DEDHAM − In a chaotic scene at Dedham Superior Court on Wednesday, a jury convicted Alyssa Dellamano of first-degree murder in the death of Cameron Nohmy.
As clerk James McDermott polled each juror, Dellamano sobbed and grew agitated. She began to shout toward the jurors’ box as court officers gathered around the defendant’s table where she stood with her lawyer, who had argued that she acted in self-defense.
Dellamano, of Quincy, was convicted of killing Nohmy, 24, of Milton, on Sept. 11, 2020. Dellamano stabbed Nohmy twice in the parking lot of Supreme Liquors on Quincy’s Hancock Street. Each wound severed an artery, according to the medical examiner. Nohmy died from his wounds in the early morning of Sept. 12.
As McDermott continued to poll the jury, Dellamano shouted to the jurors, “You’re (expletive) idiots. Get me out of here.”
Her mother, seated in the front right row of the gallery with Dellamano’s friends and family members, shouted in response, “Get her out.”
Court officers placed restraints on Dellamano’s wrists and ankles and led her out of the courtroom. As she passed through the rows of benches in the gallery, her supporters, some weeping, cried out that they loved and supported her.
Dellamano’s supporters followed her out of the courtroom. Before she left, Dellamano’s mother berated defense lawyer Eliot Levine, implying that he did not provide a proper defense.
Nohmy’s immediate family, seated in the front left bench of the gallery, held hands as his mother and sister cried silently. Nohmy’s mother decided not to make a statement after court was adjourned for the day.
What is the possible sentence for Dellamano?
The penalty for murder in the first degree is life in prison without the possibility of parole.
When will Dellamano be sentenced?
Because Dellamano had to be removed, and also because of scheduling issues, the sentencing and impact statements were not held immediately. Those are now scheduled for the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 8.
In a press release issued Wednesday afternoon, Norfolk County District Attorney Michael Morrisey commented on the verdict:
“While the defense argued that Dellamano acted in self-defense, Assistant District Attorney Carolyn Hely made a convincing argument that Cameron Nohmy was unarmed and did not pose a threat when she stabbed him. We thank the jury for their service and believe that they made the right decision based on the facts and the law in this case.”
In the same press release, Hely thanked those involved in the investigation and prosecution of the case: “I extend my thanks for the hard work of the prosecution team, the Massachusetts State Police detectives assigned to the Norfolk District Attorney’s Office, and our partners at the Quincy Police Department for their work in this investigation.”
This article originally appeared on MetroWest Daily News: Alyssa Dellamano found guilty of Cameron Nohmy’s murder in Quincy