Slain cop’s widow confronts man accused of killing man
Killed Massachusetts cop’s widow confronts man accused of killing her husband in an emotional, vulgar outburst.
The widow of a Massachusetts cop lashed out at the man accused of killing her husband in an emotional and vulgar outburst after a hearing on Thursday.
Emanuel Lopes, 21, pleaded not guilty to 11 charges, including two counts each of murder” in connection with the slaughter of Weymouth police officer Michael Chesna, 42, and Vera Adams, 77, on 15 July, the Boston Herald reported.
The officer’s widow, Cynthia Chesna, yelled at Lopes when he was out of the courtroom.
“You’re a piece of s – – -, – f—— motherf—–,” Cynthia Chesna shouted Lopes left. The widow began to sob after her eruption.
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“He is a bad person for what he has done to my husband,” Chesna told officers, who escorted her from the courtroom, The Boston Globe.
Lopes was accused of stealing his girlfriend’s car before leading officers on a high-speed chase on July 15. He crashed into a car and fled the wreck, police said. Chesna responded to the scene where a man reported to police that a rock “half the size of a football” came through his window, prosecutors said. The man also told the officers he saw Lopes holding the rock, Boston 25 News reported.
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When the officer drew his gun and commanded Lopes to stop, the suspect allegedly attacked Chesna with the rock and hit him in the head. Chesna fell to the ground where Lopes allegedly took the officer’s gun and shot him 8 times.
Lopes also allegedly shot Vera Adams, a bystander who was near the scene and standing on her house, authorities said. Lopes was later shot in the leg by the police.
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Larry Tipton, Lopes’ attorney, asked that he be released on cash bail on Thursday and will be held in a psychiatric institution.
“His mental health history is well documented,” Tipton told Judge Peter Krupp.
However, Judge Peter Krupp ordered Lopes held without bail.
Fox News’ Katherine Lamb, and the Associated Press contributed to this report.
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