For Immediate Release - March 17, 2011

Re: Commonwealth v. Robin Casali

The Supreme Judicial Court Affirms Conviction of Robin Casali for First Degree Murder

Cape & Islands District Attorney Michael O'Keefe announced today that the Supreme Judicial Court has affirmed 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) on June 5, 2006.
 
After a ten-day jury trial in the Barnstable Superior Court in May 2009, the defendant was convicted of First Degree Murder, Armed Assault with Intent to Murder and Robbery of a Person Over the Age of 60, and Armed Robbery. The Supreme Judicial Court rejected all of the defendant's claims of error, and affirmed the defendant's convictions.

Ms. Casali was sentenced to life without parole to MCI-Framingham. The case was investigated by Falmouth Police and State Police Detectives assigned to the Cape & Islands District Attorney's office. The case was tried by First Assistant District Attorney Brian S. Glenny and Assistant District Attorney Holly Harney. On appeal, the case was briefed and argued by Assistant District Attorney Julia K. Holler, Chief of Appeals.

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