A guy who was already sitting in jail without bail on charges he opened fire on Blue Hill Avenue last summer, killing Dawnn Jaffier and injuring another woman a few blocks away, will continue to sit in jail awaiting trial following his arraignment on a murder indictment by a Suffolk County grand jury.
Keith Williams, 19, was arraigned today in Suffolk Superior Court on a charge of first-degree murder, which will mean life without parole if he's convicted. Clerk Magistrate Gary Wilson agreed with a request from the Suffolk County District Attorney's office to keep Williams behind bars without bail pending the outcome of his trial. According to the DA's office:
[Assistant District Attorney Mark] Lee told the court that shortly after 8:00 a.m. on Aug. 23, Williams stood in the area of Blue Hill Avenue and McClellan Street - where crowds had gathered to watch the J’ouvert Parade portion of the Caribbean Festival - and fired numerous shots from a .357 caliber revolver down Blue Hill Avenue in the direction of Charlotte Street.
Jaffier, who was standing with friends on Blue Hill Avenue, was struck in the head and killed; a second victim was struck in the leg as she sat a few blocks away near the intersection of Blue Hill Avenue and American Legion Highway.
Williams fled on foot with two other men. He was observed hiding the revolver in the yard of a home on Drummond Street and continued walking a short distance on Drummond Street before Boston Police stopped him and his companions based on witness descriptions, prosecutors said.