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Press Release Denzel Chisholm Press Release

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  • Cape and Islands District Attorney's Office

Media Contact for Denzel Chisholm Press Release

Michael Trudeau, First Assistant District Attorney

Cape & Islands — District Attorney Michael O’Keefe announced today that on October 17, 2017 a Barnstable County jury found Denzel Chisholm (DOB 7-19-90) guilty of assault and battery on a corrections officer.

Judge Robert C. Rufo sentenced Chisholm to 8 years to 8 years and one day state prison to be served from and after the 28 ½ year federal prison sentence Chisholm is currently serving for his role in the Nauti-Block drug ring.

The charges stem from an incident that occurred on June 16, 2016 at the Barnstable House of Correction while Chisholm was being held both on murder charges in relation to the death of Christine Ferreira, and federal drug charges. During a routine check of the pod, Chisholm attacked the corrections officer, punching him in the face numerous times.

The case was investigated by the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Department and the Massachusetts State Police. case was prosecuted by Chief District Court Prosecutor Daniel Higgins, specially assigned to the Superior Court for this case.



Media Contact for Denzel Chisholm Press Release

Cape and Islands District Attorney's Office 

The District Attorney for the Cape & Islands District represents the Commonwealth in the prosecution of all criminal offenses that occur within the Jurisdiction.  The District Attorney for the Cape & Islands District also has civil jurisdiction in narrowly defined areas, most notably the forfeiture of drug proceeds under General Laws, Chapter 94C.  Cases are prosecuted at all levels of the state judicial system including the Supreme Judicial Court, the Appeals Court, and the Trial Court Departments of the Superior, District, and Juvenile courts.