- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 18, 2016

WOBURN, Mass. (AP) - A former Waltham man charged with hiring someone to kill his estranged wife’s new boyfriend has been ordered held behind bars pending his retrial.

James Brescia was convicted of murder for paying an ex-convict $10,000 to kill Edward Schiller, whose body was found in his car in a Newton parking garage in 2006. He had been shot in the head.

Last year, the state’s highest court granted Brescia a new trial because he suffered stroke during his original trial that may have affected his testimony.

The Sun (https://bit.ly/1R8f7OB ) reports that at a bail hearing in Middlesex Superior Court this week, a judge rejected the defense’s request to release the 57-year-old Brescia.

The man Brescia allegedly hired was convicted of murder and is serving a life sentence.

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Information from: The (Lowell, Mass.) Sun, https://www.lowellsun.com


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