John Devine indicted in Marblehead slaying

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John Devine indicted in Marblehead slaying

John Devine indicted in Marblehead slaying

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John Devine during his prosecution in Lynn District Court in Dec on murder charges.

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 4, 2015 10:20 pm

John Devine indicted in Marblehead slaying


Salem News

MARBLEHEAD — A male arrested in Dec on charges that he killed his partner in her Marblehead home has now been indicted on a assign of first-degree murder. 

John Devine, 28, had been vital on and off with Tanya Nichols, a 51-year-old former ballet dancer and jeweler in a Sparhawk Terrace home before a slaying. 

A housemate of a two, who was in a routine of relocating out given he could no longer cope with a couple’s fighting, found Nichols’ physique on her bedroom building on Dec. 21, military say. 

Investigators have pronounced they trust Nichols was beaten to genocide with possibly a square of seat or a list lamp. 

The complaint was handed adult Wednesday afternoon by an Essex County grand jury.

Devine has been hold but bail given his detain both in a murder and for violating his terms of recover in an progressing occurrence in Nov in that he allegedly threatened to kill Nichols. 

Family members of Nichols contend a former Boston Ballet dancer had been going by a formidable duration in her life after a genocide of her mother, with whom she ran a valuables business after her dancing career ended.

Her sister told reporters in Dec that Nichols was waste and might have favourite a courtesy of a male scarcely half her age.

But justice annals showed that Devine had been concerned in a series of before run-ins with a law, many of them alcohol-related, and had been convicted of holding a dagger to a throat of a lady in Lynn in 2010. Last summer, he had taken Nichols’ automobile and used it as material to steal money, but revelation her where he was going, military reports indicate. 

The complaint was anticipated, given murder is over a office of a district court.

An prosecution date in Salem Superior Court has not been scheduled. 

Courts contributor Julie Manganis can be reached during 978-338-2521, around email during or on Twitter @SNJulieManganis.


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