

Ovando S. Eghill, DOB: 11/19/1980 of 2 Assinnashmayak Street, Chilmark, was indicted on October 27, 2011, for Second Degree Murder and Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon in connection with the fatal stabbing that occurred on Spring Street in Tisbury.

Ovando S. Eghill was arraigned today at Dukes County Superior Court. He pled not guilty and Superior Court Judge Cornelius J. Moriarty ordered bail in the amount of $10,000 with GPS monitoring and other pretrial reporting conditions. Eghill is to appear in court on Monday, October 31, 2011.

The Case remains under investigation by Tisbury Police and the State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Cape & Islands District Attorney's Office.