Lykus denied bail

There are 32 comments on the Sun Chronicle story from Apr 25, 2006, titled Lykus denied bail. In it, Sun Chronicle reports that:

A New Bedford Superior Court judge has denied a bid for free-dom for a man in prison for the kidnapping and murder of a 13-year-old neighbor in 1972.

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Watertown, MA

#1 Jun 13, 2006
Yes, he should be granted bail. At the very least, he should be placed on house arrest He was convicted on 2 separate pieces of evidence that have been proven invalid. One of which the government knew was invalid before trial, but still allowed the prosecution to use. Something which is done much more often that people realize. If he's not granted bail, the Commonwealth will stall the case as long as they can, keeping him locked up. That's their standard operating procedure.
No Winners


#2 Oct 1, 2007
I'll never forget that long, cold November in 1972.

Of course, no matter how this eventually turns out there's no "winners" in this case; which I can remember well. Paulie C is long buried. One can only imaging the agony his family had to go through back then and endure since.

If Eddie didn't do the actual kidnapping and killing; what a price he has paid for being stupid enough to go along with picking up a satchel with the ransom money for a measly $500 supposedly for a "drug dealer" who Lykus supposedly never met before.

Of course was hardly chump change back then - a sh*tload of money in those days. Hell, I bought my used first car five years after that incident occurred - for less than a grand. But to accept the $500 bucks to go out in the woods and pick up a bag? He's hardly entirely innocent in this matter.

I mean, come on - what was he thinking - picking up the ransom money for $500 - from someone he claimed he did not even know pervious to that? I mean does anyone here believe he went out there to pick it up the loot totally in the dark? And that he hadnít heard that Paulie was missing? It was all over the papers.

And let's not forget the.38-caliber Colt pistol, which just happened to the same exact caliber used to kill Paulie Cavalieri, was found inside Lykus's apartment, as well as a staple used on a ransom note matched the make and model of a stapler found in his apartment.

The thing that always bothered me the most was; while the case may have seemed weak to some people at the time - for what possible reason or motive would Lykus's OWN defense lawyer at the time (based on a conversation he said that he'd had with Eddy) tell FBI agents exactly where some of the ransom money could be found?

It just doesn't add up, folks.

New York, NY

#3 Dec 10, 2007
I was 7 at the time and I believe that this guy Lykus looks older but similar to one of the guys that chased me down and hit me with bags of ice as I was returning from the Lil Peach store in downtown North Attleboro, MA. It was a quiet weekend and I was walking alone in the sleepy small town when some leather jacket wearing hoodlums chased me into the little ally between the buildings near the old gas company office on North Washington St near Mason Avenue. i ran to get away from them but I did not realize that the ally was blocked by a fence. The ally was only a couple of feet and so the fence was a sturdy chain link type that was also only a few feet wide. How horrified I was. It could have been me who was kidnapped and murdered that quiet day in North Attleboro. i watched those guys go to the door across the street that led to the old apartments that were over the old Schofield Hardware Store. I never saw them again. But when I saw Ed Lykus online recently I saw those eyes and he looks just like the one who pursued me with the ice bags and beat me to tears in that ally then left me. Granted he looks older but the eyes look the same. Also My grandmother used to talk about a Bobo Cavaleiri being involved. So where is Bobo Cavaleiri and what about him and his possible involvement in the crime. Last I heard he was in MCI Walpole (Cedar Junction) State Prison on unrelated charges. There were also rumors that Patsy Cavaleiri the familys patriarch had mob ties. Is this true? Is that family mob connected or were they? Hmmmm. And was little Paul Cavaleri killed by the Police Chiefs son? Also why has the fact that a the Police Chief(also a Lykus) shot himself after his wife turned up dead. Hmmmm North Attleboro has a very interesting history that is being surpressed and hidden from the world. Perhaps because it is a dark history. The story must be told.

