Demetrius Cast, 20, of Everett, was arraigned today on charges that include armed robbery in connection with the pot deal turned murder that left Duncan Ketter's body on the street at Orleans and Marginal streets on Sunday, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Cast was arraigned in his hospital bed at Mass. General, where he has been since the incident, which authorities say started when a friend of Ketter's arranged to sell pot to a 16-year-old and ended when Thorus O'Brien sprung up from the back of the SUV the kid, Ketter and the alleged pot seller were in, demanded the pot and, when an argument began, started shooting.
According to prosecutors, Cast was in the back seat with the victims when O'Brien fired and was struck in the arm.
A judge set bail at $350,000, but Cast won't be going anywhere but jail after he gets out of the hospital if he can make bail, because his bail on outstanding charges out of Malden and Woburn was revoked, the DA's office reports.