For Immediate Release - January 18, 2013

Robert Upton Conviction

Cape & Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe announced today that a Barnstable County Superior Court jury yesterday convicted Robert Upton, 9/5/1964, of Ipswich, of First Degree Murder in the death of Aris Manoloules, 6/12/1962 formerly of Framingham, after an eight day trial.  Mr. Manoloules was found deceased, having been shot four times, on September 30, 2009 at his summer home located at 25 Ripple Cove Road Hyannis, Massachusetts, by Barnstable Police Officers. 

Mr. Upton’s conviction for First Degree Murder was under both theories of deliberate premeditation and felony murder.  Mr. Upton was also convicted of Aggravated Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon, a gun, and Armed Assault in a Dwelling.  Mr. Upton was sentenced today in Barnstable County Superior Court  by Judge Gary A. Nickerson to natural life with no chance of parole for the Murder; and 14-15 years to the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Cedar Junction, concurrent, for the Aggravated Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon; and life, concurrent, for the Armed Assault in a Dwelling. 

The case was investigated by members of the Barnstable Police Department and Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned to the Cape & Islands District Attorney’s Office.  The case was prosecuted by First Assistant District Attorney Brian S. Glenny and Assistant District Attorney Jennifer M. Bright.