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Press Release Fratantonio Indictment

Fratantonio Indictment
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  • Cape and Islands District Attorney's Office

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Michael O'Keefe, District Attorney

Cape and IslandsDistrict Attorney Michael O’Keefe announced today that a Barnstable County Grand Jury returned indictments today against Christopher S. Fratantonio DOB (11/28/80) for first degree murder and assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon in connection with the stabbing death of his wife Mary J. Fratantonio DOB (6/11/81).

These charges stem from an incident that occurred on February 28, 2017 at 1:50am when Barnstable Police received several 911 calls from various parties regarding a violent crime that had taken place at 89 Trout Brook Road in Cotuit where both parties lived.

When police arrived they observed Christopher S. Fratantonio at the house where he was arrested for the murder of his wife. Preliminary investigation revealed the cause of death as multiple sharp force trauma . Fratantonio is being held without bail at the Barnstable County Correctional Facility and will be arraigned in Barnstable Superior Court in the upcoming days.

The matter remains under investigation by Barnstable Police and State Police Detectives assigned to the District Attorney’s Office. The case is being prosecuted by First Assistant District Attorney Michael A. Trudeau and Assistant District Attorney Michael Patterson.


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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.