McKinley Archie, 15, was ordered held without bail at his arraignment today for the death of 18-year-old Anthony Woodbridge on Warren Street in Dudley Square yesterday morning, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Judge David Poole ordered Archie - to be tried as an adult - held after hearing assistant District Attorney Craig Iannini recount the basic case against him: That the teen was in a car with two adults around 9:50 a.m. when the car stopped outside 55 Warren, Archie got out and stabbed Woodbridge in the chest.
An adult also exited the vehicle and intervened. She pulled McKinley away from the victim and back into the car, which left the area. Witnesses provided the car’s license plate to investigators and identified McKinley from a photo array, leading to his arrest late yesterday afternoon.
The Globe reports Iannini said the adult was Archie's mother.
Because of this and other outbreaks of violence since July 4th, Mayor Walsh and BPD officials met today with religious and community leaders from Mattapan, Roxbury and Dorchester. Among the concrete steps: Opening up BCYF community centers in the neighborhoods later in the evening to provide teens and families a place to go - and ensuring a police officer is stationed at each center during the later hours. Officials also agreed to try to develop programs for kids who are too old for summer camp or too young for a city-sponsored job.