Assistant Attorney General Paul McLaughlin was a dedicated prosecutor who believed that he could help urban communities, through removing career criminals from the city's streets. Paul was ramping up a trial for a violent carjacking, where there was significant witness intimidation. Unbeknownst to Paul, a local gangbanger was stocking him, he had a gang member follow Paul McLaughlin from the court house to the commuter rail line in West Roxbury, this junior gang member got McLaughlin's plate number and vehicle information. The next day career criminal Jeffery Bly, lied in wait for McLaughlin, as he departed the train and walked to his vehicle, he was shot to death, entering his car. Police didn't have to look too far for suspects, Jeffery Bly's was scheduled to begin his trial for carjacking the next day; Paul was the lead prosecutor on Bly's case. Bly left clothing and other items at the crime scene, DNA was matched to Bly and he is serving a life sentence.
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