Monday, August 6, 2007
A suspected hepatitis C-infected junkie accused of murdering his 6-year-old cousin spit at reporters before his Quincy court arraignment today in a case where evidence now suggests he sexually assaulted the girl.
A Patriot-Ledger news reporter hit by the spit was taken to a hospital for observation, court officials said.
Ryan Bois, 20, a Weymouth drifter and reputed heroin addict, was ordered held without bail and sent to Bridgewater State Hospital for observation after pleading innocent to murder.
Bois is accused of murdering his little cousin, Joanna Mullin, according to court testimony. Prosecutors said today there was signs of sexual abuse on the girl’s battered body. An autopsy is pending on the child. Bois has not been charged with sexual assault.
In addition to the murder charges, Bois was arraigned on multiple motor vehicle violations