Hours after he allegedly robbed and killed a young South Boston woman, Edwin Alemany went to a Dedham restaurant with friends for a bite and a few drinks, Suffolk prosecutors said Wednesday.
Alemany, according to officials, was at the Tahiti Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge on Route 1, drinking and eating Polynesian food, as the parents of Amy Lord frantically waited for word of their daughter, who had been reported missing that morning.
“We feared the worst, and unfortunately that came to fruition,’’ said Tom Dusel, a family friend, who was at Suffolk Superior Court on Wednesday morning to support Lord’s parents as they watched Alemany face 20 criminal indictments, including murder and assault with intent to rape.
“I don’t think it’s anything that the Lord family can ever get over,” Dusel said. “And certainly I can’t.”
Just after 4 p.m. on July 23, a bicyclist riding through the Stony Brook Reservation in Hyde Park found the body of Lord, a 24-year-old online marketing specialist. She had been stabbed and strangled. Her clothes had been torn, an indication that someone had tried to rape her.
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