Jessica Leigh Campbell | Homicide Watch Boston news about Jessica Leigh Campbellen-usSat, 07 Mar 2015 17:15:31 -0500Mohamed Alfageeh serving 18 months for deaths of Jessica Campbell and John Lanzillotti<p>On Feb. 5, 2015, <a href="">Mohamed Alfageeh</a> of Allston began serving his 18-month sentence for the deaths of <a href="">Jessica L. Campbell</a> and <a href="">John J. Lanzillotti</a>. The sentence came after he pleaded guilty to two charges of vehicular homicide in 2014.</p> <p>Alfageeh was charged with two counts of motor vehicle homicide and one count of negligent operation of a motor vehicle after a crash on June 21, 2014 claimed the lives of both Campbell and Lanzilotti. He initially submitted an innocent plea but changed his plea in January of this year.<br /> <span id="more-2202"></span></p> <p>"Although the sentence may not fully meet the hopes of the victims' loved ones, or seem fair to those who seek the defendant's freedom," wrote Judge Carol S. Ball, in a sentencing memo, "it is, in my view, the most appropriate and just result."</p> <p>According to a press release from the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office in Aug. 2014, Alfageeh was driving westbound on Beacon St. when he drove through a red light, hitting another car in the intersection. The impact, reports say, caused Alfageeh’s Ford Explorer to spin and it skidded at an angle, striking Campbell, 27, and Lanzillotti, 28, where they stood together in the crosswalk. Reports say the Explorer hit two other parked cars before “coming to rest in an inverted position.” Lanzillotti was killed on scene. Campbell was rushed to the hospital but died from the injuries she sustained when hit.</p> <p>With the help of an Arabic interpreter, Alfageeh pleaded innocent to all three charges. According to Judge Ball, Alfageeh did not have any previous driving offenses or criminal record. He also was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the crash and fully cooperated with the police. His bail was set at $10,000 in cash and he was ordered to surrender his passport for the duration of the case. According to the Suffolk Superior Court, his bail was paid on the same day.</p> <p>During the pre-trial conference report, ADA Greg Henning met with Alfageeh’s attorney, John Seed. According to a report from that meeting, the case was deemed not likely to go to trial.</p> <p>Alfageeh will serve his sentence at the Suffolk County House of Corrections. He will serve 18 months in the house of corrections and will have three years of probation after being released. The court dismissed the charge of negligent operation of a motor vehicle when he submitted his guilty plea.</p> Jessica D. BolandrinaSat, 07 Mar 2015 17:15:31 -0500 Leigh CampbellJohn J. Lanzillotti Jr.Mohamed AlfageehAllston Man Pleads Innocent in Fatal Back Bay Crash<p>Nearly two months after a young couple was struck and killed while on a stroll in Back Bay, an Allston man has been arrested for his role in the incident.</p> <p><a href="" title="Mohamed Alfageeh">Mohamed Alfageeh</a>, 30, pleaded innocent Monday to two counts of motor vehicle homicide and one count of negligent operation of a vehicle. He surrendered himself on a warrant after receiving the indictment last week.</p> <p>On June 21, Alfageeh allegedly ran a red light and rammed his Ford Explorer into the car in front of him, setting into motion a chain of events that would ultimately claim the lives of <a href="" title="Jessica L. Campbell">Jessica L. Campbell</a>, 27, and <a href="" title="John J. Lanzillotti Jr.">John J. Lanzillotti</a>, 28, of Brookline. Prosecutors originally believed his wife to be the driver of the vehicle, but charges were never filed.</p> <p>Alfageeh is currently being held on $10,000 cash bail and has been ordered to surrender his passport for the duration of the case. He will return to court on Sept. 22, 2014.</p> <p>A press release from the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office below.<br /> <span id="more-1732"></span></p> <blockquote><p>Aug. 18, 2014</p> <p>$10k Bail in Back Bay Motor Vehicle Homicides</p> <p>(BOSTON) — The man whom prosecutors say was behind the wheel when his Ford Explorer struck and killed Jessica Campbell and John Lanzillotti was held on high bail at his arraignment in Suffolk Superior Court this morning, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.</p> <p>MOHAMED ALFAGEEH (D.O.B. 8/15/84), who surrendered himself on a warrant this morning after his indictment late last week, was held on the $10,000 cash bail requested by Assistant District Attorney Gregory Henning. He is charged with two counts of motor vehicle homicide and one count of negligent operation of a motor vehicle.</p> <p>Henning told the court that Campbell, 27, and Lanzillotti, 28, were together at the intersection of Beacon and Fairfield streets shortly after 9:00 p.m. on June 21. He said Alfageeh was traveling westbound on Beacon when the light at Fairfield turned red. Alfageeh allegedly continued through the red light, struck the front end of another vehicle in the intersection, spun through the intersection and came to rest on its roof after hitting two parked cars.</p> <p>Both Campbell and Lanzillotti were struck by the Explorer as it skidded through the crosswalk, suffering injuries that claimed both their lives.</p> <p>Boston Police detectives and crash reconstruction experts immediately began investigating the collision to determine the facts of the collision and the identity of the driver. In light of conflicting witness statements on that latter point, the case was presented to the Suffolk County Grand Jury, which has the power to compel testimony and subpoena medical records, surveillance footage, and other evidence. The grand jury returned its indictments Thursday.</p> <p>Alfageeh was ordered to surrender his passport while the case is pending. He will return to court on Sept. 22 for a pretrial conference with attorney John Seed. Katherine Moran is the DA’s assigned victim-witness advocate.</p></blockquote> <p>A copy of Alfageeh's indictment has been added below.</p> <script src=''></script> <script> DV.load('', { width: 500, height: 600, sidebar: false, text: true, pdf: true, container: '#DV-viewer-1280315-mohamed-alfageeh-indictment' }); </script> Kelsey LuingMon, 25 Aug 2014 19:00:51 -0400 Leigh CampbellJohn J. Lanzillotti Jr.Mohamed Alfageeh