Three men, Eric Barnes, 29, of Dorchester, Kenneth Sales, 24, of Roxbury, and Tyronne Seams, 27, of Dorchester, were indicted Friday, April 11, on charges of first-degree murder and armed robbery in connection with the March 5, 2013, shooting death of Brousseau Normil, 20, at 7 Langdon Street in Roxbury.
A fourth defendant, Brianna Erickson, 23, of Roxbury has been arraigned in Roxbury Municipal Court for armed robbery in connection with Normil’s death.
Below is the press release from the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office.
BOSTON, April 14, 2014—Boston Police arrested a Dorchester man on murder charges this weekend after Suffolk County Grand Jury returned indictments against him and two co-defendants for murder and other offenses in the shooting death last year of 20-year-old Brousseau Normil, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley and Police Commissioner William Evans said today.
Boston Police arrested ERIC BARNES (D.O.B. 6/10/85) of Dorchester on Saturday in connection with Normil’s 2013 shooting death. He, KENNETH SALES (D.O.B. 4/25/90) of Roxbury, and TYRONNE SEAMS (D.O.B. 3/6/86) of Dorchester were indicted Friday on charges of first-degree murder and armed robbery. Sales is additionally charged with unlawful possession of a firearm; a fourth defendant, BRIANNA ERICKSON (D.O.B. 10/27/91) of Roxbury, was indicted for armed robbery, an offense for which she has already been arraigned in Roxbury Municipal Court.
Barnes is expected to be arraigned on the indictments tomorrow in Suffolk Superior Court. Sales and Seams are currently held on unrelated charges in Maine and Rhode Island respectively; they are expected to be returned to Massachusetts for arraignment at an undetermined future date. Erickson is currently held on high bail on her municipal court case; her Superior Court arraignment has likewise not yet been scheduled.
Boston Police responded to the area of 7 Langdon St. in Roxbury on the afternoon of March 5, 2013, after a witness reported seeing a body inside. The witness reported that he had seen the car parked in the same spot all day long on the day prior.
The preliminary investigation revealed that the man was Normil, a resident of Cambridge, and that he had rented the vehicle some time earlier. He was deceased when investigators arrived at the scene and pathologists determined that he had suffered a fatal gunshot wound. Continued investigation by detectives on the street and prosecutors in the Suffolk County Grand Jury developed evidence that he had been shot during the course of an armed robbery.
Normil’s homicide is the second from 2013 to yield arrests in 2014. JAVAINE WATSON (D.O.B. 10/11/90) and ANDREW ROBERTSON (D.O.B. 6/9/76) were charged in January and February with the December 2013 shooting death of Romeo McCubbin in Dorchester.
Assistant District Attorney Mark Lee, deputy chief of the DA’s Homicide Unit, led the grand jury investigation into Normil’s slaying. Jennifer Sears is the assigned victim-witness advocate.