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.