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.

Hearings were held in Suffolk Superior Court Aug. 25-27, Nov. 17-19, and Dec. 10, 2014, to consider issues raised in the Ellis retrial motion submitted by Boston defense attorney Rosemary Scapicchio.

Once final transcripts are prepared (in January 2015), prosecutors and defense attorneys will have 30 days to submit final written arguments. Oral arguments will be presented on a date TBD by Judge Carol Ball, who will rule in spring.

In March 2013 Boston defense attorney Rosemary Scapicchio submitted a retrial motion on Ellis's behalf. Evidentiary hearings were held August 25-27, November 17-19, and December 10, 2014. After prosecutors and defense attorneys complete their final oral and written arguments, Judge Carol Ball will rule on whether a retrial is warranted.