(Springfield, MA) — The fallout from the Sonja Farak case has begun. Two convicted drug dealers will get new trials on account of her actions. Farak is the former state chemist from Northampton, accused of stealing drug evidence from the crime lab where she worked at UMass Amherst. This week, William Guzman of Holyoke and Nathan Berube of Springfield were granted new trials by Judge Jeffrey Kinder. Requests from three other defendants were denied, and there are ten more awaiting a ruling. Farak was arrested in January and has denied charges of larceny, evidence tampering and drug possession.
A look back on some of the week's biggest stories and the headlines you may have missed.
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New York police investigating the death of a 5-year-old boy say a caretaker's initial report that he was abducted from an Albany-area home is false.
Northampton's city council has delayed a vote on a CPA grant for a nonprofit to redevelop the former Northampton Lumber site