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.

On June 5, 2014, Judge Carol S. Ball held a preliminary hearing in Suffolk Superior Court to consider issues raised in the Ellis retrial motion submitted by Boston defense attorney Rosemary Scapicchio. Judge Ball called for an evidentiary hearing in August, and after three days of testimony (8/25-27), hearings were suspended until November 17, 18, and 19 to allow defense counsel time to review pertinent Boston Police Anti-Corruption Unit files released by prosecutors on 8/26/14.

In March 2013, Boston defense attorney Rosemary Scapicchio submitted a retrial motion on Ellis's behalf; in June 2014, at a preliminary hearing in Suffolk Superior Court, Judge Carol S. Ball ruled that an evidentiary hearing be held the week of August 25, 2014, to consider issues raised in the motion (Update: 8/25-27 sessions have concluded; hearing resumes Nov. 17-19, 7th floor, Suffolk Superior Court.)