Boston, MA

#4 Apr 27, 2008
bo is his older brother whom had NOTHING to do with it passed a lie detector..he lives in ri has been out of jail for over 20 years. NO mob whatso ever! fire chief not police yes that was his son. lykus is a murder and will hopefully never get out

Deep River, CT

#5 May 11, 2008
you people are all tabloid readers learn ya facts...theres so many stories and rumors but until you part of the family you'll never know...North Attleboro is a grimey freakin area...the Cavalieris or whomever they are have always had a beef with my family since before i was born, its one side versus the other...pretty sad i cant pass through the area without being afraid ill get pulled over because of my last name...get a clue. facts are facts, even when they are withheld i guess right? awful long time to sit in prison and never meet your nieces because of so called "hard evidence" ..give me a break and the fact my grandfathers burial sight was vandalized several times was nothing too right? Not to mention the harassment my family has gone through because of this...sickens me i was born into such a hatred..
Oh and to the dude Oliver, its in the eyes? give me a break..were you gazing into them? did you get beat up on a daily basis? it couldve been anybody, dont try and stir something else up, be a cheerleader for someone else's team guy. And one more thing the police chiefs wife is still alive..get your facts right.

Since: May 08

Deep River, CT

#6 May 11, 2008
one other thing....what harm is he going? hes 50 something years old and has been in prison basically his whole life...the Cavlieries say they fear for the family, but no one seems to mention the threats that have been put on my family TO THIS DAY when the neices and nephews and brother and sisters and parents had nothing to do with it..but no one seems to mention that..theres no gray here its all black and white..

Ridgefield Park, NJ

#7 May 12, 2008
I was the one who got beat with the icebags when I was a little boy. Not you tech5883 you crackpot. Get over it.The guy(lykus) was involved in the murder. And perhaps another creep murderer with bloody hands still roams the streets of NA. Maybe its you Tech5883.

Since: May 08

Fall River, MA

#8 May 15, 2008
dude you were 7 years old! but yet you still remember the guys eyes? resembling whom you think was ed lykus...makes total sense. bottom line know your facts before you say stuff you "think you know", or perhaps the guy who really killed the cavlieri kid is still out, who knows.

Boston, MA

#9 May 16, 2008
No matter what he is in for life thank god and wierdly enough a few days later when they denied the new trial pauls mom passed on may 11 now she will rest in peace.
1 of the seven

Olympia, WA

#10 Jun 7, 2008
Eddie, Was a man that we thought we all knew as a friend, come to find out he had a double life, Paul Cavlierie is the only one that we should think about, after all he to thought Eddie was a good family friend, that was over 30 years ago that it happened, and we all will never forget that very sad day they found Paul. All for money, hard to understand even today. My God have mercy on his sole.


Since: Jun 08

Boston, MA

#11 Jun 9, 2008
Good, stay there, Die there!
former NAer

Newport, RI

#12 Aug 11, 2008
To pcf:
Paul's brother may have passed a lie detector but he certainly is not an innocent when it comes to the law:
Case ID: P2-2006-1097A - ANTHONY F. CAVALIERI
Filing Date: Thursday , March 30th, 2006
Type: F - FELONY
Arrest Information
Case ID: 31-2007-04512 - ANTHONY CAVALIERI
Court :(DC) District Court
Location :(3D) 3rd District Court
Filing Date: Tuesday , June 05th, 2007
Arrest Information
Case ID: 62-2006-03291 - ANTHONY CAVALIARI
Court :(DC) District Court
Location :(6D) 6th District Court
Filing Date: Tuesday , February 21st, 2006
Type: F - FELONY
Arrest Information
Then click on this link to see charges and also those against Beth Ann, the sister:
john denzer

