Two teenagers are behind bars for their alleged roles in a robbery turned murder in East Boston Sunday afternoon.
According to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office, Duncan Ketter, 21, of East Boston, tagged along with a woman who'd agreed to sell some pot to a 16-year-old Sunday, only to wind up fatally shot in a small SUV, his body dumped out at Orleans and Marginal streets.
The juvenile allegedly brought Ketter and the female into a vehicle to exchange the marijuana for cash. Unbeknownst to Ketter or the woman, however, Thorus O’Brien was hidden in the rear cargo area of the vehicle. O’Brien allegedly revealed himself as the vehicle was in motion, producing a firearm and demanding marijuana from the woman and Ketter. When he met with verbal resistance, O’Brien allegedly fired, fatally injuring Ketter. The group allegedly threw Ketter and the woman from the vehicle onto the street.
O'Brien, 18, of Brockton, arrested yesterday, was ordered held without bail on charges of murder, armed robbery and unlawfully carrying a loaded firearm at his arraignment today in East Boston Municipal Court.
The younger teen, also arrested yesterday, was arraigned as a juvenile yesterday on charges of delinquency for armed robbery and armed assault with intent to rob. His bail was set at $100,000.