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South End man guilty on all six charges

Abdelmajid Akouk, the South End man accused of raping a Boston University freshman in September of 1999, was convicted Friday on six charges, including two counts of aggravated rape. The prosecution had asked Suffolk Superior Court Judge James McDaniel for the maximum sentence — life in jail — but McDaniel instead sentenced Akouk to 40-45 […]

Fields, Tapp save the day for Icedogs

For Boston University goalies Sean Fields and Jason Tapp, it was more than just pucks and blistering slapshots they were saving during the weekend’s home-and-home showdown with No. 6 University of New Hampshire. Fields and Tapp may have saved the 2000-01 Boston University hockey season. BU picked up two wins against New Hampshire this weekend, […]

Knowing evidence was strong, decision favors BUPD

Silent and serene, the remaining 11 jurors stood Friday morning as stone-faced as the defendant, Abdelmajid Akouk, a man whose fate rode on the announcement of the jury forewoman. There had been talk among spectators that the jury was taking too long deliberating to return a guilty verdict. There was talk that there might be […]

BU erases improbabilities in New Hampshire victories

It was the most improbable of weekends, which resulted in two improbable wins for the Boston University hockey team. Friday. Walter Brown Arena. Rookie goalie (BU’s Sean Fields) versus Hobey Baker candidate (New Hampshire’s Ty Conklin). Senior captain Carl Corazzini versus UNH superstar and Hobey hopeful Darren Haydar. Junior center Dan Cavanaugh was benched for […]

South End residents wary of crime, unaware of Akouk

The rape Abdelmajid Akouk was convicted of on Friday has gone largely unnoticed in his quiet South End neighborhood of brownstones and brick sidewalks. Meera, a South End resident, said she would like to have been better informed about living in close proximity to an accused rapist. “It doesn’t worry me, although I’d like to […]