The trials of Nicholas Gianquitti and James Proulx have reached a conclusion.
- Gianquitti was found guilty of second-degree murder and discharging a firearm in the commission of a violent crime.
- Proulx was found not guilty of assault and guilty of reckless driving.
It was interesting to witness simultaneous trials with defendants pleading and testifying to an affirmative defense of “self-defense.” Apparently, the jury believed the evidence of self-defense in the latter as opposed to the former. And while many people have expressed anger and disappointment about the second verdict, the men and women who served on the juries of both of these very difficult trials deserve our gratitude for doing their job to the best of their ability.