The high-profile trial of Edwin Alemany, accused of kidnaping and murdering 24-year-old Amy Lord on July 23, 2013, as she left her apartment for an early-morning workout, began May 20 and continues this week at Suffolk Superior Court.
In addition to first-degree murder, Alemany, 30, is accused of kidnapping, armed carjacking, two counts of armed robbery, two counts of armed robbery while masked, armed assault with intent to rape, stealing by confining, arson of a motor vehicle, and assault and battery, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office.
The Boston Globe reported May 20 that security cameras captured Lord’s last hours as she allegedly drove Alemany to five different banks, draining her account of funds that prosecutors say the suspect used to buy lottery tickets, a cellphone, and livery service to buy Corona beer after allegedly burning Lord’s car. He then dined on a pu-pu platter and cocktails at at a Dedham restaurant with his brother and friend, prosecutors said.
Lord’s unclad body was found on a path in Hyde Park’s Stony Brook Reservation with multiple stab wounds, authorities said.
Alemany allegedly attacked two other women who survived during a 20-hour period that included Lord’s murder. He was arrested after being treated, along with his alleged third and final victim, at Tufts Medical Center.
The defense has signaled it may use the insanity defense, according the Globe article.
In a August 2013 Boston Globe Magazine piece, Eric Moskowitz wrote:
By the time Edwin Alemany was 18, he already had a long, well-documented history of serious mental health issues that included hallucinations, severe depression, and a psychological disorder characterized by hostility and defiant behavior.
What to read about this case:
- The Boston Globe: Defendant’s illness delays testimony in Amy Lord case (May 27, 2015)
- The Boston Globe: Amy Lord’s mother weeps during testimony at Alemany murder trial (May 26, 2015)
- The Boston Globe: Earlier attack detailed in trial of Amy Lord’s accused killer (May 21, 2015)
- The Boston Globe: At trial, prosecutor describes final hours of Amy Lord’s life (May 20, 2015)
- The Boston Globe reports on a detective demoted for not arresting Alemany after he allegedly attacked a woman in 2012 and left her unconscious. The victim awoke holding his wallet that contained his Alemany’s ID card. (Jan. 3, 2015)
- The Boston Herald’s Peter Gelzinis’ column after the first trial day: ‘Silent witnesses’ tell desperate tale in Amy Lord slaying (May, 21, 2015)
- The Boston Globe: Edwin Alemany socialized after killing Amy Lord, prosecutor says (Dec. 11, 2013)
- The Boston Globe: The long spiral down of Edwin Alemany; From early childhood, Amy Lord’s accused killer gave many warning signs of uncontrolled mental illness (Aug. 11, 2013)
- The Boston Globe: Amy Lord remembered as role model, friend (July 30, 2013)