A Suffolk Superior Court jury today acquitted Lakeisha Gadson of charges of involuntary manslaughter, reckless endangerment of a child, improper storage of a firearm and unlawful possession of a firearm, but did find her guilty of misleading a police officer following the death of her son in 2007.
Jayquann McConnico today admitted he left a loaded gun in his bedroom that a 7-year-old relative used to kill his brother Liquarry last summer, the Suffolk County DA's office reports.
McConnico, himself only 16, was committed to DYS until he turns 21. He was also sentenced to four to six years in prison for manslaughter and 2 1/2 years in jail for lying to police.... Read more
The father of Liquarry Jefferson, the little boy accidentally shot to death last year, was one of two men arrested yesterday for a pair of brazen convenience-store holdups last month, Boston Police report.
Liquarry's father, 28, and also named Liquarry, and Nazareth Perkins, 37, were both captured on in-store video, according to Boston Police, who say they are looking for at... Read more
This Sunday, there's going to be a "Man Up for Liquarry Jefferson Accountability March" from Grove Hall to City Hall, to try to get black men to take more responsibility for stopping violence in inner-city Boston (starts at 11 a.m.; it's named for the little boy shot by a cousin with an illegal gun a family member left lying around).
I didn't read about... Read more
UPDATE: Gadson acquitted on the most serious charges.
Lakeisha Gadson, and her son, Jayquan McConnico, 16, were formally charged today with involuntary manslaughter - and lying to investigators about how Liquarry Jefferson, 8, died.
Although police still say the person who actually fired the gun that killed Liquarry was his 7-year-old cousin, prosecutors charge Gadson and McConnico are equally to blame, because they stored... Read more
Antonia Gadson, aunt of accidentally shot-to-death Liquarry Jefferson, was arraigned today in Suffolk Superior Court on gun possession and drug trafficking charges related to the aftermath of a still unsolved 2006 murder, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office announced:
The charges against Gadson stem from the May 30, 2006, homicide of Dwayne Turnbow next to his car a short distance from Gadson's residence. Evidence... Read more
Good, sad, frustrating story in the Globe today that looks at the poor kid's short life in an awful family and environment in Grove Hall, despite some fairly intensive - and expensive - efforts by social workers to help.
... In Grove Hall, police have said that 2.4 percent of the area's 19,000 residents cause most of the serious crime. Many of those people,... Read more
Karl is looking at the media when he asks the question after watching the extensive coverage of the Liquarry (Laquarrie?) Jefferson case:
... I don't understand why a child's murder is manipulated by the media to be more tragic than the murder of a 20-50 year old. Death is death ... and if the victim was in fact a victim (innocent bystander versus gang... Read more
It hurts my heart to hear that because I witnessed how good of a kid Laquarrie was. My little sister attended school with him and played with him after school. I was playing basketball with him one day. He did not have a good shot... Read more
Update: Investigators now say a 7-year-old cousin playing with an illegal gun shot him, the Herald reports. See the comments for a statement from the DA.
Laquarrie Jefferson was shot to death shortly after 11 p.m. last night at 266 Seaver St., when three men burst into his apartment and opened fire.
"I am stunned and saddened by the news of Laquarrie's death,"... Read more