Inmate Indicted for Murder of West Roxbury Man in House of Correction
Alexander Callahan, 25, of West Roxbury, was killed while serving a one-year sentence for assault in the Suffolk County House of Corrections at South Bay.
A Suffolk County Grand Jury on Tuesday indicted a South Boston man for allegedly murdering an inmate from West Roxbury.
Leslie Jurczuk, 51, was indicted on second-degree murder charges for the Dec. 2, 2012 homicide of Alexander Callahan, 25, of West Roxbury, according to a press release from the Suffolk County District Attorney's office.
Both men were serving sentences at the Suffolk County House of Corrections at South Bay, Jurczuk was serving a two-and-a-half-year term for domestic assault and battery, while Callahan was serving one year for assault.
After a three-month investigation, evidence suggests Jurczuk and Callahan were involved in a physical altercation inside the cell they shared in Unit 42 – a low-security unit within the facility. The fight ended with Callahan sustaining fatal injuries to his head and neck.
Boston Police homicide detectives and First Assistant District Attorney Patrick Haggan investigated the case. Jurczuk’s arraignment has not yet been scheduled, but is expected later this month in Suffolk Superior Court, according to a press release.