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Suspect Arraigned for Murder of Amanda Plasse


CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) — A man accused of killing Amanda Plasse back in 2011 has faced a judge.

Tuesday afternoon, Dennis Rosa Roman was arraigned in Chicopee District Court on one count of murder for his alleged involvement in the death of Plasse in her apartment in August 2011.

Roman pleaded not guilty during his court appearance and was ordered held without the right to bail.

ABC40’s Brendan Monahan spoke to Plasse’s mother, Michelle Mathiseon, by phone and she declined to comment on Thursday.

Initial word of the arrest didn’t come from Chicopee Police, however. Rather, it was first reported on Facebook by Chicopee Mayor Michael Bissonnette.

Shortly after he received word of the arrest, Bissonnette released this post on his Facebook page:


A little later Tuesday afternoon, that post was removed, and replaced with a new one, saying in part that he apologizes to “anyone offended by my earlier reaction to this arrest. I intended to convey how much more important this matter is than anything that usually happens on election day. It is my hope that a successful prosecution will bring some peace to all those who have felt Amanda’s loss.”

Roman is due back in court on November 18.

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