A paroled killer’s “Obama” bumper sticker was the break that helped cops nab the man accused of the cold-blooded murder of a Tedeschi’s convenience store clerk, jurors in Edward Corliss’ murder trial learned yesterday.How far has Obama fallen that even his murderous supporters pretend to have nothing to do with him?
“It struck me as odd,” state parole officer Kevin Devlin testified yesterday in Suffolk Superior Court about the campaign sticker plastered on the back of parolee Corliss’ white Plymouth Acclaim.
“He’s a guy from Somerville, so I was surprised he was supporting Obama,” Devlin said.
“I made a joke about it. He said it was on the car when they bought it.”
Corliss is on trial for the murder of Surendra Dangol, a 39-year-old immigrant from Nepal and Jamaica Plain convenience store clerk who was gunned down on the day after Christmas in 2009.All vehicles with Obama bumper stickers should be considered suspect by now.
At that time, Corliss, now 65, was on parole after serving part of a life sentence for killing a Salisbury store clerk in 1971.
After the shocking 2009 execution, Devlin learned police were looking for a car exactly like his parolee’s and dropped the dime that led cops to Corliss. Police said security video images of the robber’s getaway car show the same Obama-touting vehicle.