Man Convicted for a 1991 Police Car-Bombing Seeks Early Release
BOSTON — A former Quincy man serving a 37-year sentence in the 1991 car bombing death of a Boston police officer is seeking compassionate release because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Alfred Trenkler was convicted of building a remote-controlled bomb containing several sticks of dynamite and helping his friend, Thomas Shay Jr., plant it under the driver’s seat of Shay’s father’s car in the area of 39 Eastbourne St. in Roslindale.
The device exploded as bomb squad officers were examining it, killing 23-year department veteran Officer Jeremiah J. Hurley Jr., 50, and injuring his partner on Oct. 28, 1991.
Investigators said Trenkler and Shay were trying to kill Shay’s father for insurance money.