NORWELL, Mass. – There is a possibility that the murder case of Brian Walshe of Massachusetts could end in federal court if investigators determine his motive is related. stay with him. federal fraud fraudsaid a local criminal defense attorney.
At the end of Walshe’s trial Quincy, Massachusetts court On Wednesday morning, prosecutors revealed probable cause to prosecute his wife, Ana Walshe, when they said Brian Googled “What is the best divorce situation for a man? ” on December 27.
But the reason why the accused art forger allegedly beat his wife to death is unclear, which is a Massachusetts crime. defense attorney Nate Amendola and speculation that it may end up in federal court.
Walshe was under house arrest and pre-sentence probation for selling fake Andy Warhol paintings, and was investigated for destroying his father’s heart and stealing from it.
“I don’t think the Feds have given up on this and are looking at this case very closely,” Amendola told Fox News Digital on Wednesday night. “It depends on his intention, if he killed him, he killed him, because he knew something about the fraud of the craft or the desire of his father, and he wants to stop him from talking, that would be a federal case.”
There were no federal charges of murder; It must be a homicide related to another federal crime, such as extortion, or in this case, tampering with evidence, which is punishable by life in prison. and is eligible for the death penalty.
There have been no updates on Walshe’s federal case since his Jan. 8 arrest, according to court records. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts declined to comment Thursday when asked about Walshe’s murder.
Brian Walshe, 47, was charged with murder, transporting a corpse and obstructing a police investigation into the 39-year-old. Ana Walshe is thought to be dead.
The mother of three and property owner has not been seen since January 1.
Brian’s lawyer Tracy Miner said in a statement he will argue the charges in court and not in the media.
“It is easy to prosecute a crime but it is easier to say that a person has committed this crime, something that is more difficult to prove, we will see if the prosecution can do it,” said Miner, who questioned the witnesses mentioned in it. court Wednesday.
“In my experience, where, like here, the prosecution pours the so-called evidence to the media before they give it to me, their case is very strong,” said Miner.
“If they have a strong case, they will give me everything as soon as possible, we will see what they have and what evidence can be accepted in the court, which will finally decide the case”.
The court agreed that he was representing Brian, and he was ordered to be held without a warrant, and he is scheduled to return to court. court on February 9.