Yup, five months of hell. Wow, 10 years ago already.
By Edward Mason
PUBLISHED: April 1, 2010 at 12:00 am
A heroic off-duty special police officer who saved a psychiatrist from her rampaging, knife-wielding patient said he is “relieved” he will not face charges in the man’s death, Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.
Paul M. Langone “acted in self-defense and the defense of Dr. Astrid Desrosiers” when he shot and killed Jay Carciero, 37, of Reading at a Massachusetts General Hospital bipolar clinic Oct. 27 as Carciero slashed and stabbed Desrosiers, Conley said.
Langone, reached last night by telephone said he hoped to put the matter behind him.
“I’m grateful they reached the same conclusion I did and recognized the urgency of the situation,” he said. “It’s hard to feel happy, because there was still a loss of life. But its just what you say. You feel relieved.”
Langone said waiting for the decision has been difficult, but he was glad the investigators were so thorough. Conley said investigators examined all the evidence before reaching their conclusion.