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 … Read more →

Three Indicted in March 2013 Killing of Brosseau Normil

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, … Read more →

Eric Barnes Released Pending Trial

A Dorchester man who was arrested for the March 2013 shooting death of 20-year-old Cambridge resident Brousseau Normil has been released on his own recognizance by a Suffolk County Superior Court judge. Eric Barnes, 29, was granted a motion for reduction of bail by Regional Administrative Judge Jeffrey A. Locke yesterday. Under the conditions of … Read more →

Eric Barnes

  • Arrested: April 14, 2014
  • Age: 29
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Black

Charges dropped in the March 5, 2013, death of Brousseau Normil.