Keron Pierre, formerly of Mattapan, is scheduled for arraignment today on charges he gunned down three people outside a Mt. Ida Road house party on March 29, 2009, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Pierre fled not long after the deaths of Shacora Gaines, Chantal Palmer, and Anthony Peoples. Authorities tracked him to Trinidad, where he was arrested on marijuana-possession charges and then held in a Trinidadian prison - from which he fought extradition to the U.S., alleging the possibility he could face life without parole amounted to "cruel and unusual punishment."
Last September, however, a Trinidadian judge denied a request to stay his extradition, the Trinidad Express reported:
"This is not a case of a man involved in a mercy killing," [the judge] said. "This is not a man who killed in self-defence."
Pierre appealed, but then gave up and was flown back to Boston last week, the DA's office reports.
The three victims - plus a fourth person - had left the party, but returned to pick up a friend. Police say that Pierre and some pals blocked their car, got into an argument with them and then Pierre took out a gun and began firing into their car.
A second man, Nigel Nichols of Brockton, faces accessory charges for allegedly driving Pierre away from the scene. He also face gun charges - he was released on bail and then arrested in Mattapan.