Third person charged in connection with East Boston man's murder

Demetrius Cast, 20, of Everett, was arraigned today on charges that include armed robbery in connection with the pot deal turned murder that left Duncan Ketter's body on the street at Orleans and Marginal streets on Sunday, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Cast was arraigned in his hospital bed at Mass. General, where he has been since the incident, which authorities say started when a friend of Ketter's arranged to sell pot to a 16-year-old and ended when Thorus O'Brien sprung up from the back of the SUV the kid, Ketter and the alleged pot seller were in, demanded the pot and, when an argument began, started shooting.

According to prosecutors, Cast was in the back seat with the victims when O'Brien fired and was struck in the arm.

A judge set bail at $350,000, but Cast won't be going anywhere but jail after he gets out of the hospital if he can make bail, because his bail on outstanding charges out of Malden and Woburn was revoked, the DA's office reports.

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How much pot was it? A

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How much pot was it? A mother load or chump change? Youth stuck on stupid. Is it really worth it? For what? To buy a pair of sneakers or an iPhone? To buy more weed? Now someone's dead over it. And no. Don't expect all kids to learn a lesson by this incident. It's peer mob mentality at its best no matter what the circumstances are.

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Pot

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Why is a 16 year old buying pot. Can't the parents buy it for him since it's legal in MA?

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Not sure it matters

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Clearly, no one can legally buy or sell pot while the legislators work through who will get licensed and how they’ll be taxed. But ask yourself: do people kill to get something because they can’t get it at a store or do they kill for it because it would otherwise cost them money and can easily be turned into money?

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willing to bet

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there have been more marijuana related murders than cocaine or heroin related murders in the last 5-10 years?

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No way. I'm willing to bet

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No way. I'm willing to bet the contrary. Maybe more murders by people under the influence of alcohol.

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on opiates i agree

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definitely more victims of overdoses and burglaries but im talking about stick a gun in your face and kill you murder. people used to get shot during the crack epidemic but its weed that has the bullets flying these day.

sorry for this kids life being caught short. rip

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Huh!?

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Can you share some of the primo stuff you are tokin on? You cannot possibly be this dense or crass if you are trying to make a funny.

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I work in law enforcement

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And I can tell you that the overwhelming number of drug related homicides, at least at the state level, involve marijuana. People are surprised by this but it's true. Actually every drug related homicide I've worked on in the past 15 years has involved weed. Think it's probably because the risk is perceived as pretty low and the profits are high (no pun intended), so tons of normal people get involved in selling it and don't realize that there are a lot of people willing to stick a gun in their face over a little bit of weed. Also they also sometimes don't realize they're stepping on the toes of much bigger dealers and get killed over it.

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Eastie Pot Supplier?

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Who's the Eastie girl dealer and who's her supplier?

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On Bail? Don't care. Still up to the same old tricks...

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September 21, 2017
At 11:00 a.m. Everett Police Criminal Investigation Unit detectives Nicholas Crowell, Kenneth Kelley, Sergeant William Fox, Sergeant Larry Jedrey and Malden Police detectives and the State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Unit executed a warrant at ## Fuller Street. The detectives seized two semi automatic firearms, ammunition, marijuana, 7 cell phones, a digital scale, $595 U.S. Currency and various classes of narcotics. As a result of the warrant, two individuals were taken into custody. Cesar Rivera, age 18 of Everett was arrested on a warrant and taken to Malden Police Department for processing.
Demetrius Cast, age 20 of Everett was charged with 2 counts of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, 2 counts of Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession of Class D Substance Marijuana With Intent to Distribute, 2 counts of Possession of a Class E Narcotics and 2 counts of Possession With Intent to Distribute Park/Playground Zone. Both suspects were arraigned in Malden District Court on Thursday September 21, 2017.
https://www.facebook.com/EverettPoliceMa/posts/1590218367688376#

July 06 2017
Demetrius Cast Jr., 20, 15 Fuller St., Everett, was arrested on a warrant.
http://www.everettindependent.com/2017/08/09/police-briefs-08-09-2017/

July 8 2016
Demetrius Cast of ## Fuller St., Everett, was charged with using a motor vehicle with-out authority.
http://advocatenews.net/arh/2016/220716/m/files/assets/basic-html/page14...

May 11 2016 , 3:25 p.m.
Demetrius Cast, of ## Fuller St., Everett, was arrested and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
https://patch.com/massachusetts/malden/malden-arrest-logs-0

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