Five days after violence that crossed the border into East Cambridge, a public housing project in Somerville was the scene of another gun attack. Two people were arraigned for the Feb. 20 gunfire incident while others were still being looked for, law enforcement officials said.
Ashley Monturio was acquitted Tuesday of leaving the scene after running over and killing an 80-year-old woman in the parking lot of a Cambridgeport public housing project. Cambridge District Court Judge David Frank said the prosecution hadn’t proven conclusively that Monturio knew she had hit Romelia Gallardo.
About two and a half hours into the second day of trial, an attorney’s assistant reported that she had been in close contact with someone testing positive for coronavirus, putting on hold until April 19 the misdemeanor trial of Ashley Monturio for allegedly leaving the scene after she ran over Romelia Gallardo, a public housing resident.
Ashley Monturio, accused three years ago of fleeing the scene to go to a job interview after running over an 80-year-old, didn’t know her SUV had hit the victim, stayed at the site for almost seven minutes and was parked less than a block away while police hunted for her, her lawyer said Monday.