Gov. Patrick attends March on Washington
Gov. Deval Patrick was among those in Washington to honor the 50th anniversary of a civil rights march that included the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s "I Have A Dream" speech.
Saturday’s march from the Lincoln to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, was led by the Rev. Al Sharpton and King’s son, Martin Luther King III. They were joined by the parents of Trayvon Martin, and family members of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old Chicago boy killed in Mississippi in 1955.
Teacher pleads not guilty to sex with teen
A former health and sex education teacher at a Fitchburg charter school has been indicted on charges that she had sex with a 14-year-old male student.
Rachelle Gendron, 27, pleaded not guilty Friday in Worcester Superior Court to charges of rape and enticement of a child. She was released on $2,000 bail.
Prosecutor Cheryl Riddle said Gendron was 25 and 26 years old when she had sex with the teen who attended North Central Charter Essential School.
75-year old convicted
of murder-for-hire plot
A 75-year-old Boston man has been convicted of trying to have a prosecutor killed over a drunken driving sentence.
Pernell Powell was found guilty Friday in federal court of using interstate commerce facilities in the commission of a murder-for-hire.
Prosecutors said Powell offered his cellmate about $4,000 in 2011 to kill Worcester County prosecutor Daniel Bennett. The cellmate alerted the FBI and cooperated in the investigation.
Powell was sentenced last year to three to four years in the drunken driving case. He faces up to 10 years in the federal case when he is sentenced Dec. 6.