HANOVER, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts police officer who was shot and killed while investigating a car crash last weekend is being laid to rest. A funeral Mass for Weymouth Sgt. Michael Chesna will be held Friday morning at St. Mary of the Sacred Heart in Hanover, followed by a burial at Blue Hill Cemetery in Braintree. Chesna was killed Sunday by a man who police say threw a rock at the officer and then repeatedly shot him with his own weapon. The suspect also is charged with killing an innocent bystander.
CHICOPEE, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts police chief has been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident. The Chicopee Police Department says Chief William Jebb crashed at about 10:30 p.m. near an interstate off-ramp in the city. Jebb, who was alert and conscious, was stabilized at the scene and taken to the hospital. Officer Michael Wilk posted on Facebook on Friday that Jebb remains in the hospital in stable condition and was "his old self."
SALEM, Mass. (AP) - A New Hampshire man authorities allege tried to flee to Mexico after strangling his ex-fiancee in her Massachusetts home has been held without bail. Brian Chevalier, of Merrimack, New Hampshire, spoke only to say "not guilty" to a first-degree murder charge at his arraignment Thursday in Salem Superior Court. His attorney did not comment. Prosecutors say the 52-year-old Chevalier killed Wendi Rose Davidson in her North Andover home in April.
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts man who raped two 14-year-old girls will spend at least five years in prison. Andres Peguero, of Lowell, was sentenced Thursday to five to seven years behind bars after pleading guilty to multiple counts of forcible child rape and supplying alcohol to minors. The Lowell Sun reports that prosecutors say the 21-year-old Peguero and another man plied the girls with alcohol and violently raped them in 2015. Both men were 18 at the time.
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