Bourne Murder Victim Had Served Time Following Assault

Court records show that Antone Gutierrez, who was shot and stabbed on Monday, April 14, had served jail time after being found guilty of assaulting a woman in Bourne in December 2012.

At the time, Bourne police said Mr. Gutierrez had tried to rape the woman and then strangled her, although not fatally.


Police charged Mr. Gutierrez with attempted murder with attempt to rape, but the charges later were reduced to three counts of assault and battery.

In 2013, Mr. Gutierrez was sentenced to two-and-one-half years in jail for the assault. He was released before he served the full sentence.

Court and police records show Mr. Gutierrez previously had had encounters with the law before his assault conviction.

In February 2012, Bourne police arrested him, charging him with breaking and entering, larceny and destruction of property.

In October 2010, police charged Mr. Gutierrez with possession of cocaine and underage possession of liquor. Court records show the charges were dropped on insufficient evidence.

In December 2009, police arrested Mr. Gutierrez, then 17, on several outstanding warrants at his home on Cypress Avenue in Bourne. The warrants covered possession of marijuana, armed robbery and kidnapping. Police also arrested Mr. Gutierrez on a Department of Youth Services warrant for violating the terms of a conditional liberty release.

Sam Houghton and Michael J. Rausch contributed to this report.


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  • Doreen Ryder

    Dear Mr Kinsella, Why would you choose to post the past record of a 22 year old murder victim rather than the records of Sonny Tavares and Amonty Amado, his murders? Your article is beyond insensitive. That you would ever think to publish such an article, vilifying a victim, is, frankly, repulsive. Perhaps, rather than reaching for the lowest hanging fruit, you might actually do a little research into the records of Sonny and Amonty. Perhaps, you could look into why that piece of garbage, Courtney Massey, the third murderer, is free. You should be ashamed of yourself for further traumatizing Antone's family. Sincerely, Doreen Ryder