Rooney said she also was troubled by a police report from November 2011, which said D’Ambrosio threatened to shoot two eighth-grade students. Police said he admitted to making that statement, but was only kidding.
Reached yesterday for comment on the grand Jury’s decision not to indict, Methuen Police Chief Joseph Solomon stood by his department’s decision to arrest D’Ambrosio and its handling of the case.
“Although we disagree with the grand jury’s decision, we respect it,” Solomon said in a statement he later posted on the Methuen Police Department Facebook page.
“Several judiciary levels have confirmed the probable cause in this case as it has worked it’s way through the criminal justice system. We will continue to take all threats against our community seriously and will always utilize due diligence in our investigation,” Solomon said.
In his interview last night, DuBosque initially expressed doubts that the district attorney’s case against his client was over.
“It (the lack of a grand jury indictment) doesn’t end the case,” DuBosque said.
“All it means is that no indictment was issued. We still have to appear in Lawrence District court on June 27th. At that time, the district attorney’s office will have decide whether they want to continue prosecuting the case,” he said.
But Kimball-Monahan said she understood the upcoming court hearing would just be a formality to officially close the case.
“Because there’s no lesser or included offense in District Court, we will file a nol prosse to cease the prosecution,” she said.