Coop’s Bar and Grill in Quincy, Massachusetts was the wrong place for a twenty five year old Weymouth woman to spend her Saturday night. Around 11:45 p.m. as the victim was leaving the bar a group of teenagers began yelling obscenities at her. The woman confronted group. She was then assaulted, beaten and her pocketbook was taken from her. She ended up in Massachusetts General Hospital with “serious facial injuries”. The woman was eventually able to identify two of three assailants, Erin Buckley and Leah Coyne, both of Weymouth. Another suspect was observed with Coyne going through a pocketbook behind a home. Both Buckley and Coyne were charged with robbery and aggravated assault and battery. The third person, Shane Ferguson was charged with being a accessory after the fact.
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If these charges are prosecuted as currently issued the case will be indicted to the Norfolk County Superior Court. The most serious charge Buckley and Coyne face is the robbery charge. In Massachusetts robbery is a life felony whether committed by someone armed or unarmed. The aggravated assault and battery is also a felony and carries up to five years in state prison. If the injuries are not as severe as reported and Buckley and Coyne do not have criminal records I would not be surprised to see these cases remain in the Quincy District Court where the maximum the defendants face is two and one half years in the house of correction.
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