Woman shot and killed in the South End

A woman was fatally shot at 18 Lattimore Court in the South End early in the morning of Saturday, November 1.

Boston police officers, responding to a radio call for shots fired, discovered a female victim suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim, believed to be in her late thirties, was transported to Boston Medical Center, where she was later pronounced dead.

BPD’s full statement is below:
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Darison Pujols Shot and Killed in Hyde Park

Darison Pujols, 23, was fatally shot in Hyde Park Saturday, November 4. Boston police officers responded to a radio call for a person shot at 226 Margaretta Drive, and found two male victims suffering from gunshot wounds. The injuries of the second victim were not life-threatening.

Boston police have arrested 53-year-old Troy Adams of Roxbury in connection with the shooting.

BPD’s full statement is below:
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Ryan Morrissey Fatally Shot in Charlestown

A teenaged boy was fatally shot in Charlestown on the night of Tuesday, November 4.

The Boston Globe identified him as Ryan Morrissey, citing a post on the Facebook page of St. Clement School in Medford. Morrissey was a student at the school.

Charlestown police officers responded to a radio call for a person shot at about 9:40 pm. Officers found a 17-year-old male suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. The victim was transported to Mass General Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

BPD’s full statement is below:
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Audilia DaVeiga, 33, shot and killed in Dorchester

A woman was fatally shot on Bowdoin Street in Dorchester on the afternoon of Saturday, November 8. Boston police responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 45 Bowdoin Street.

The victim, Audilia DaVeiga, 33, of Boston, was pronounced dead on the scene. The cause and manner of her death have not yet been determined.

Police named DeVeiga’s boyfriend, Paulo Rosa, as a suspect in the case, but he was found dead hours later, according to WBZ NewsRadio. Read more

Maria Sanchez Dies After Dorchester Stabbing

Maria Sanchez, 26, of Mattapan, was stabbed at about 4:45 a.m. on Saturday, October 18 at 188 Washington Street in Dorchester, according to Boston Police.

Boston police said Sanchez was transported to Boston Medical Center, where she was later pronounced dead.

Police are still actively investigating the incident.

A full press release from BPD is after the jump.
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Man found dead in Roxbury fire had stab wounds

A man who died in a Roxbury fire on October 10 had suffered multiple stab wounds, police reported.

Members of the Boston Fire Department found the male victim inside the dwelling. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by Boston EMS, police said.

After further investigation, police has revealed that the victim is 69-year-old Santo Alcadio Bernabel, of Hazelton, PA.

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Man killed by stabbing in Dorchester

A man was found stabbed in the area of 5 Ames Street in Dorchester Sunday midnight, police said.

According to police, the victim, whose identity has not been released, was stabbed at about 12:04 a.m.

Responding officers found the man with apparent stab wounds, police said. The victim was taken to Boston Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.

Police said there was no further information on the incident Wednesday afternoon.

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Murder Case Collapses After Key Witness Dies in Jail

Prosecutors have dropped a first-degree murder charge against Eric Barnes, 29, of Dorchester after a young woman named Brianna L. Erickson, a central witness in the case, died in jail. Authorities say the death was a suicide, but a close family friend says Erickson was distressed and feared for her safety.

The evidence developed thus far by Boston Police homicide detectives and the district attorney’s office is that [Erickson’s death] was a non-homicide,” said Jake M. Wark, a spokesman for the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, adding that his department pays special attention to deaths in custody.

Wark also said he has not obtained any information that Erickson was intimidated in jail.

Obviously, if there was an allegation for that, we would look into it,” he said.

The testimony of Erickson, 22, who died while in South Bay House of Correction on May 8, 2014, was considered critical for Barnes’ trial to proceed. While the official investigation into her death is ongoing, the district attorney’s office said all evidence points to her taking her own life.
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2 Plead Guilty in Gang-Related Murder

Two Boston men charged with first-degree murder are facing prison terms in connection with a 2010 gang feud that left a middle school athlete dead.

Timothy Hearns, 24, and Ramano Silvelo-Miles, 24, pleaded guilty to reduced charges of manslaughter in a Suffolk Superior Courtroom Thursday after admitting their role in the slaying of 14-year-old Jaewon Martin on a basketball court four years earlier.
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Week Ahead

Each week, Homicide Watch brings you a list of upcoming hearings in the cases we follow. All cases are heard at Suffolk Superior Court, located at 3 Pemberton Square in Boston, Mass.

On Tuesday, Sept. 2, Martin A. Jiminez, 44, will appear before a jury in a murder trial for the death of 33-year-old Melissa A. Hardy in June 2013.

Brian MacDonald, 26, charged with the murder of 21-year-old Anthony Spaulding in January 2013, will appear for a motion to continue trial hearing.

On Thursday, Sept. 4, Elias Sanchez, 44, accused of killing 29-year-old Edwin M. Santos in November 2013, will appear for a midpoint pretrial hearing.

Elias’ 17-year-old son Angel R. Sanchez and his 33-year-old brother Gabriel Sanchez, both of whom are implicated in the murder, will appear for midpoint pretrial hearings as well.

Please remember that all hearings are subject to change, even at the last minute. To confirm the time and date of homicide trial hearings, call the criminal clerk’s office at (617) 788-8160.