Christopher Manoloules convicted of manslaughter

In a continuing saga that began almost 4 years ago, resident Christopher Manoloules pled guilty last week to the killing of his paternal uncle, Aris Manoloules.

In previous cases, Christopher testified against his father and maternal uncle, Robert Upton.  His father, Treefon Manoloules was found not guilty by the court.  Upton was convicted of first-degree murder.

According to The Metrowest Daily News, 21 year old Christopher pled guilty on Wednesday to reduced charges of manslaughter, aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and armed assault in a dwelling.

Upton’s lawyers have maintained that Christopher’s testimonials were based on deals made with the prosecutors.  Prosecutors denied the charges, claiming that the then-17 year old was used by his father and uncle in the botched robbery and murder.

Christopher was originally charged with murder and has been in prison for 1,366 days awaiting trial.  That time will be credited to the 12 to 15 years he was sentenced.  He still faces civil court cases including a wrongful death suit.

Click here to read MWDN’s full coverage of the story, including last week’s article published in partnership with Cape Cod Times.

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