PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A city man being held on assault charges will have murder added to the list after his 27-year-old girlfriend died late Thursday morning from injuries sustained from a brutal beathing.
Rebecca Moulton died at Berkshire Medical Center, where she was admitted Wednesday morning after being found battered in her Fourth Street apartment, according to Berkshire District Attorney David F. Capeless.
David W. Vincent III, 40, who resided with Moulton, will be arraigned Friday morning in Central Berkshire District Court on a single count of murder. He entered pleas of not guilty when he was arraigned Thursday morning in district court on single counts of assault with intent to murder and aggravated assault and battery.
Judge Frederic Rutberg ordered that he be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction on $25,000 cash or $250,000 surety bail. Bail previously set on a pending charge scheduled for trial of domestic assault and battery, also alleged to have been committed on Moulton, was ordered revoked.
Vincent reportedly has a criminal record that includes previous assaults and several restraining orders.
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As I read this article, one questions came to mind. How many restraining orders need to be broken to make the courts realize that they are just another piece of paper to those abusive men from whom we ask protection?
While I'm not familiar with the back story, I can only imagine the horror this woman endured at the hands of a man who was supposed to love and protect her.
You're absolutely right. Unfortunately, the restraining order isn't taken very seriously by the legal system, it seems. If it were, this guy should have been tossed in jail a long time, I'd bet. Violate one and it's a slap on the wrist. This was a horrible incident and she deserves quick justice and he deserves to rot for the rest of his life at Walpole.
The facts are that to many women have died
at the hand of uncontrolled rage.How many more
must die for loveing someone.
She was a beautiful person, there is no excuse
for her death. The person who did this deserves
no sympathy or understanding.
It seems to me that the type of person that needs to be charged with a restraining order is the type of person that would not be impressed with a restraining order. Also, as previously mentioned, the consequences for violating a restraining order are inconsequential.
I knew Becky very well.
To the idiot moron who stated you should know all the facts...the only fact is that this monster killed a beautiful Angel.
Our only solace is knowing that God has canceled his flight and Satan has a nice hot seat waiting specially for him
Actually, I knew her VERY well also, and she was a beautiful smart outgoing loving person. Also, people should not judge the case unless they know the real true story because all of you comment posters might think you do but dont, and you have no idea what happened that night, Im not trying to stick up for MY DAD because he's my dad, but you dont go visiting him where he is, and see how this affected him completely.
becky was a pure soul. a shinning star. nothing can bring her back, she was violently murdered and now i will never see her again. she was taken too soon by the hands of another human being who repeatedly beat her small body. what a disgusting and horrific act.
I was once very close to a Becky Moulton of Amherst. we met at gcc and were together constantly for at least a year. over the years we lost touch, and i was trying to look her up, and this is what i stumbled upon. i know that the reports say that this rebecca had dreads, and i know my becky had dreads, and i believe she may have relocated to pittsfield over the years. this is a terrible thing to find when looking up an old friend.
to Amber, I grew up in domestically turbulent situations where someone was always getting hurt because of another person's anger. i'm sorry you if you've ever had to be present for any display of violence. I'm sorry for the father you were born to, and i'm sorry for the way his actions are now affecting you.
i know this sounds off but the becky i knew and loved was FRIGGIN absolutely gorgeous, and kind of resembled Malin Ackerman from The Watchmen movie, she had a face, and heart, like an angel. Can anyone tell me if this is the same woman that was killed? She actime at Greenfield COmmunity College and lived with her mother I believe in a beautiful house in North Amherst, she drove a (red?) truck last i knew.