Perez re-arraigned for 2013 murder after key witness returns

By Alec Cheung The man accused of killing Edward Villalona in March of 2013 has been re-arraigned on murder charges. Yerri Perez, 24, was ordered held without bail after a Friday indictment for the first-degree murder of Villalona, who was shot and killed on March 31, 2013, which was also Easter day. Perez was first … Read more →

Accused killer of Edward Villalona had history of gun crimes

Yerri Perez, the 22-year-old Medford man accused of fatally shooting Edward Villalona in March, had a history of gun-related convictions, according to police reports. Prosecutors claim Perez shot the 33-year-old Villalona during a confrontation on Mindon Street in Roxbury around 8:30 a.m. on March 31. He was arrested in August and pleaded innocent to all … Read more →

Yerri Perez

Suspected in the March 31, 2013, death of Edward Villalona.