By Aren LeBrun
On Wednesday a jury at Suffolk County Superior Court began its second full day of deliberations on the Commonwealth’s charges of two counts of murder against Keon Monteiro, 26, of Quincy.
The prosecution, led by Assistant District Attorney Craig Iannini, claims that on the afternoon of Nov. 28, 2012, the defendant shot and killed Victor Otoadese, 21, and Sean Repetto, 25, on Batchelder and Longmeadow streets in Dorchester. On Thursday, May 16, 2013, members of the Boston Police Fugitive Unit located and arrested Monteiro in Quincy after a warrant was issued out of Roxbury District Court.
Monteiro, represented by attorney John Tardif, pleaded not guilty to the charges in court following his arrest.
According to the testimony of emergency medical technician Nicholas Camacho, both victims died from gunshot wounds to the head. Lieutenant Richard Driscoll of the Boston Police Department testified that he responded to the scene immediately after the shooting took place, finding Otoadese and Repetto lying in the street, unable to move.
“I called for ‘full notifications’,” said Driscoll, citing a term used among police and EMTs to alert the hospital and police department of a victim’s imminent death. “Both people were either dead or near-dead to the point where there was no helping them.”
Both victims were transported to area hospitals, where Otoadese died shortly afterward. A few days later, Repetto succumbed to his injuries as well.
After hearing closing arguments Monday, the jury entered deliberations on the charges of first-degree murder, the mandatory sentence for which is life in prison without the opportunity for parole. A verdict has not yet been determined.