3rd trial in 1969 Tewksbury slaying to start - Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston

3rd trial in 1969 Tewksbury slaying to start

Posted: Updated:

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — The trial of the third defendant in the 1969 slaying of a 15-year-old Tewksbury boy is scheduled to start.

The Sun (http://bit.ly/18zPrVm ) reports that opening statements in the murder trial of 61-year-old Walter Shelley are expected to begin Tuesday in Lowell Superior Court.

Prosecutors say Shelley was one of three men, all teenagers at the time, who kidnapped, beat and then bound John McCabe in September 1969 after a dance. His dead body was found in an empty lot in Lowell.

Prosecutors say the defendants wanted to teach McCabe a lesson for flirting with Shelley's girlfriend.

Shelley has denied the charge.

One of the other men was acquitted of murder, while the second pleaded guilty to manslaughter in exchange for no jail time and cooperation with authorities.

___

Information from: The (Lowell, Mass.) Sun, http://www.lowellsun.com

Powered by WorldNow

25 FOX Drive
Dedham, MA 02026

Phone (781) 467-2525

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices