Man granted new trial in death of Boston officer gets bail
May. 12, 2015
BOSTON (AP) — A man convicted of killing a Boston police detective in 1993 has been granted bail by the judge who ordered a new trial in his case.
Judge Carol Ball set bail for Sean Ellis at $50,000 on Tuesday and said he must wear a GPS monitoring device. Prosecutors objected, saying Ellis remains charged with first-degree murder.
The 40-year-old old Ellis was convicted at his third trial in 1995 of shooting Detective John Mulligan. Mulligan was shot five times in the face while he slept in his car while on a security detail. Ellis' first two trials ended in hung juries.
Last week Ball granted Ellis a fourth trial, saying authorities withheld information from his trial lawyer.
Prosecutors noted that there was nothing in the judge's decision that contradicted or undercut evidence that led to Ellis' conviction.