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Statement from United States Attorney Rachael S. Rollins on First Circuit Opinion in U.S. v. Sampson

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts

“Today we say the names of Philip McCloskey, Jonathan Rizzo and Robert Whitney. Three lives that were stolen. Their memories will live on. This decision by the First Circuit definitively ends the legal process and Mr. Sampson remains a convicted serial murderer, sentenced to death. Court Opinions, however, don’t erase trauma and pain. Our office will continue to support these loving and supportive families in every way we can.” 

Updated February 22, 2022