Justice for Sean Ellis

Sean K. Ellis is serving a sentence of life without parole for the 1993 murder of Boston Detective John Mulligan. He says he is innocent. This website tells his story.

A motion for a new trial was submitted for Ellis in 2013 by Boston defense attorney Rosemary Scapicchio, and evidentiary hearings were held in Suffolk Superior Court Aug. 25-27, Nov. 17-19, and Dec. 10, 2014, to consider issues raised in the motion.

Final oral arguments will be soon presented, on a date TBD by Judge Carol Ball, who is expected to rule in spring 2015.

In March 2013 Boston defense attorney Rosemary Scapicchio submitted a retrial motion on Ellis's behalf. Evidentiary hearings were held August 25-27, November 17-19, and December 10, 2014. Judge Carol Ball is expected to rule on the motion in spring 2015.