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. 

Mary Martin March 21, 2013 at 03:06 AM
Mr.Jurczuk was doing 18 months for a domestic charge where the woman testified on his behalf that she never sustained her injuries from Mr.Jurczuk. She had been admitted to the hospital, a week prior to the incident, for an overdose on the top of a flight of outdoor stairs. Mr. Jurczuk was allowing her to stay at his home ,when she was not using, because she was homeless. He also had two other men living there, along with his son ,who was a student at Berkley College( studying violin ). So much misinformation.
william March 21, 2013 at 01:36 PM
Crazy Mary crazy but he needs a good attorney and he will beat this case not fair and these so call gang member want a bes should watch who they mess with cause there is always someone bigger and badder then them punks they are..
joe mc May 04, 2013 at 02:27 AM
william...he will not beat this case. u cant kill someone in jail and get away with it. u can think he was a good person but the truth is he was in prison and then murdered someone. lets see how he does in Walpole


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