Court Cancels Hearing for Defendants in Officer Maguire Case
A pre-trial hearing was scheduled for today, but was not held in Middlesex Superior Court this afternoon.
Three men charged in connection with the fatal shooting of Woburn Police Officer Jack Maguire were scheduled to be back in Middlesex Superior Court this afternoon for a pre-trial hearing.
However, none of the attorneys for the defendants filed any motions and the hearing was cancelled.
Arthur Cinelli, 50, of Newburyport, Scott Hanright, 19, of Wakefield and Kevin Dingwell, 41, of Wakefield were indicted on a series of charges related to the shooting death of Officer Maguire on Dec. 26 in superior court in April. All three men pleaded not guilty in court April 6.
Lawyers for the trio have been in court several times since April, but proceedings were delayed by Cinelli requesting a new attorney. Stephen Weymouth, a Boston lawyer, was appointed Cinelli's new attorney and was present at the Aug. 1 court date.
According to Assistant District Attorney Marian Ryan, several dates were set for the pretrial process in the fall and winter, including dates in October, November and December.
Arthur Cinelli, the brother of accused killer Dominic Cinelli, who authorities say shot and killed Officer Maguire while the patrolman was responding to an armed robbery call, was arraigned on charges of conspiracy to commit masked armed robbery and accessory before the fact to masked armed robbery. He was also arraigned on Aug. 1 for charges related to a November robbery authorities say he commited with his brother in Stoneham.
Hanright and Dingwell were previously arraigned in Woburn District Court last year in connection with the case. Hanright was charged with murder, masked armed robbery (4 counts), armed assault with intent to rob (4 counts), stealing by confining (4 counts), assault and battery with a dangerous weapon on a person over the age of 60, assault and battery on a police officer, assault and battery, assault with a dangerous weapon (2 counts), possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building, and conspiracy to commit masked armed robbery.
Dingwell was indicted on accessory after the fact to robbery (4 counts), and willfully misleading a police officer (2 counts).
Dominic Cinelli was shot and killed during the police response to the armed robbery.