Two Men Pleaded Guilty in Separate Murders

Special to the Times-Free Press

Two men pleaded guilty to second-degree murder last week on two separate murder cases in Suffolk Superior Court, District Attorney Kevin Hayden announced.

Raul Gutierrez-Rosales, 25, of Chelsea pleaded guilty on Friday to second-degree murder for the stabbing death of Carlos Ramos, 22, on September 3, 2019 in the area of West Eagle Street in East Boston. Rosales also pleaded guilty to witness intimidation. Judge Mary Ames sentenced Rosales to life with a possibility of parole after 15 years.

Assistant District Attorney David Bradley stated that on September 3, 2019, at approximately 11:20 p.m., Rosales had a brief argument with Ramos and then left in a distinctive white custom convertible Mustang. A short time later, Rosales returned to West Eagle Street with others in the same Mustang, and parked up the street from the scene of the incident. Rosales and the other individuals attacked Ramos, stabbing and kicking him multiple times before fleeing the scene, leaving Ramos in the middle of the street.

Ramos was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital and pronounced dead shortly after. Surveillance video captured part of the stabbing and Rosales’s distinctive car arriving and fleeing the area. Investigators tracked the Mustang to where Rosales’ lived and worked, and subsequently discovered Ramos’s DNA inside the car.

Marcus Ambrosio, 28, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and firearm offenses for the shooting death of Gregory Phillips, 25, on December 10, 2018 outside of 155 Savannah Avenue in Mattapan. Judge Mary Ames sentenced Ambrosio to life with the possibility of parole after 15 years.

Assistant District Attorney Craig Iannini said surveillance footage from Savannah Ave. showed two males, one of whom was later identified as Ambrosio, exit a van and walk in the direction of Phillips’s car. Ambrosio and the other male continued walking down Savannah Ave. until they were out of camera view. While out of view, Ambrosio and the other male fired multiple shots into Phillips’s car. After running back to their car, both Ambrosio and the other male drove by Phillips’s car and again fired multiple shots into his car.

In November 2019, Boston police were informed that Massachusetts State police recovered two firearms on the morning of December 13, 2018. The firearms were discovered lying on ice under the Fellsway Bridge in Somerville. Firearm analysis connected the firearms to the Phillips murder. Cell tower records from Ambrosio’s phone placed him in the area of Fellsway Bridge on the night of December 12, 2018.

Both Gutierrez-Rosales and Ambrosio were represented by Attorney John Geary.

“Although there is nothing we can do to bring back their loved ones, I hope that these defendants being held accountable will provide some sense of justice for the families involved. The evidence in both cases was overwhelming and I applaud the collaborative work between my office and the investigators involved, resulting in these convictions,” Hayden said.

All charged individuals are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Suffolk County District Attorney Kevin Hayden’s office serves the communities of Boston, Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop, Mass. The office handles over 20,000 cases a year. More than 160 attorneys in the office practice in nine district and municipal courts, Suffolk Superior Court, the Massachusetts Appeals Court, the Supreme Judicial Court, and the Boston Juvenile Courts. The office employs some 300 people and offers a wide range of services and programs to serve anyone who comes in contact with the criminal justice system. This office is committed to educating the public about the services we provide, our commitment to crime prevention, and our dedication to keeping the residents of Suffolk County safe.

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