Mass. judge delays hearing in Chicopee killing
Nov. 18, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Springfield judge has granted a request by prosecutors to delay considering if court documents may be unsealed in the case of a 22-year-old man charged with killing a Chicopee woman two years ago.
The Springfield Republican reports (http://bit.ly/I1B8DP) that Judge Patricia Poehler agreed to continue the hearing until Nov. 25 in the case of Dennis Rosa Roman of Springfield. Rosa Roman has pleaded not guilty to the stabbing death of 20-year-old Amanda Plasse.
The Republican has filed a motion to unseal the documents, including the arrest warrant and arrest affidavit detailing the reasons for Rosa Roman's Nov. 5 arrest. The impoundment was requested by the district attorney and Rosa Roman's former attorney.
The Plasse investigation drew controversy after a patrolman and a sergeant took cellphone photos at the crime scene and shared them with other officers.
Information from: The Springfield (Mass.) Republican, http://www.masslive.com/news/