Former Pelham police chief’s sentencing set for Oct. 5

  • Edward Fleury listens to the court read off the verdict of his trial in Hampshire Superior Court Thursday afternoon.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

NORTHAMPTON – The former Pelham Police Chief convicted of improperly storing guns in his home remains hospitalized as a second sentencing date passed in Hampshire Superior Court Wednesday.

Fleury was expected to be sentenced on Sept. 22 but was hospitalized hours before the hearing.

Assistant Northwestern District Attorney Matthew Thomas told Judge Daniel Ford that day that Fleury had not taken his insulin and police and emergency responders were called to his Pelham home.

At the time, Fleury’s attorney Elizabeth Rodriguez-Ross and the prosecutor settled on Wednesday as an alternative date. A new sentencing date has now been scheduled for Oct. 5 in Hampden Superior Court in Springfield. 

A jury found Fleury guilty earlier this month of 12 counts of improperly storing a firearm and not guilty on 10 of the same charges. Eleven of the guilty verdicts were reached on guns police said were found improperly stored in the attic space. The final guilty verdict was on a gun found in a study at the home.

Fleury was charged with 22 counts of improperly storing a firearm stemming from a September 2014 search of his home. The charge of improperly storing a large capacity firearm, which is all but one of the counts in Fleury’s case, carries a one year minimum, ten year maximum sentence in prison.