Edwin Alemany was found guilty of first-degree murder of the 2013 kidnapping and murder of Amy Lord on Monday afternoon.
The defense attorney for Alemany conceded guilt on Friday in his closing statements, imploring a Suffolk County jury to consider a not guilty by reason of insanity verdict, but thejury didn't buy it.
Alemany, 30, stands guilty of first-degree murder, kidnapping, armed carjacking, arson and several counts of robbery. He was found not guilty of assault to rape.
Alemany attacked Lord on Dorchester Street as she headed to a gym at about 6 a.m. on July 23, 2013, dragging the 24-year-old Wilbraham resident back to her apartment where he continued to beat her before forcing her into her car to withdraw money from five ATMs.
At 8:40 that morning, Lord’s Jeep Cherokee was found set ablaze in Southie. A bicyclist found Lord’s body in the Stony Brook Reservation in Hyde Park later that evening.
His attorney, Jeffery Denner, petitioned the jury to acknowledge the admission of guilt and see these crimes as the behavior of a mentally ill man who had been in and out of psychiatric hospitals and has been on anti-psychotic medication for years.
“We have conceded guilt,” Denner told the jury on Friday, according to the Boston Globe. “[But] he’s sick. You know he’s sick.” He also faces charges of attempted murder, armed assault with intent to murder, assault and battery, and aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon for two additional attacks that occurred in Southie before and after Lord's July murder.
Alemany was initially ruled unfit for arraignment and was sent to Bridgewater State Hospital, where he is said to have told clinicians that he never feels a sense of guilt or remorse. He attempted suicide in his Suffolk County jail cell following his arrest in 2013 and on May 31, 2015.