A Dorchester Municipal Court judge today ordered 20 days of observation at Bridgewater State Hospital for Zachery Grandy, 22, arrested yesterday on charges he beat his mother, Gisel Thomas, to death in an apartment on Columbia Road in Dorchester sometime between Wednesday night and Thursday afternoon. Read more.
Mark Parkinson report a driver hit a person on foot on Columbia Road at Eastman Street around 10 p.m. The driver stayed on scene. The homicide and crash-reconsruction units were called in due to the severity of the victim's injuries. The road was shut.