Blaming The Club

May 2, 2017

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Blaming The Club

It was a scene from Sons of Anarchy or any crime movie set in Boston. The one with Jack Nicholson as Whitey or the one with Johnny Depp as Whitey or the one with Ben Affleck, A witness later told a grand jury it “was like something out of The Sopranos.

Something about Keith W. Boudreau really annoyed Paul J. Fahey. Boudreau, a single father of two small children, and Boudreau’s fiancée and Fahey and his fiancée shared  the air for awhile on March 23, 2015 in the Home Ice Sports Bar in Quincy, Massachusetts just south of Boston. Boudreau got very drunk and left with his woman. Fahey was a regular at the bar. Boudreau was not.

Boudreau returned alone a little later and asked the bartender, Kerri Sullivan, if she knew where his girlfriend was. She didn’t.

Then Boudreau got into some sort of drunken staring contest with Fahey. Or maybe it was Fahey’s girlfriend. Fahey’s lawyer, James E. McCall, said in a motion filed last week that the “contested issue at trial will be whether Fahey acted in self-defense.” In previous court filings McCall has described Boudreau as “belligerent” and an “aggressor.” In another filing McCall has said that Fahey acted in “defense of another.”

Most coverage of what happened that night in that bar has focused on two facts. The first is that Fahey weighs 280 pounds and the second is that on March 23, 2015 Fahey was a member of the American Outlaw Association.

One Sided Fight

Fahey suddenly stood up and punched Boudreau senseless with his right hand. Then he kept Boudreau from falling down with his left hand and punched him again. That knocked Boudreau across the barroom floor. Then after waiting for half a minute Fahey allegedly stomped on Boudreau’s head. Fahey’s lawyer says he didn’t.

The bartender, according to witnesses, screamed for someone to call the police or an ambulance. And, also according to witnesses, Fahey said, “Don’t call 911. Don’t you dare call 911.”

Fahey and the now defunct bar’s owner, Gerard Deluca, dragged Boudreau out the back door of the bar into the parking lot. Then Fahey left and Deluca called police to report that a drunk had passed out behind his bar.

Boudreau never woke up. He died 11 days later when he was removed from life support. Fahey was arrested three days after the incident and charged with assault and battery. He pled innocent. After Boudreau died Fahey was charged with first degree murder. In the Bay State first degree murder, as opposed to lesser degrees of homicide, can only be charged if the accused acted with premeditation or cruelty. Prosecutors convinced a grand jury that the beating was cruel and that the half minute, or less, before Fahey stomped Boudreau should properly be interpreted as premeditation.


Fahey is now scheduled for trial on May 9 and Assistant District Attorney Craig Kowalski plans to tell the jury that Fahey is an Outlaw. The jurors will already know it. Virtually every news account of the homicide has included the information that Fahey belongs to a motorcycle club.

The Boston Globe, for example, reported that the bar owner helped Fahey drag Boudreau outside because he was “scared for my life.” Deluca was afraid because Fahey is a “dangerous person.” Part of what makes Fahey dangerous, according to the Globe, is that Fahey “is a member of the infamous Outlaws motorcycle gang.” And for those readers who had not previously heard “motorcycle gangs,” the Globe explained, “the Outlaws are involved in producing and dealing methamphetamine and engage in a range of violent criminal activity. They compete with the Hells Angels for members and territory.”

Kowalski wants to work that into his prosecution and McCall wants to keep it out. The defense attorney wants to exclude information about the Outlaws from Fahey’s trial because he thinks it would imply that Fahey is a “violent or dangerous person.”

“If gang evidence is admitted, it would greatly lengthen the trial, confuse and divert the attention of the jurors, and create the need for a mini-trial on the nature of the motorcycle club,” McCall said in a motion filed last week. “The jury would be distracted by the sensational testimony about an allegedly violent gang that had nothing to do with the encounter between Fahey and Boudreau in this case.”

Judge Douglas Wilkins will probably rule on whether Fahey’s club membership can be used against him within the next two weeks.


56 Responses to “Blaming The Club”

  1. rollinnorth Says:

    “Quincy man guilty of second-degree murder in barroom beating”

    “Mom to killer in Quincy barroom attack: ‘God forgives. I don’t’”


  2. bcnasty Says:

    I happen to personally know the court rule on this is even in a case of self defense you become the attacker once the person can no longer defend himself. This happened to me in Massachusetts many years ago. As for the murder charge not seeing it stick. However manslaughter may and the Club tie if allowed is a shit stain. That is a libtard state and while I have no hard will for the family of the dead man apparently someone drunk enough to loose their girl in a bar and go back in is still considered a decent human being. Must be the reason I left that state oh so many years ago.

  3. Twitch Says:

    Those are some damn fine words you said there… couldn’t agree more

  4. Austin Says:

    @slycechyx – That’s the way I read it. Just another pot-stirrin’ gremlin.

  5. slycechyx Says:

    I admit, I haven’t been around here in a while, when I do get a free chance, I try to catch up on on Rebel’s articles & read everyone’s responses. With that said, who is Sharon Cox? is that to read as sharing cocks?

  6. BigBrother Says:

    My 2 cents don’t mean squat here but after reading all comments, here goes.
    Paladin has his solid points as do lone wolf and a few others, as an old guy who has ridden bikes most of my life,I have tried to avoid trouble when possible, protected me and mine when necessary, but have been respectful mostly and engaged my brain before speaking or acting. All police are not scum but the bad get the press along with bottom feeders throughout the judicial system. I was raised on my word and integrity to be the basis of being a man no matter who you were. Tearing down other folks won’t get you anything but grief and besides, like me, they don’t usually give a fuck. Mr. Fahey killed a man , period. Staring at someone may piss you off, but not worth me taking a life just my opinion. Only a few people know the truth and we won’t be hearing it. I tend not to drink with amateurs and don’t go to a bar for trouble. It’s a corrupt world for sure, I just try to be true to myself and my family, god can sort out the rest.

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