For Immediate Release - May 23, 2016

Statement from Trial Court Chief Justice Paula M. Carey on the murder of Auburn Police Officer Ronald Tarentino, Jr. and the shooting of a Massachusetts State Trooper

We are profoundly saddened and distressed by the tragic murder of Auburn Police Officer Ronald Tarentino, Jr. and the shooting of a Massachusetts State Trooper. We express our deepest condolences to Officer Tarentino’s family.

Jorge Zambrano had both past and pending cases in the court system including serving a seven year State Prison sentence. We are carefully examining all of the circumstances regarding Jorge Zambrano's criminal history in order to determine whether additional systemic steps should have been taken in his case.