Teen charged with threats sentenced to 2.5 years, probation

Sep 10, 2019

Domenic Albanese, the 19-year-old charged with multiple threats to fast food restaurants on Cranberry Highway in summer 2018, pled guilty to all charges and has been sentenced to two and a half years in the Dedham House of Corrections, followed by five years of probation.

For the three charges stemming from his three phoned-in threats to Wendy’s, Burger King, and McDonald’s, Albanese was sentenced to two and a half years in the House of Corrections. All the sentences will be served concurrently, and Albanese was given credit for the 335 days he has already spent in custody. 

Albanese was sentenced to the Dedham location at the request of his defense attorney.

For the charge of witness intimidation, Albanese was sentenced to five years of probation, beginning when he is released from the House of Corrections. The judge imposed a number of conditions that he must follow while on probation: Albanese must abstain from drugs and alcohol and submit to random tests, stay away from and avoid contacting the restaurants he threatened and his ex-girlfriend, who was the witness he intimidated, wear a GPS monitor, possess no firearms, and submit to a psychiatric screening and comply with treatment. Additionally, the judge ordered Albanese to find a place in a residential treatment program run by the Department of Mental Health and reside there for at least two years, at which point the condition could be reviewed by the courts. 

If Albanese violates the conditions of his probation, he could be sentenced to up to 10 years of incarceration.

The prosecutor, Vanessa Madge, had asked the judge for a sentence of six to eight years in state prison followed by five years probation.

The judge said that he had weighed Albanese’s youth alongside a psychiatrist’s evaluation that he posed a risk to others. In her report, the psychiatrist noted that Albanese seemed to be at “particular risk for violence recidivism if released.” The judge said he believed that Albanese would do best in an environment with a lot of structure, which informed his sentence.