Saturday, November 28, 2015

Bortner Was Owens Revenge

The Squires can lead the prayers:

"N.H. couple charged in gruesome Bridgewater death" by Travis Andersen Globe Staff  November 24, 2015

A Manchester, N.H., couple are facing charges of lying to homicide investigators in the case of a woman whose body was found burned beyond recognition near railroad tracks in Bridgewater earlier this month, officials said.

Julian Squires, 40, and his wife Shannon Squires, 39, were arraigned Monday in Brockton District Court on one count each of misleading a police investigation in the slaying of Ashley Bortner, 29, of New Jersey, the office of Plymouth District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz said.

No one has been charged with killing Bortner, who was found near Oak and Crapo streets on the night of Nov. 3. Bortner’s hands and feet were bound behind her back, and police believe she was killed somewhere else and then dumped and set ablaze at the tracks, a law enforcement official previously told the Globe....


"Dorchester man sought in death of woman found burned" by Astead W. Herndon Globe Staff  November 24, 2015

Hours after Dominic Owens was fatally shot on a Dorchester street, his family gathered around the bloodstains on the sidewalk where he died. His father, Fernando Owens, visibly agitated, paced around, making calls on his cellphone.

That night, the badly burned body of Ashley Bortner, her mouth gagged, her arms and hands tied behind her back, was found in Bridgewater.

On Tuesday, authorities issued an arrest warrant for Fernando Owens, 43, saying that he killed Bortner, 29, on Nov. 3 in retaliation for his 21-year-old son’s death earlier that day. Owens is still at large and is considered “armed and dangerous,” Plymouth District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz said.

Related: Plymouth DA's Office

Bortner had been gagged with her clothes, her face was wrapped in a towel, and an electrical cord was wrapped around her neck. Cruz said that a search of Owens’s apartment had produced an identical cord and a similar bath towel.

“We have used and utilized cutting-edge cellphone technology and good old-fashioned police work,” Cruz said at a news conference. “We have determined that Mr. Owens believed Miss Bortner had a hand in the shooting death of his son.”


Was part of my morning commute. That's why I posted it today.