Cape & Islands District Attorney Robert Galibois announced on Wednesday that a jury returned guilty verdicts against 36-year-old Nicholas Galanto relating to the May 19, 2019, homicide of 28-year-old Brenden Flynn, and the physical attack on another adult male, in the town of Barnstable.
At approximately 10:38 p.m., Barnstable Police received a 911 call reporting a stabbing that had occurred at the Village Green Park in Hyannis. It was reported that there had been an altercation between two males that resulted in one party being stabbed with a knife. That party was transported to Cape Cod Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Upon further investigation, it was reported that another adult male was present at the time of the stabbing. That second male victim described Galanto swinging a knife at him and Flynn. The second male victim was able to defend himself and render first aid to Flynn.
Galanto has been convicted on the charges of Murder in the 2nd degree, Assault & Battery with a dangerous weapon, and Assault with a dangerous weapon.
Galanto was sentenced by the Barnstable Superior Court to 4- 4 1⁄2 years for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon on the second male victim. Additionally, the court sentenced Galanto to life in prison from and after the sentence imposed on the assault charge. It was decided by the court that Galanto will not be eligible for parole until he has served 20 years of his murder sentence.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Michael Donovan, Assistant District Attorney Dana Hatchell and Victim/ Witness Assistant Deborah McCoy.