Deadly weekend – Authorities and residents are reeling after a pair of homicides over Thanksgiving holiday

December 2, 2010
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170 Bellingham street (above) and 759 Broadway (below) were the sites of two homicides over the holiday weekend.

Random violence resulted in two homicides over the long Thanksgiving Holiday weekend causing local officials and residents great consternation.

The first to die was Frederick Allen, 56, who lived at 170 Bellingham Street. He was found dead in his apartment with a belt tied around his neck and was apparently strangled, according to police sources and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner who ruled his death a homicide.

The second to die was 30-year-old Carlos Ramirez.

He was stabbed to death following an altercation in front of 759 Broadway.

It is believed by police investigators that an argument over drugs took place between Ramirez and his assailant, 21-year-old Dennis Bowen.

During the altercation, Bowen apparently pulled out a knife and stabbed Ramirez in the heart, according to police and the results of an autopsy that was later performed by the Chief Medical Examiner.

Police sources believe Allen’s death may have been related to domestic violence.

Police have not yet identified his assailant.

An investigation is underway.

Bowen gave himself up to police and surrendered November 26.

He was arraigned in Chelsea District Court before Judge Benjamin Barnes.

He was held without bail after pleading innocent to one count of murder.

Bowen’s police record is limited, according to police.

Ramirez, however, had a lengthy record and more than a half dozen outstanding court cases at the time of his death.

“His rap sheet is almost seven feet long,” said a source close to the investigation.

While many of the details surrounding the death by strangulation of Mr. Allen remain unknown, prosecutors were able to give clarity to what happened between Bowen and Ramirez.

Witnesses told police that they heard two men arguing and swearing at each other from inside a common hallway at 759 Broadway where Bowen lives.

The shouting and swearing intensified.

The two men, according to witnesses were next seen on the sidewalk fighting in front of 759 Broadway.

A third party, whom police have not identified, apparently intervened in an attempt to break up the fight.

Bowen, according to witnesses and later described by the prosecutors in the District Attorney’s office, was on top of Ramirez, who had fallen to the ground under his weight.

Bowen punched Ramirez several times.

Ramirez got up from the sidewalk and Bowen charged him with a knife, stabbing him twice in the chest, striking his heart and lung.

Bowen then fled on foot.

Bowen is represented by attorney John Cardiff.

  • Anonymous

    WHAT DOES IT MATTER IF RAMIREZ HAD A RAP SHEET OR NOT? THE POINT OF THE MATTER IS HE WAS A VICTIM!! HE GOT MURDERED!!!!!!!

    WHAT IS GOING TO BE DONE ABOUT ALL THIS VIOLENCE???????

  • Who ever write these stories for the Chelsea record is so ignorant! Just because these young guys get killed they automatically go to ” its related to drugs”, learn what happened first, whether the guy had a rap sheet or not!!!

  • I’d really like to know more than suspected domestic violence!! What is being done to determine who strangled Mr. Allen? He didn’t strangle himself. Who is this person of interest?

  • FRED ALLEN WAS MY LIFE LONG FRIEND. I’D REALLY LIKE TO READ MORE THAN HOMICIDE , SUSPECTED DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. JUST HOW MUCH IS BEING PUT INTO THIS ONGOING INVESTIGATION? IF IT’S ANYTHING LIKE THIS ARTICLE, IT’S VERY LITTLE. FRED LIVED LARGE AND DESERVES MORE THAN THIS PIECE. THIS READS LIKE AN AFTER THOUGHT AND FRED WAS EVERYTHING BUT….

  • Anonymous

    My Beloved ERIC ALLEN…….. Best Friend and Confident. (Frederick Allen lll) 26 yrs. ago we met and loved and continued to …I spoke to you with utmost concern for your safety until the end. Stacy(ey) deserves the gas… but in fair Ma. I believe it is not to be. RIP Dear Friend you are ineffably missed and loved always. KRS.

  • Anonymous

    Hello and I am sorry we meet in such a time, as this… my Eric is soaring with eagles and painting the sky.

  • Anonymous

    Why was it not mentioned that the home of the Murder is the home of Chelsea City Councillor PAULA BARTON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Who is a SLUMLORD

  • Anonymous

    Why is it not mentioned that the house on 170 Bellingham was owned by Chelsea City Councilor and reported SLUMLORD PAULA BARTON!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would to know more info about that

  • Anonymous

    Why is it not mentioned that the home @170 Bellingham st where a murder happened is owned by CHELSEA CITY COUNCILOR AND WELL KNOWN SLUMLOERD PAULA BARTON!!!!!!!!!!!!! i WOULD LIKE TO HEAR MORE ABOUT THAT

  • Anonymous

    Why was it not mentioned that the home of the murder@170 Bellingham was owned by CHELSEA CITY COUNCILOR AND WELL KNOWN SLUMLORD PAULA BARTON!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would like to know more avbout that wouldnt you?


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