Arraignment of 2001 murder suspect postponed again

Dec 20, 2021

The arraignment of one-time Dartmouth resident David Reed for the 20-year-old murder of his half sister has been postponed because Reed has been exposed to Covid-19, the Bristol County District Attorney’s office announced Sunday, Dec. 19.

Reed had been scheduled for arraignment on charges of murder and armed robbery Monday, Dec. 20 in connection with the March 2001 killing of Rose Marie Moniz in her New Bedford home.

The arraingment was also postponed the previous week due to exposure to Covid-19.

As of press time, a new date has yet to be scheduled by the Fall River Superior Court.

The murder arraignment will be handled by Deputy District Attorney William McCauley and Assistant District Attorney Caleb Weiner.