Saturday, July 23, 2011
Ordered held without bail pending Aug. 26 court appearance.
Michael Ferreira, 57, of Salem, NH, the youngest of the three men charged in connection with the 1969 murder of Johnny McCabe, was arraigned Friday in Lowell District Court on one count of first degree murder. According to a spokesperson for Middlesex County District Attorney Gerald Leone, Judge Thomas Brennan ordered the defendant held without bail. Ferriera, who was 15 at the time of the killing, was previously charged with murder in Juvenile Court, but was moved to District Court last week following a judge’s ruling. Ferreira had also been indicted on May 26 on one count of perjury for allegedly lying to the Grand Jury in 2008 regarding McCabe's death. He had been being held on $500,000 cash bail in that case. An arraignment date in …
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Here are the stories and the people who have been making news this week.
Here are the Top 5 Stories for the Tewksbury Patch for the Week of June 12-18. 5. Arcari and Connolly help North win Shriners All-Star Game. 4. Judge to decide if Michael Ferriera should be tried as an adult for the murder of Johnny McCabe. 3. Bruins win Stanley Cup; Tewksbury Residents show team spirit. 2. Police chase suspects through swamp; two men face charges. 1. Rescued dogs making a remarkable recovery. Some are ready for adoption.
Monday, April 25, 2011
Michael Ferreira faces charges related to the 1969 murder of Johnny McCabe. Reactions of Salem residents ranged from fear to indifference.
In 1999, Michael Ferreira moved to Salem, NH. Last week he returned to Massachusetts to defend himself against the charge of murdering a Tewksbury boy over 40 years ago, and reactions to the news in his adopted hometown have been varied. For many people living and working in Salem, a town of approximately 30,000 people just over the Massachusetts border on I-93, have largely either been too busy with their daily lives to have heard the news that an alleged murderer was living in their midst or were too busy to think much about it. “It’s just kind of a pointless question to ask because nobody obviously knew that he had committed a murder,” said Kim LaFrance, who works at Barnes and Noble on Route 28. “Murder is obviously a big deal, and it’…