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By adamg - 2/19/08 - 4:13 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today found Oscar Rosa, 21, of Natick, guilty of second-degree murder in the Nov. 26, 2006 stabbing of Craig Viera outside the Embassy Club the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Rosa was sentenced to life in prison, but will be eligible for parole after 15 years.

Prosecutors alleged that Rosa and his pals were ejected from the club after Rosa had been restrained twice for causing trouble. Viera, the club's head of security, went outside the Lansdowne Street club and attempted to quiet the group down by offering them free admission the following weekend. Instead, prosecutors say, Rosa lunged at Viera, a Framingham resident, and stabbed him in the abdomen, leaving him with a liver injury that led to his death two weeks later from blood clots that formed in his lungs.

Rosa's attorney argued that Viera, a bodybuilder, actually died from steroid abuse.

Stabbing victim remembered.

By Ron Newman - 6/4/07 - 3:42 pm

Someone named Keaton, or The Wallet Girl, is organizing a "save Avalon and Axis" protest at City Hall Plaza, Friday, June 22 at noon. Some more commentary is here.

By adamg - 6/1/07 - 1:04 pm

Michael Femia says good-bye to Lansdowne Street and tries to contain his bile at the assertion that what the street really needs is a Kowloon of Music to attract real acts to Boston:

... Boy, it'll be nice to bring in some top-tier music acts for a change. Just think, all those times I've gone to Avalon or one of the other clubs, it was to see pikers like Morrissey, Beck, Tori Amos, Iron and Wine, Calexico, Liz Phair, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Frank Black, The Tragically Hip, and probably more that I've forgotten. Bring on Nickelback!

By adamg - 2/6/07 - 7:59 pm

Interesting, if futile, tactic against Boston's plan to ban 18+ events after 11 p.m.: Demand the city impose the same restriction on Symphony Hall:

By adamg - 11/11/06 - 3:36 pm

Boston Police report a man walking near the Christian Science Center yesterday evening was stabbed during a fight over his clothing:

... The victim stated he was walking down Hemenway Street from Boylston Street, when three unknown white males approached him and proceeded to make negative comments regarding his choice of clothing. The suspect confronted the victim and a fight ensued. ...

The victim is in stable condition at Brigham and Women's with multiple stab wounds.

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