Sunday, February 24, 2013
Check out some of the top stories on Winchester Patch this week.
Here is a look at some of the top stories on Winchester Patch this week: State Police Investigators to Revisit Unsolved Winchester Murder: State Police investigators will be revisiting an unsolved murder of a Winchester woman that took place more than 10 years ago, according to the MyFoxBoston website. Winchester's $400K Snow Budget Nearly Gone: Find out how much money remains in the Winchester DPW snow removal budget. Winchester Public Library Launches New Website: Winchester Public Library launched its new website this week. Readers Pleased With Winchester's Plowing Efforts During the Blizzard: Several readers complimented the Winchester Department of Public Works and the job they did clearing snow-covered roads during the blizzard.
Friday, February 22, 2013
State Police investigators will be revisiting an unsolved murder of a Winchester woman that took place more than 10 years ago, according to the MyFoxBoston website.
State Police investigators will be revisiting an unsolved murder of a Winchester woman, according to the MyFoxBoston website. Susann Wyler, 59, was found dead by her son in the breezeway between her house and garage more than 10 years ago, according to the MyFoxBoston report. Susan sustained massive injuries to her head, according to the report. State Police investigators will likely investigate further into the relationship between Susann Wyler and her husband Geoffrey Wyler, according to the report. "At the time of the murder, Wyler and her husband were separated in what was shaping up to be a bitter divorce," reads the report. "Both had taken out restraining orders against each other. FOX 25 reported Susann Wyler feared her husband and …
Friday, May 20, 2011
The Stone family would like to have the park named in honor of Charlotte Mortimer, Finn Mortimer, Laura Stone Mortimer and Ragna Stone.
While the playground at Ginn Field lacks a name, most residents refer to it as Ginn Playground because of how close it is to the field. The Beginn Again Foundation, which is trying to restore the park, was approached by the Stone family to name the playground after the deceased Stone-Mortimer family members. The four family members – Charlotte Mortimer, Finn Mortimer, Laura Stone Mortimer and Ragna Stone – were murdered in June 2010. Thomas Mortimer, IV, is awaiting trial for the crimes. According to Mary Ellen Rourke-Falvey, project chair, the family will contribute $80,000 to the restoration fund for the naming rights, which is approximately 1/3 of the total cost to renovate the park. Rourke-Falvey said that amount would allow the …
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Defense attorney, Denise Regan, tried to dismiss a motion that would require Mortimer to submit a DNA sample to the court.
The defense attorney of Thomas Mortimer, IV, Denise Regan tried to have a buccal swab for Mortimer dismissed. The swab would collect cheek cells from inside Mortimer’s mouth. Regan said that Mortimer does not need a swab because District Attorney, Adrienne Lynch, has not done enough to show how having Mortimer’s DNA would lead to a guilty verdict. “The DNA sample that you would obtain would violate his most personal rights ,” Regan said. Mortimer is on trial for murdering his wife, 41-year-old Laura Stone Mortimer, her two children, 2-year-old Charlotte Mortimer and 4-year-old Thomas Mortimer V, and Laura's mother, 64-year-old Ragna Ellen Stone, change. According to Lynch, this trial will be difficult from a DNA standpoint because all four…
Thursday, April 14, 2011
The Mortimer pre-trial conference will be postponed for at least another week.
Thomas Mortimer, IV, was due back in court on Thursday for a pre-trial conference, but according to Jessica Pastore in the District Attorney’s office, that date was pushed back until at least next week. Mortimer’s defense attorney, Denise Regan, requested the date change because Mortimer was ill and was unable to make it to the courthouse. The hearing was originally scheduled for March 9, but Regan requested the date be moved to Thursday, April 14. Mortimer hasn’t been in court since a Dec. 22 hearing to resolve his financial situation. Mortimer's financial history came into question during a hearing on Sep. 9 when Judge Julia Kern learned that Mortimer had more than the $2,000 he had previously told the court. Judge Kern found out that …