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. 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.

In March 2013 Boston defense attorney Rosemary Scapicchio submitted a retrial motion on Ellis's behalf. After a preliminary hearing in Boston's Suffolk Superior Court on June 5, 2014, evidentiary hearings were held on August 25-27, November 17-19, and December 10, 2014. Judge Carol S. Ball heard final arguments on April 9, 2015, and will rule on the motion in May 2015.