JUSTICE SERVED: Three Found Guilty in the Murder of Richel Nova

JUSTICE SERVED: Four years ago, on September 2, 2010, officers from District E-18 (Hyde Park) responded to a call for a man down at 742 Hyde Park Ave in Hyde Park. On arrival, officers located the body of Richel Nova, 58, of Hyde Park, a man who had been senselessly stabbed to death as he went about his business working as a delivery driver for Domino’s pizza. Today, Wednesday, September 24, 2014, the two men responsible for his death, after being found guilty of 1st Degree Murder yesterday, were sentenced to life in prison while a third suspect, a female accomplice, was found guilty of Manslaughter. Alexander Gallett, 22, of Hyde Park and Michel St. Jean, 24, of Hyde Park will live out the rest of their lives in jail while Yamiley Mathurin, 21, of Mattapan will serve a 17 to 20 year prison term. During an emotional victim impact statement, one of Richel Nova’s daughters shared the following: “My father stressed that in life you have to work hard so that tomorrow you can relax. The reason I work hard is because my father not only worked hard himself, but he pushed us all to work hard. My father worked hard for his tomorrow.  His tomorrow was the ability to take care of his family. His tomorrow was the success and well-being of his family. His tomorrow was the day that he would move back to the Dominican Republic. His tomorrow never came.”