Northampton woman to be arraigned in connection with March murder of Northampton man ***updated***

Date: 
12.18.2018

***Update- Bail for Alondra Gil was set at $50,000 cash total on the two dockets ($40,000 on one and $10,000 on the other) without prejudice (which means she can argue for a lower bail on a later date if she so chooses).***

Her next court date is Jan. 7 at 11 a.m. for a status hearing on both cases.


This morning, Alondra E. Gil, 23, of Northampton, was arrested in Springfield by members of the Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section, West Team, the Springfield Police Department, and the Western Massachusetts Gang Task Force, on two warrants issued by the Hampshire Superior Court for charges related to her alleged involvement in the concealment of the murder of Daniel Cruz in Northampton on March 10, 2018. 

She is expected to appear in the Franklin Superior Court at 2 p.m. today to formally remove the warrants and to be arraigned on the charges for which she was indicted on Nov. 26, 2018, which are Accessory After the Fact, Burning Personal Property, Withholding Evidence from Criminal Proceeding, Conspiracy (two counts), and Improper Disposition of a Human Body. 

A Hampshire Grand Jury, on Nov. 26, 2018, issued a total of 51 indictments against eight individuals for their alleged involvement in the murder of Cruz, 44, of Northampton, the concealment of his murder, and/or the subsequent police and grand jury investigation.  Gil was the last of the eight individuals to be arrested or, in the case of individuals already in custody, scheduled for arraignment.

Nerkin Omar Morales, 22 of Northampton, was indicted for Murder and other charges. He was arraigned on Dec. 5 and ordered held without bail.

Mercedes N. Diaz-Wright, 22, of Northampton, Kimberly A. Perez, 26, of Springfield, and Matthew M. Ross, 24, of Northampton, were indicted for Accessory after the Fact as well as other charges.  They were arrested and arraigned on Nov. 27.   

Pedro J. Soto-Rodriguez, 21, of Northampton, was indicted for Accessory after the Fact and other charges.  He is in custody and his arraignment is now scheduled for Jan. 11 at 2 p.m.

Joshua T. Ealy, 20, of Northampton, was indicted for Perjury.  His is in custody and his arraignment is now scheduled for Jan. 4 at 2 p.m.

Chelsea T. Rodriguez, 22, of Northampton, was indicted for Accessory after the Fact and other charges.  Following an investigation by the Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit attached to the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office and the Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section, West Team, Rodriguez was arrested on December 6, 2018, in DeLand, Florida, by the DeLand Police Department.  She is currently in custody in Florida pending extradition back to the Commonwealth.