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SUV crashes into former lingerie store in Back Bay

Plus: Man accused of killing mother, police seek machete assault suspects

- By Flint McColgan flint.mccolgan@bostonhera­

We all know parking in Boston is ridiculous, but this is clearly not the solution.

Boston Firefighte­rs responded to Hadassah Way in the Back Bay Friday morning because an SUV had rammed itself through the window of a building that appears, in the photo provided by the department, to be the former location of the luxury lingerie brand La Perla.

“Companies responding to a car into a building at Hadassah Way in the Back Bay. There are no injuries to report. A building inspector will investigat­e the damage to the building,” the department tweeted at 9:38 a.m.

Elderly mother killings: 2 in 1 week

A Westboro man has been charged with killing his elderly mother, marking the second time such a charge has been leveled against someone in the wider Boston region in one week.

Daniel Uhlman, 53, was arraigned in Marlboro District Court Friday on charges of armed assault to murder a person over 60 and two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon on a person over 60 in connection with the death of his mother, Nancy Uhlman, 82, also of Westboro.

Marlboro Police responded to a Lakeside Avenue hotel shortly after 12:30 p.m. Thursday for “an apparent homicide,” according to the Middlesex District Attorney’s office. The investigat­ion, the office states, suggests that Daniel Uhlman got into an altercatio­n of some sort with his mother in the hotel’s parking lot and then struck her with his truck.

In an unrelated but very similar incident, April Monroe, 48, of Somerville, was arraigned in Somerville District Court Thursday on charges of strangulat­ion and assault and battery on a person over 60 causing serious bodily injury.

In that case, the husband of the alleged victim, Gail Gasperini, 73, of East Boston, called police to report that his wife had gone to visit her daughter in Somerville but had never returned home. Police went to the apartment and found Gasperini dead, and purportedl­y with injuries indicating assault.

Police seek machete assault suspects

The Boston Police department has released two security camera stills each for two suspects in a morning assault with a machete at the corner of Tremont Street and Temple Place in Downtown Boston on May 23.

The adult male victim suffered non-life-threatenin­g injuries following the attack. His suspected assailants are each described as black men, the first wearing at the time of the attack a gray trench coat, dark pants and white shoes while the second is described during the attack as having short hair, no shirt, and wearing white pants and dark-colored shoes.

Police ask that if anyone recognizes either person to call detectives at 617-343-4571 or to anonymousl­y provide informatio­n through the CrimeStopp­ers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).

NH man charged with threatenin­g to kill senator

Brian Landry, 66, of Franklin, N.H., is accused of calling and leaving a threatenin­g voicemail at a district field office of a senator on May 17, stating that he was a veteran sniper and was coming for the senator if the senator didn’t change.

Landry admitted to federal investigat­ors that he had called the senator’s office but did not recall exactly what he said, the U.S. attorney’s office said. It was not immediatel­y known if he is being represente­d by an attorney. Prosecutor­s did not reveal the senator’s identity.

Mom gets prison for death of 2-year-old daughter

A Massachuse­tts woman has pleaded guilty to manslaught­er and reckless endangerme­nt in connection with the 2019 death of her 2-year-old daughter, prosecutor­s said.

Shaniqua Leonard was sentenced Wednesday to up to four years in prison, six fewer than prosecutor­s asked for.

Leonard was not charged with causing the child’s injuries, but prosecutor­s said the mother failed to seek medical attention for her obviously distressed daughter in a timely manner.

Emergency personnel responding to the family’s home on Dec. 28, 2019, found 2-year-old Lyric Farrell unresponsi­ve, according to the Plymouth district attorney’s office. She was flown to Boston Children’s Hospital in critical condition, and died a few days later.

An autopsy determined that Lyric died from complicati­ons of a head injury.

“At the end of the day, this was about the conduct of Shaniqua Leonard, and her conduct led to the death of that poor little girl,” Plymouth District Attorney Timothy Cruz said.

 ?? COURTESY BOSTON PD ?? The Boston Police Department has released two images each of their suspects in a machete attack downtown on May 23.
COURTESY BOSTON PD The Boston Police Department has released two images each of their suspects in a machete attack downtown on May 23.
 ?? COURTESY BOSTON FIRE DEPARTMENT ?? An SUV crashed into a former luxury lingerie store in Back Bay Saturday morning.
COURTESY BOSTON FIRE DEPARTMENT An SUV crashed into a former luxury lingerie store in Back Bay Saturday morning.

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