Timothy Hearns and Ramon Silvelo-Miles, both 24, today pleaded guilty to manslaughter for gunning down Jaewon Martin, 14, on a Bromley-Heath basketball court in a gang feud the young teen had nothing to do with, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that a wiretapped statement by an H-Block associate charged with murdering a young teen in a feud with the rival Heath Street gang can be used against him because H-Block is involved with the sort of "organized crime" for which state law allows wiretaps.
A Boston Juvenile Court judge today set bail of $250,000 for two teens charged with shooting a third at the Jamaica Plain housing complex yesterday, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Should the younger of the two - 15 - somehow make bail, he still would be forced to remain in DYS custody, because Judge Paul Lewis also granted a request from prosecutors... Read more
UPDATE: Two suspects arrested, one at Huntington and South Huntington with a gun, the other at Parker and Alleghany, where Angie V. was able to watch the action (above) out her window.
Shortly before 10 p.m. No victim on the scene, but evidence of at least three shots fired - including a bullet that wound up inside 154 Heath St. A gun was also recovered.
A Braintree man associated with Jamaica Plain's Heath Street gang was ordered held in lieu of $75,000 bail today on charges he shot somebody on the home turf of the rival H-Block gang on Friday after he allegedly tried but failed to shoot somebody else on the same street the night before, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Prosecutors had asked for bail... Read more
UPDATE: Reactions from the DA's office and the victim's family in the comments below.
The Supreme Judicial Court today ordered a new trial for Lamory Gray, ruling the Heath Street gang member got an unfair trial before he was convicted of murdering somebody he thought was a member of the rival H-Block gang in 2006.
The court ruled a rap video, in which Gray... Read more
Jamie tweeted around 8:30 p.m.:
20+ shots fired by Jackson SQ: Heath, Terrace, Parker blocked off. Police dogs out.
Stanley Staco tweets that happened about 15 minutes earlier before a similar massive outpouring of lead a few blocks north on Terrace Street:
Gun Battle btw 2 Cars (over 20 shots Fired), folks runnin, 166 Terrace St, 1 Vict Shot & Down... Read more
The 19-year-old was taken to Beth Israel Hospital and is expected to survive, police say, adding officers on patrol in the area at the time reported hearing shots coming from the direction of Bickford Street.
Updated Wednesday morning.
Boston Police report a man was shot in the stomach around 2:15 p.m. at 170 Heath St. The man, who was found at 154 Heath, was taken to Brigham and Women's Hospital and is expected to survive.
Timothy Hearns, 20, will be arraigned this afternoon in Roxbury District Court on charges he gunned down the young honor student at a Bromley-Heath basketball court on May 8.
Hearns is also charged with shooting a 15-year-old on the court with Martin, according to Boston Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office.
Hearns was arrested today. In a statement, District Attorney Dan Conley said:... Read more
The Globe interviews the mother of the teen injured in the gunfire that killed Jaewon Martin at a Bromley-Heath basketball court on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Tom Menino, Police Commissioner Ed Davis and DA Dan Conley are asking the public for help to find his killer and say they're stepping up patrols in the area and cracking down on known "impact players."... Read more
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