Andover Biography - Kathe Tuttman

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Andover resident Kathe Tuttman, formerly a prosecutor in the Essex County District Attorney's Office, became a Superior Court Judge in May 2006 - an appointee of Governor Romney. In November of 2007, Governor Romney called for her resignation after she freed Daniel Tavares Jr. on his own recognizance.

While serving a 16 year sentence for manslaughter for killing his mother, Tavares assaulted two prison guards. The Worcester District Attorney wanted Tavares held on $50,000 bail for the assault after he served his time. Judge Tuttman reversed this decision and set Taveares free without a monitoring device. When he went to collect a debt from Brian Mauck, who according to Taveres was insulting. Taveres shot both Mauck and his wife Beverly.

See

  • "Andover Judge at Center of National Story", Townsman, November 29, 2007
  • "Andover woman wins Approval to Serve as Superior Court Judge", Eagle Tribuen, May 18, 2006.
  • "Romney Calls on Judge Who Freed Killer to Resign", Eagle Tribune, November 24, 2007, page 3.



--Eleanor 12:53, January 25, 2013 (EST)

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