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BROCKTON – A Duxbury man and convicted killer has been committed to Bridgewater State Hospital after a judge agreed with the Commonwealth that he was incompetent to stand trial and a danger to society, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz has announced.
William Restucci (7/1/61) was sentenced to 15 to 20 years in prison after he pleaded guilty in 1995 to voluntary manslaughter charges in the death of a man outside a Boston bar. Restucci was released from prison on December 30, 2013.
On October 27, 2014, Marshfield Police tasered Restucci after a patrolman noticed Restucci acting suspicious, carrying a black bag and walking up the driveway of a stranger’s Marshfield home. Restucci identified himself as “Prince William Restucci” to the Marshfield officer and the officer proceeded to check him for weapons. On Restucci, police found a diamond-cut butcher knife with an 8-inch serrated blade concealed in his pants. When the officer attempted to handcuff him, Restucci resisted arrest and police tasered him. Restucci was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, trespassing, resisting arrest, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and carrying a weapon.
In August, 2015, Bridgewater State Hospital lost their petition to commit Restucci and Judge Rosemary Minehan had Restucci sent to Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital, which did not petition to commit him. That is when the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office intervened and petitioned to commit Restucci, due to the fact that he was believed to be a danger to himself and others and that he needed the strict security of Bridgewater State Hospital.
“Utilizing the Bridgewater State Hospital doctor who had treated Mr. Restucci as well as many other witnesses, we showed just how dangerous and ill he was, and currently still is,” DA Cruz said. “This commitment was necessary for Mr. Restucci and necessary for the safety of the public.”
Following three days of testimony in Plymouth District Court that ended Monday, Judge James Sullivan committed Restucci to six months to Bridgewater State Hospital, the maximum amount of time allowed under the law. After the commitment expires in six months, Restucci can then be recommitted yearly.
Assistant District Attorney Patricia Reilly, prosecuted the case.