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.
In March 2013, Boston defense attorney Rosemary Scapicchio submitted a retrial motion on Ellis's behalf; on June 5, 2014, Judge Carol S. Ball held a preliminary hearing in Suffolk Superior Court and ruled that an evidentiary hearing be held starting August 25, 2014, to delve more deeply into issues raised in the motion. (8/25-27 sessions now concluded; hearing resumes November 17-19, 7th floor, Suffolk Superior Court.)