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Chaz Burton

By adamg - 10/16/19 - 1:31 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court today overturned Abdullah Yasin's conviction for second-degree murder for Chaz Burton's 2016 death outside a Mattapan party, saying the trial judge in the case should not have allowed the case to go to a jury after she concluded Suffolk County prosecutors had failed to produce evidence that showed Yassin was responsible for Burton's death. Read more.

By adamg - 4/9/18 - 5:48 pm

A man whose second-degree murder conviction last week would have sent him away for life at a state prison will now spend just two and a half years in a county jail, a Suffolk Superior Court judge decided today. Read more.

By adamg - 3/27/18 - 9:24 am

A Suffolk Superior Court jury yesterday found Abdullah Yasin, 24, of Jamaica Plain, guilty of second-degree murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon for the 2016 stomping and shooting death of Chaz Burton at a River Street party, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 11/9/16 - 8:34 pm

Three people who got into an argument with Chaz Burton at a Mattapan party in March began punching him and when that wasn't enough, pulled wooden stakes out of the ground with which to beat him before one of them took out a gun and shot Burton in the stomach twice, Suffolk County prosecutors charge. Read more.

By adamg - 3/29/16 - 5:09 pm
Chaz Burton

Boston Police report the man shot to death early Sunday at 227 River St. in Mattapan was Chaz Burton, 26, of Lynn.

A second man, found stabbed at the scene, is expected to recover. Read more.

By adamg - 3/27/16 - 11:11 am

Boston Police report one man was fatally shot and another was stabbed in an incident around 2:10 a.m. at 227 River St. in Mattapan.

Both victims were in their 20s, police say, adding the shooting victim was pronounced dead at the scene while the stabbing victim was taken to Carney Hospital and is expected to survive.

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