For Immediate Release - July 19, 2016

Jamie T. Hempel Conviction

    Cape & Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe announced today that on July 15, 2016, after a three day trial, a Barnstable Superior Court jury found Jamie T. Hempel (DOB: 10/14/1971) guilty of Home Invasion, Assault with Intent to Murder, Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon, and three counts of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.

    Today, Judge Gary A. Nickerson sentenced Hempel to 20 to 22 years in state prison on the Home Invasion; concurrent probation on the Assault to Murder; 9 ½ -10 years state prison concurrent on the Assault and Battery Dangerous Weapon; five years probation from and after on one count of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon; and a fine on the remaining counts.    During the period of probation he is ordered to stay away from and have no contact with three victims.  Upon his release, he is ordered to undergo an evaluation for counseling for substance abuse and engage in treatment as appropriate, to be abstinent from drugs and alcohol, to undergo anger management, and to complete a mental health evaluation and engage in counseling as appropriate. 

    The charges stem from a domestic violence related incident that occurred on March 23, 2015, when the defendant forcibly entered a home in Orleans and assaulted the occupants with an ax, injuring one woman in the process. He was subdued and restrained by witnesses at the scene until the police could arrive and take him into custody.

    The case was investigated by the Orleans Police Department.

    The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Michael Donovan.