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February 20, 2013

Parole revoked for killer

Doucette poses 'risk of violence,' board finds


Family members of Bufalino, some of whom still live on the North Shore, had also spoken out against parole for Doucette both in 2006 and again last March.

Elin Graydon, an assistant district attorney who argued against parole for Doucette during last year’s hearing, said Doucette has never accepted responsibility for what prosecutors believe was an “execution-style” murder, nor has he taken part in any meaningful drug or alcohol treatment while in custody.

“This defendant clearly poses a threat to public safety,” District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett said in a press release. “On multiple occasions, while out on bail or while on parole, Mr. Doucette has engaged in threats and serious acts of violence which call into question his ability to function in society.”

Doucette’s lawyer, Eitan Goldberg, expressed disappointment but not surprise at the decision, which comes nearly a year after Doucette’s parole hearing last March.

“We’re disappointed and will continue to pursue any other recourse available,” Goldberg said, including asking the board to reconsider its vote and appealing a Superior Court dismissal of his lawsuit alleging that there was no legal basis to revoke Doucette’s parole following the 2011 acquittal.

Courts reporter Julie Manganis can be reached at 978-338-2521, via email at or on Twitter @SNJulieManganis.

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