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Rhode Island Criminal Defense Lawyer Matthew T. Marin Discusses a Recent Fatal Crash on WBZ News Radio Boston

Posted by Matthew Marin | Oct 01, 2010 | 0 Comments

Attorney Matthew Marin was recently interviewed by Ed Walsh of WBZ News Radio Boston regarding the fatal Providence car crash.

WBZ 1030 News Radio Morning Headlines: September 27th, 2010



WBZ 1030 Expert Discusses Deadly Crash of 14-Year Old Driver



Providence Journal

More charges for boy, 14, in fatal crash

01:00 AM EDT on Saturday, October 2, 2010

By Michael P. McKinney

Journal Staff Writer

PROVIDENCE — Additional charges have been filed against a 14-year-old boy who is accused of crashing a stolen van into a car on Route 10 last Saturday, killing a 9-year-old Cranston girl. The boy appeared in Family Court Friday for a probable-cause hearing.

He was charged Friday with breaking and entering, larceny and leaving the scene of an accident, according to spokespersons for the state judiciary and the attorney general's office.

The police have said that the boy was earlier charged with operating to endanger, serious injuries resulting; and operating to endanger, death resulting.

The boy is accused of stealing a van from the Nickerson House Community Center and leading police officers on a chase through Providence shortly after 3 p.m. last Saturday. The breaking-and-entering charge Friday was related to a break at the Nickerson House Community Center, and the larceny for allegedly taking the van.

The police have alleged that the stolen van sideswiped a car on Route 10 south and crossed over the median, colliding head-on with another car driven by Stephanie Flynn, 29. Flynn's daughter, Alexis Silva, was killed. Also in Flynn's Nissan Sentra was Flynn's 19-month-old daughter, who along with Flynn was injured, and a 13-year-old girl who was not a relative.

Friday's probable-cause hearing, held before Family Court Associate Justice Kathleen A. Voccola, has been continued to Nov. 12, according to judiciary spokesman Craig N. Berke. The public defender asked that an assessment be done of the boy, who will continue to be held at the Rhode Island Training School.

The boy's name was not released because he is a juvenile.

Alexis was a fourth grader at Chester W. Barrows School in Cranston. She was a cheerleader for the Edgewood Eagles, a local Pop Warner football organization.

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Matthew Marin

My name is Attorney Matthew Marin. I have dedicated my career to defending those charged with criminal offenses throughout Rhode Island. If you have been arrested or are under investigation for a criminal offense, we understand that are likely in an unfamiliar situation that can be extremely intimidating and even paralyzing. You may feel as if you do not know where to turn or who to ask for help. Fortunately, you have come to the right place to begin your search for answers and a successful resolution to your situation. We have extensive experience assisting thousands of clients facing drunk driving charges, domestic violence charges, and drug charges throughout Rhode Island.

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