Walthourville, GA

#13 Aug 29, 2008
i was good friends with eddie,but after he got married he began to commit burglaries of local bus. so i stopped hanging around with night he stopped by my house with a case of mobil oil he had just stolen from a burglary of art's mobil station just down the road..i helped him change the oil in his corvet and he left.. i seen him on the pay phone at fernandys supermarket , the next day the police where there removing the pay phone booth..i meet eddie at jolly charlys the next sat. evening and we talked about the kidnaping of paul..
I Remember

Milton, MA

#14 Nov 9, 2008
I remember both Paulie, and Eddy. Ed's dad (the chief of police) had reportedly committed suicide, shortly before Paulie's disappearance, after finding that his son was chopping parts from stolen cars, and was involved with the mob. Ed is about 7 ft tall, while Paulie, who was a little on the wild side, was 5' 5" and weighed about 140lbs.

Somebody knows something, and insiders were aware that two individuals picked up the money. Where is the 2nd individual?

There were rumors that Bo, who was a biker dude, was involved. In fact, his dad disowned him after Paulie's remains were found. This was a period when he tried to be jailed with Lykus, supposedly in an attempt to "get" him. With Bo's connections, you have to wonder why Lykus is still above room temperature.

My best guess is that Eddy had no knowledge of where the remains were. You may also draw the conclusion that he was not involved in the act itself. This means that he was under orders from the people he was working for.

In any case, Ed made his own decisions, to not cooperate or seek a plea deal. He remains silent to this day. If he did it, he is still denying it, and if he was carrying out orders, he has not giving any names.

Seekonk, MA

#15 Jan 13, 2009
Ok lets get all this str8.

Nobody is stating the Bo Cavalieri is a saint. Are you? He did pass the lie detector. As far as bringing in beth to this A. She was not pauls sister she is bo's daughter.. Get your facts str8.. and if you knew anything about the family then you would know that Pauls family wrote off those two so to speak...

No matter what he is in for life without anymore chances of getting out. We can all sit here and bicker back and forth or we can respect the dead and let it lay to rest.
You are wrong

South Dennis, MA

#16 Mar 23, 2009
Actually, Eddie still has chances of getting out. As you say, get your facts straight.
I can't believe some of this rediculous stuff that people have said on here. Some people really think they know all this stuff about Eddie or his family and they are so completely wrong. Stop making stuff up.
Tech5883, I don't know who you are, but I feel that I should. Thank you for finally bring up Eddie and his family and how this has affected them.
Me again

South Dennis, MA

#17 Jan 13, 2010
Just reread some of the comments on here. And Oliver's absolutely drives me insane with anger. Firstly, Ed's father (the chief of police) did not kill himself because his wife 'turned up dead.' She is still alive and well, just so you know. And I agree wtih Tech5883, your little story of when you were seven is absolutely not relevent to this discussion. There is no point in bringing up some story like that.
david deforest

United States

#18 Jun 7, 2010
i heard from someone that was with bobo at time he shot paul thay were behing almacs bobo told paul to call his parents paul wouldnt so bobo pointed gun at paul and shot him then he put paul in shopping cart roll him into woods by rt295 then made call that bobo gave eddie corvette to go pick up money bobo was nothing but junkie bastard paul was only person in the neighbor hood that would sit and talk to me we would widdlle wood and fucking bobo took him away from us and it is shame that people put blame on paul so bobo would get blame junkie loser
david deforest

United States

#19 Jun 7, 2010
then again person who said was there was junkie and dead now so we will never know i all know is bobo scumbag

Randolph, MA

#20 Apr 1, 2012
I was 4 years old when all this stuff with Lykus went down.My parents moved out of N Attleboro shortly after all this went down.
I'm a little nervous to post this statement here. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas/knowledge of what happened to a kid in Oct 1973 named Wayne Doble? They say he committed suicide, but that is highly unlikely. He was 15 years old. They say that he knew Paul Cavilieri pretty well.The family was told to hush up by the N Attleboro Police.Not here for justice or anything , it was all so long ago, just maybe some closure for a family that never got over it. PS North Attleboro has some SERIOUSLY negative energy

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