Erin Downing wants to

Stop the parole of Edward O'Brien

Edward O'Brien killed Janet Downing in 1995. Now he may get parole. Help stop this!

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Amanda Abreu

This is the recent court ruling that's drudging up memories from two decades ago. Folks were forever changed by this experience. The peace…Read More

SJC decision could change state’s handling of juvenile offenders - The Boston Globe
This week’s Supreme Judicial Court decision opening the door to parole for teenagers convicted of murder will force a major examination of the way the state tries, sentences, and attempts to rehabilitate them, according to legal analysts. In its Tuesday decision, Massachusetts’ highest court called on the state to quickly create a “new,…Read More
Edward Hunt

Parts of this article illustrate the brutal and heinous nature of the murder committed by Edward O'Brien, and the amount of additional…Read More

The Downing Family's Fight to Keep a Convicted Murderer Behind Bars

Boston Magazine
The Downing Family’s Fight to Keep a Convicted Murderer Behind Bars Erin Downing and her family fear that changes in how Massachusetts handles juvenile murderers will let her mother’s killer out of prison. A 1995 file photo of Edward O’Brien on trial via Associated Press Erin Downing has been anxiously expecting a phone call from the state…Read More
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