Saturday, September 10, 2016

Slaying of Boston Detective John J. Mulligan

Sept. 26, 1993 The 52-year-old Boston detective was shot in the face with a .25-caliber pistol while working a uniformed, paid detail at a Walgreens pharmacy on American Legion Highway in Roslindale Massachusetts in the early morning of Sept. 26, 1993.


evidence that Ellis at some point had the murder weapon and Mulligan’s service pistol, his first two trials ended in hung juries. Ellis was convicted of first-degree murder in the third trial.

The 52-year-old Boston detective was shot in the face with a .25-caliber pistol while working a uniformed, paid detail at a Walgreens pharmacy on American Legion Highway in Roslindale in the early morning of Sept. 26, 1993.

Mulligan was sitting in his rented sport utility vehicle in front of the store, apparently sleeping, when he was killed. His 9mm Glock service pistol was stolen; prosecutors said Ellis had wanted the gun as a trophy.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/05/05/man-convicted-murder-boston-detective-mulligan-gets-new-trial-lawyer-says/Yy9hzvtuge2VDcwVCeaUKO/story.html

The 52-year-old Boston detective was shot in the face with a .25-caliber pistol while working a uniformed, paid detail at a Walgreens pharmacy on American Legion Highway in Roslindale in the early morning of Sept. 26, 1993.

Mulligan was sitting in his rented sport utility vehicle in front of the store, apparently sleeping, when he was killed. His 9mm Glock service pistol was stolen; prosecutors said Ellis had wanted the gun as a trophy.