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. With Judge Carol Ball presiding, evidentiary hearings were held in Boston's Suffolk Superior Court on seven days in 2014: Aug. 25-27, Nov. 17-19, and Dec. 10.
Final oral arguments were presented on April 9, 2015. Judge Ball will issue her ruling by the end of May.