VIDEO: Prosecutor Says Family's Resilience Helped Close Dempsey Murder
Minutes after Craig Conkey was sentenced to life in prison for the previously unsolved 1992 murder of Lexington resident Kathleen Dempsey, Assistant District Attorney Michael Fabbri said he was humbled by her family's fortitude.
After convicted killer Craig Conkey left Middlesex Superior Court Tuesday shackled with his second life sentence, this one for the 1992 murder of Lexington resident Kathleen Dempsey, the prosecutor's only words were for the victim's family.
After years of investigation, it was new forensic techniques and the suspect's own words that helped close the cold case of the, but Michael Fabbri, an assistant district attorney in the Middlesex District Attorney's Office, said Dempsey's family helped bring her killer to justice.
“We were driven to stay with this case by the fortitude, the resilience, the sticktoitivness, if you will, by Evelyn Tobin, John, the entire family,” said Fabbri. “We thank them for keeping us on top of this, and we do hope that this does somehow today give a measure a closure, at least the beginning of healing.”
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- VIDEO: Convicted Killer Indicted for Decades Old Dempsey Murder
- Arraignment Set for Craig Conkey, the Convicted Killer Charged in Decades Old Dempsey Murder
- Conkey Pleads Not Guilty in Decades Old Dempsey Murder
- VIDEO: Dempsey's Family Reacts to Conkey's Arraignment, Plea
- Conkey Conference Not Expected to Happen Tomorrow
- Court: Conkey's Competent to Enter Guilty Plea
- Conkey Due Back in Court July 5, On Trial for Decades-Old Dempsey Murder
- Conkey's Court Date Moved Up, On Trial for 1992 Lexington Murder
- Conkey Pleads Guilty to Unsolved 1992 Lexington Murder
- VIDEO: Kathleen Dempsey's Mother Reacts to Conkey's Guilty Plea