Man indicted in ex-girlfriend's killing

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A man accused of killing his former girlfriend in Edgewood earlier this year has been indicted on a charge of first-degree murder.

The statewide grand jury returned the count against Michael Marrapese, 40, on July 29, according to the office of Attorney General Peter F. Neronha. He remains held without bail, and his arraignment is scheduled for Aug. 21 in Superior Court in Providence.

Lauren Ise, 29, was found dead at her Bay View Avenue apartment on the morning of March 13. Cranston Police had responded to the scene for a well-being check after receiving information from Providence Police, Maj. Todd Patalano said at the time, and “immediate signs of foul play” were observed.

Marrapese was quickly identified as a suspect and was arrested later that day after being located on Cranston Street in Providence.

After the arrest, Cranston Police said they were “familiar with the suspect and victim” due to prior calls for service to the Bay View Avenue address, including domestic disturbances involving Marrapese and Ise.

Cranston Police records show Marrapese was arrested at the Bay View Avenue address on Feb. 16 on a charge of disorderly conduct. Online court records indicate he pleaded no contest to the charge on March 4 and received a six-month suspended sentence with six months of probation. Marrapese subsequently took out a restraining order against Ise.

Michael Marrapese is the son of the late Frank “Bobo” Marrapese Jr., who was a capo under New England crime boss Raymond L.S. Patriarca. “Bobo” Marrapese died in 2017 at age 74 while serving a sentence at the Adult Correctional Institutions for his role in an illegal gambling ring.

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