Third Pittsfield Man Found Guilty in Carnevale Shooting

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A Berkshire Superior Court jury found one man guilty Friday but acquitted another in the shooting of Nicholas Carnevale of Cheshire in 2018.
 
Luis Delvalle-Rodriguez, 27, of Pittsfield was found guilty of armed assault with intent to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, armed kidnapping with serious bodily injury, two counts of armed kidnapping, two counts of assault and battery, and malicious damage to a motor vehicle.
 
The verdict came Friday after a three-week trial during which evidence was presented that showed Delvalle-Rodriguez, 27, shot Carnevale on Aug. 21, 2018, at a party at the Ashley Reservoir on October Mountain.
 
Judge Maureen Hogan scheduled sentencing for Wednesday.
 
The jury acquitted Christopher Frazier, 22, of Pittsfield of the same charges. Delvalle-Rodriguez was the shooter and Frazier was charged as part of a joint-venture with others for the attack.
 
Delvalle-Rodriguez and Frazier are two of four accused of participating in the attack of then 19-year-old Carnevale, of Cheshire, which included pulling him from a vehicle, assaulting him, and then shooting him in the head.
 
After a two-week trial, a Berkshire Superior Court jury in March found Kevin Nieves, 22, of Pittsfield and Daquan Douglas, 28, also of Pittsfield, guilty for their roles in the shooting.
 
Carnevale survived but suffered severe head injuries and has had a number of major surgeries.
 
"I thank the jurors for their careful deliberation, the State Police for an exhaustive investigation, and the trial team for supporting the victims and for skillfully presenting the evidence that ultimately resulted in these convictions," District Attorney Andrea Harrington said. "I am relieved for the Carnevale family, who endured a court process that was significantly extended due to the COVID-19 court shutdowns with grace and continue to support Nick's recovery. I hope these just convictions support Nick in his healing from the pain these defendants inflicted upon him."

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Goodwill Makes Promotions

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Goodwill Industries of the Berkshires and Southern Vermont announced the promotions of Karen Harrington to director of retail operations, northern territory, and Mary Killeen to the position of director of finance.
 
Harrington is the manager of Goodwill's retail store in Bennington, Vermont, a position she has held since 2015. She oversees operations at Goodwill's store in North Adams and Rutland and is a member of the team working on the July reopening of Goodwill's flagship store in Pittsfield. Prior to joining Goodwill, she was employed at the Bennington Museum for 22 years, including 16 years as administrative assistant to the executive director, followed by six years as manager of the museum's gift shop.
 
Harrington attended Southern Vermont College and is a Bennington native. She resides there with her husband Tim, 13 chickens, two ducks and a Labrador retriever. She has two grown children, three grown stepchildren, and ten grandchildren.
 
Killeen, a Pittsfield native and resident, joined Goodwill in 2020 as its senior accountant. With a B.S. in business administration from Stonehill College and many years of accounting experience, she brings expertise in accounting principles and best practices to Goodwill's administrative team. In her new role as director of finance, Killeen will oversee all the day-to-day financial aspects of Goodwill's operations, as well as short- and long-term planning for the nonprofit organization.
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