Former State Trooper From Belmont Will Remain Behind Bars Before Trial
John Analetto was seeking to be released before extortion trial.
John Analetto, the Belmont resident who was arrested more than a year ago for extortion and threatening to kill a local bookie, will not be let out of jail before this trial after a judge noted that Analetto's own psychiatrist had "reservations" about him being released out into the public.
Analetto, who was suspended without pay as a Massachusetts State Police officer since his Dec. 31, 2011 arrest, was denied his request to be released as Judge George A O’Toole, Jr. ordered him detained until his trial, according to an article in the Boston Herald.
O’Toole wrote that Dr. Robert H. Gray, who was hired by Analetto's lawyers, said last year that Analetto should rather “undergo inpatient psychiatric therapy, possibly in a locked facility” if released.
The 19-year veteran of the State Police before his arrest faces up to 20 years in federal prision if convicted of extortion.